- Awesome Music: Regardless of how you feel about the film, or their inclusion in it, McFly's songs, all 3 of them, in the movie are really good. Hell, the soundtrack's just made up of songs from their first 2 albums (a few are redone versions just for it) and a new song written just for it by the same name. It's a shame they didn't get more screentime to play more songs in the film. This also might be why they were picked for the film, since their screentime seems like it was written for a much smaller band, or one made up for the film.
- Designated Hero: Ashley, especially after she loses her luck. She is a narcissistic Jerkass, who blames her superstition on others (from the fortune teller, to Jake, to her best friend's black cat), kisses several guys (from the party) against their will (including a married man) to "get her luck back," makes a very rude comment about her date's mother's artwork at the museum, and even has an unbelievably childish tantrum at a restaurant. She also lacks common sense, and brings some of these "unlucky" incidents on herself (such as putting a burning hair dryer under water- while plugged in the wall, and putting her last contact into her eye- after it fell in a dirty litter box, without cleaning it first).
- Harsher in Hindsight: The entire plot arguably qualifies as this since it revolves around Lindsay Lohan becoming incredibly unlucky and Chris Pine becoming much luckier which is pretty much what would shortly happen to them in real life. Chris Pine was cast in Star Trek (2009) shortly after this film and became a major star whose career is still going strong and garnered considerable critical respect. Lindsay Lohan, whose career was already struggling due to her instances of difficult behavior, hit a major stumbling block with both this film and I Know Who Killed Me that she still hasn't recovered from and is generally known more for her swift decline than for her work.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- During the montage where Ashley tracks down and kisses the dancers from the ball, one had just gotten married and is standing outside the church with his fiance and everybody who attended, and she kisses him. Tom Fletcher (one of the band's lead singers) previously wrote with his friend, James Bourne of McFly's brother band Busted, a song called, 'Crashed the Wedding' for Busted's second album.
- Chris Pine's character getting called "Spider-Man."
- Just Here for Godzilla: Why most British fans of McFly went to see it. Even people who aren't their fans even say they're the best parts of it. Hell, this entry was made specifically because of them.
- A lot of the ADR dubbing is both poorly mixed into the scenes it's used in and doesn't ever fit over the footage it's dubbed over. Sometimes it's used because they didn't wanna bother reshooting small bits of dialogue, so they just had the actors record over the existing footage as-is with no regard to it making sense.
- This film has a lot of continuity errors in the filmmaking, anachronisms, and other goofs. IMDb has an extensive list of them.
- Took the Bad Film Seriously:
- Chris Pine does his best to make Jake a sympathetic character, which he does, and was even on board for the comedy in the film and generally bring his usual charm and lightness of touch, but the film isn't nearly good enough to justify his performance.
- Poor McFly do a decent job with what they're given, especially since they're not actors, but they're not in their scenes long enough to justify actually trying to act.Ad
YMMV / Just My Luck