Those who play with fire, eventually get shot.
My review, if not for anything other than sheer curiosity, Robert Nathan and Luckas Kendall‘s LUCKY BASTARD (2014) is just one of those,” found footage” films that do nearly everything right “found footage” wise sans plot and faking orgasms. However, for a feature intention on catching everything on film, it’s amazing how a premature ejaculate was able to kill going completely unnoticed? Lucky Bastard seems to have an interesting concept for a movie–except for logic and execution. Sure, there is a lot of heavy petting, nudity and extremely close and personal sexual situations. Perhaps even enough dramatic intensity to sate any audience interested in an “adult” horror film.
“Lucky Bastard” is a fictional porn site that films anything and everything that goes on between the sex starlets and their fans. Mike (Don McManus) is the owner of the website, and his number one star performer, Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue). Mike runs a contest where one of the websites wins an opportunity to be with Ashley. She refuses the idea initially. When offered more money she goes along with it. Queue in Mr. “Lucky,” Dave (Jay Paulson).
Dave is the unsuspecting and “shy” winner who knew Ashley a bit more about her personal life than just as an adult performer. Creeped out, she has to be persuaded to move forward with the performance. However, Dave’s performance did not last the B-roll, and a professional male adult performer had to substitute. Dave, embarrassed and humiliated, now provoked into a murderous rampage.
The acting in the film, marred by the horrendous dialogue forced upon the actors. The film succeeds as a found footage film. However, the lack of character development–whether necessary or not, “exposed” the flaws in the movie. The pacing suffered due to the lazy mood and quality when the actors were not performing. Everything seems to occur at random intervals and sliced together to appear more realistic.
The ending was even more confusing and not a happy one at that.
Sorry dear, I have a headache.
LUCKY BASTARD is rated NC-17 by the MPAA for explicit sexual content.
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