Friday, March 29, 2013

Review: Lucky Bastard

We recently had a chance to sit down and watch Lucky Bastard, a movie based in the porn industry. Using the "Found Footage" style of movie making like The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield, I jumped in a bit hesitant. Well, all hesitation was thrown out the window a few minutes in!

Please realize unlike most  content on the site, this move is not for anyone under the age of 17!

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We're going to get this out of the way from the get go.... Lucky Bastard is rated NC-17 by the MPAA for explicit sexual content. That said, even though the movie is based on the porn industry, no real sex takes place and if you want to watch this movie to get your socks off, you'll get more from Cinemax after prime time!

Lucky Bastard is about a porn site called, yes, Lucky Bastard. This is were we meet Ashley Saint, played by Betsy Rue. A single mother of two who does porn to support her family. Feeling pressure from her boss Mike, played by Don McManus, to be on an episode of Lucky Bastard. The premise of the site is that a fan is chosen to be "The Lucky Bastard," a title that allows you the chance to have sex with your favorite porn actor on screen.

Does this guy look OK to you?

This is where Dave, played by Jay Paulson comes along. This Lucky Bastard is chosen to have a shot, on camera, with Ashley Saint, the hottest thing in porn at the moment. He seems like a nice guy at first, but once everyone meets him in person, things seem a bit off. From here, everything seems to go downhill for everyone involved.

Despite it's running time of an hour and 31 minutes, I can't really say more  without hitting spoiler territory! So I'm going to focus on some of the other aspects of the movie.

Yes, chances are that lens costs more than the camera!

There's something to be said about porn, and that it tends to be the market that pushes tech! Shot with some amazing cameras, Lucky Bastard is one of the clearest films I have seem in a while.  Shots are free from grain and other post processing effects. This leaves us with what appears more like a window into another world rather than a movie. Even the reality TV home type cameras don't disappoint!

Next up, the cast did an amazing job! With actors like Catherine Annette, Chris Wylde, Lee Kholafai, and Lanny Joon; while not the biggest names, they do a damn fine job in this movie! All the emotion, movement, and everything just felt authentic!

There is not more more that I can say other than the fact that I went in a skeptic and came out a believer.

Our Rating?
4 out of 5 Geegamon!
  This movie is definitely worth your time!

This movie's release date is April 5th with its world premiere in a one-week engagement at Vintage Cinemas’ Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, 1822 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027.

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