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'Lucky Stiff' Movie Trailer Released!

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Jeffrey Karasarides
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BWW doesn't know how to spell Richard Rodgers.

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Brave Sir Robin2
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Looks like fun! Not my first choice of musical to adapt to film, but it looks well done.
sephyr
Featured Actor
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This looks great! I love when she flipped over the table haha Nice to see another musical film adaptation coming soon. The orchestrations sound lush and exciting! Also, I'm excited to see what Nikki James and Kate Shindle have in store. Fun!
AndersonTours
Understudy
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I agree. This looks like fun.
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trentsketch
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I'm not too familiar with the show, but the trailer certainly has me interested in the film. I also want to see what Kate Shindle can do onscreen.
Jon
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Shindle's role involves one big night club production number and a few short scenes. In the stage version, there were two men and two women who played multiple small roles. Domanique DuMonaco, the singer, was one of those roles.
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HorseTears
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Uhhh... yeah. How did this get made? This is someone's vanity project, right?
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bjh2114
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I saw a screening of an early version of this a year or so ago, and I can say that it was without a doubt one of the WORST things I've ever seen on film. I love the show, but the movie was really poorly done. Hopefully they made some major edits and did some reshoots to fix the problems.
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HorseTears
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Which is totally surprising given that it's directed by legendary film director Christopher Ashley. How does he get that mid 90s Lifetime Movie of the Week aesthetic so right?
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RippedMan
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It looks well made to me! It's just a little jarring to see the musical numbers. But eh. I'd see it. It does seem an odd choice to put on film. Has it ever had a major production?
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ChairinMain
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WHO exactly is Pamela Shaw, who is playing Rita? Has anyone ever heard of her? From her website, she appears to be an australian transplant who played the role a while back in Melbourne, but she doesn't seem to have any kind of notable credits.
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ChairinMain
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Also, have you guys noticed Cheyene Jackson is in this thing?
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EricMontreal22
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Ugh, hate to read a bad review. The trailer actually kinda impressed me. Obviously this will play a few film fests (like it is this month) and then go direct to some tiny tv station or DVD, but, given the weird circumstances behind it and the tiny budget, the trailer actually impressed me.

Still, the best part of the trailer is near the end when the voice over says "From the creators of Broadway's greatest hits!" and they quickly flash such hits as Rocky and Seussical's logos before most people can see what they are. Ingenious!

(I still have high hopes for this.) And yes, Cheyenne was announced for it back when this was being made in 2003 :P I think most of us following it are aware he's in the film, and I would hope people watching the trailer would be even more aware.
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Michael Kras
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I find it inexplicable that of ALL of the adaptable musicals out there, they made a movie of this one.
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bwayto
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It's going to screen at TIFF this fall along with Last Five Years. I'm excited for it - I'll post my thoughts after I've seen it.
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Michael Kras
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I'll be at TIFF to see The Last Five Years, but I'm not touching Lucky Stiff.
CATSNYrevival
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'Lucky Stiff' Movie Trailer Released!
Posted: 8/10/14 at 03:12am
I'm sorry but this looks like a riot. I can't wait to see it.
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Patti LuPone FANatic
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'Lucky Stiff' Movie Trailer Released!
Posted: 8/10/14 at 06:53pm
Is this a film that is so bad...that it's good?
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gypsy101
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'Lucky Stiff' Movie Trailer Released!
Posted: 8/12/14 at 05:42am
I just recently listened to all the old Ahrens and Flaherty stuff and Lucky Stiff is the one that stuck with me the most...I'm embarrassed to admit I listened to both the recordings for a few weeks pretty frequently. I liked it much better than My Favorite Year or even Once On This Island (although i appreciated the message of Once). Lucky Stiff is basically fun nonsense (with two separate anthems to dog-ownership) so I'm kind of excited for the movie, although whoever thought the old lady playing Rita is better than Mary Testa should visit their nearest optometrist.
mbelle46
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'Lucky Stiff' Movie Trailer Released!
Posted: 8/12/14 at 07:59am
Lucky Stiff is very underrated but it has great music and it is very funny. Definitely see it when it comes out.
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Mister Matt
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'Lucky Stiff' Movie Trailer Released!
Posted: 8/12/14 at 09:24am
I find it inexplicable that of ALL of the adaptable musicals out there, they made a movie of this one.

Clearly, "they" are not a major studio pouring $40-60 million into a film with major names. This is obviously a low-budget passion project, so this really isn't inexplicable at all. Katy Perry starring in a film version of The People in the Picture directed by Spielberg with a $70 million budget would be inexplicable.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
ggersten
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'Lucky Stiff' Movie Trailer Released!
Posted: 8/12/14 at 10:16am
What would be inexplicable would be Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in "The Boys in the Photograph" aka "The Beautiful Game" and directed by Kathryn Bigelow - filmed on location in Belfast?

 
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