Lucky Bastard


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  

Rusty is happily partnered off with Daniel, and thinks nothing of it when his boyfriend goes out of town on business and he is left alone to his work designing and restoring old buildings. A chance meeting with sexy, manipulative Dale in a convenience store leads to dirty, fun sex in a motel room that then turns into a full-blown affair of dangerous proportions. Dale is highly charismatic and addicted to drugs, and Rusty soon finds himself madly in love and completely obsessed with him, thoroughly in danger of losing his entire life to this new connection. Not that it’s a connection we understand at all, since the actors have zippo chemistry between them, and Rusty’s desire to destroy a perfectly good life on a criminal is very hard to understand. All the flesh revealed in this painfully unwatchable melodrama, however, does nothing to make up for extremely bad acting, directing, editing and even dull lighting; the whole thing has the production quality of porn but without the explicit imagery (or sense of fun).  Anyone wanting to enjoy some soft-core titillation will enjoy themselves well enough, but otherwise it’s a terrible bore with not the slightest bit of tension holding it together.

USA, 2009

Screenplay by Everett Lewis

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by Mimi Maxmen

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