Released: Jan 01st, 1985
Running Time: 80
Director: Paul G Vatelli
Cast: Eric Edwards, Rosey Marie, Janey Robbins, Duskca, Ann Whiting, Cynthia Brooks
Critical Rating: A 1/2
It’s high school graduation night. Time for a party. The whole class is here. Three of the guys set out for a night of celebration. One meets a German seductress. One meets a black hooker and a white hooker, who may even do him for free. And the nerd meets three girls in a van who are out to make him come 10 times in one night. Sound great? Unfortunately, not everyone involved gets passing grades and the viewer may not feel that he “got lucky.”
You know those ads for scary movies where they ask you to keep repeating “this is only a movie?” In Getting Lucky, they ought to make you repeat, “this is really a graduation night party.” Otherwise, you would think that it was just a mediocre sex film. The scenery and dialogue has nothing to do with teenage life and most of the actors look too old. They work “hey, it’s graduation night” into the script every ten minutes and that, I suppose, gives it atmosphere.
There are a couple of good sex scenes featuring attractive Ann Whiting sneaking off to a bedroom with her male classmate. And wealthy Dushka (as spelled in the film credits) or Duskca (as spelled on the box) is very hot when seducing another young “boy.” But, generally, Getting Lucky suffers from camera interruptus. Just as the filmmakers get a good angle, and especially when a guy reaches orgasm, the camera jerks to another setting for a few seconds, ruining the anticipation. Very frustrating. In my opinion, Getting Lucky needs a few tutoring sessions.