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Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive

Sep. 30, 2022United States113 Min.R
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Ani FaNelli ( Mila Kunis ) did it. She works as a journalist for a major women’s magazine and is just about to take off. She wears expensive designer clothes and generally always looks impeccable. There is also a dream wedding with Luke Harrison ( Finn Wittrock) with whom she has been happily in a relationship for a while. The only way, it seems from the outside, leads steeply upwards. But that was not always so. She hates to think back to her schooldays in particular and has since left her old first name behind to start a new life. She has every reason to do so. But it’s not until she’s approached for a documentary about an incident from that time that she really begins to grapple with the past…

Playing with the facade is one that is always liked to be dug up in films. Deeply hidden secrets, mental abysses – anything that promises excitement or even shock is allowed. For example, Don’t Worry Darling recently took audiences on a journey to a desert town in 1950s California that appears pristine on the outside, but where something is clearly amiss. In a similar vein, Jessica Knoll’s 2015 bestselling novel Luckiest Girl Alive tells the story of a woman who suddenly finds herself in danger of derailing her way to the top. In this country, people took less notice of the novel. But that could change now through the Netflix-Adaptation, which we have the title I. am. so. happy. wears, maybe change again.

At least the film can advertise itself with a prominent cast. In recent years, Mila Kunis has mainly been seen in comedies and has also celebrated her greater successes with them. But that doesn’t mean that she can’t take on more serious roles. And I am serious. am. so. happy., a lot. Where the above thriller is exaggerated in a quite artistic way and deliberately took a latently surreal direction, Knoll, who also wrote the screenplay, wants to be part of the real world with her story. In fact, she herself processed an event in her book that she had to suppress for many years. It was not entirely by chance that she chose a protagonist who works in the writing field. Except that she works as a journalist, while Knoll himself prefers fictional writing.

Luckiest Girl Alive
Luckiest Girl Alive
Luckiest Girl Alive
Luckiest Girl Alive
Luckiest Girl Alive
Original title Luckiest Girl Alive
IMDb Rating 6.4 35,384 votes
TMDb Rating 6.66 423 votes

Director

Mike Barker
Director

Cast

Mila Kunis isAni FaNelli
Ani FaNelli
Finn Wittrock isLuke Harrison
Luke Harrison
Scoot McNairy isAndrew Larson
Andrew Larson
Thomas Barbusca isArthur Finnerman
Arthur Finnerman
Justine Lupe isNell Rutherford
Nell Rutherford
Alexandra Beaton isHilary Hitchinson
Hilary Hitchinson
Dalmar Abuzeid isAaron Wickersham
Aaron Wickersham
Alex Barone isDean Barton
Dean Barton

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