Luck: A fortunate find on Apple TV.
I gently mentioned in a posted on the socials the other day about a new Apple TV movie called Luck, but I feel it deserves a little bit more than just a few words in a post. So, here’s my cliff notes review on Luck.
We really love watching movies/shows as a family. Sometimes it can be hard to find something that appeals to everyone as we have three children (all three years apart from the next) and then, of course, my husband and I would like to enjoy what we watch as well. So naturally I was delighted when the kids all unanimously agreed that they wanted to watch Luck the other night. Hubs and I are both Simon Pegg fans and I’m pretty much down for any story with mythical creatures involved. And at 1 hour and 37 minutes, it’s a great length in case not all parties involved are totally digging it.
So what is the story about anyway? Well, we start off meeting a lovely young lass named Sam (voiced by Eva Noblezada). She has recently turned 18 and is moving out of the girls’ home she was living in, into her own place. We learn immediately that Sam has some of the worst luck a person could have, yet she is a delightful and kindhearted person. A true unicorn of a human. Inevitably, through circumstances I won’t disclose (no spoilers!!) Sam ends up in the land of luck. She meets a unique cat named Bob (voiced by Simon Pegg) and gets a real education on how good luck AND bad luck work and the creatures that keep the whole system flowing.
The whole family loved the movie and I definitely loved the message that I took away from it. Life is what you make of it. You have a choice in how you handle the wins and w
allops that come your way and what kind of person you become from it all. I also have to hop up on my soap box and give a little PSA. I love the attention this gives to children in group homes. It is not an easy or fair life for a child and this film gives a brief and subtle glimpse at the loneliness of a child aging out of the system. It’s not for everyone, but if you can financially, physically, and mentally handle it, please be a foster parent. And to those that do, thank you. And if you are considering adopting, please consider adopting children from the system. These children need and deserve loving homes.
Off my soap box. One last note. In addition to a phenomenal voice cast and a well written story, I wouldn’t be doing the film justice if I didn’t also address the animation. There are little details throughout the movie that I just love (like the scar in Sam’s eyebrow, where the hair doesn’t grow quite as thick). And the movements of the characters are so well done that every time Bob comes on screen my dog runs to the TV and watches VERY intensely (see picture below). It’s rather amusing.
This is a sweet movie and dare I say one the whole family can get a chuckle and a good reminder out of.
What’s a movie that warms your heart?
Thanks for reading and have a magical day!