(USA, 97 min.)
Dir. Megan Griffiths, Writ. Huck Botko, Emily Wachtel
Starring: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Ryan Eggold, and Johnny Depp.
Long live the arts critic! Arts critics, especially music critics, are unsung heroes of motion pictures. They haven’t really gotten their due outside of Cameron Crowe’s stellar Almost Famous. Megan Griffiths Lucky Them, while not quite in the league of Almost Famous, offers an enjoyable tale about the invaluable role that music plays in one’s life as music journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette, Enough Said) learns to read between the lines that have defined her life.