Release date: Friday October 3, 2008
Director: Neil Burger
Studio: Maple Pictures/Roadside Attractions
Screenplay: Neil Burger
Producers: Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Neil Burger, Rick Schwartz
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña, Molly Hagan, Mark L. Young, Howard Platt, Arden Myrin, Coburn Goss
Official Site: theluckyonesmovie.com
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A timely drama about life in America today, Lionsgate’s “The Lucky Ones” stars Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Pena as three soldiers on leave trying to make sense of their lives during an unexpected road trip across the United States. A humorous, moving portrayal about the challenges of coming home, “The Lucky Ones” is directed by Neil Burger (“The Illusionist”) from a script by Burger and Dirk Wittenborn.
After suffering an injury during a routine patrol, hardened sergeant TK Poole (Michael Pena) is granted a one-month leave to visit his fiancé. But when an unexpected blackout cancels all flights out of New York, TK agrees to share a ride to Pittsburgh with two similarly stranded servicemen: Cheever (Tim Robbins), an older family man who longs to return to his wife in St. Louis, and Colee (Rachel McAdams), a naive private who’s pinned her hopes on connecting with a dead fellow soldier’s family. What begins as a short trip unexpectedly evolves into a longer journey. Forced to grapple with old relationships, broken hopes and a country divided over the war, TK, Cheever and Colee discover that home is not quite what they remembered, and that the unlikely companionship they’ve found might be what matters the most.