‘Lucky’ unexpectedly hilarious

Fatima Oubaid / Washburn Review

Every time I get on Netflix, I never know what kind of movie I am in the mood for. With so many poorly made movies out there and my bad luck, I usually end up wasting my time on pointless movies.

When I recently watched a movie called “Lucky,” however, that was not the case.

The movie is about a hilarious twist to a serial killer’s life after he ironically wins the lottery off a ticket one of his victims and finally goes after a girl he has known since his childhood. His so called “dream girl” just so happens to be overly positive and ditsy, which is completely opposite of his character. In the beginning, she is reluctant to give him a chance, but when she hears about his winning the lottery, she immediately changes her mind.

The movie is basically about the life they share together and how far some people will go for a little money.

When I first started watching the movie, I didn’t expect it to be funny at all. I thought it would be just another desperate attempt to turn something serious into something funny and enjoyable. As the movie progressed, I realized that was not the case.

Within the first 10 minutes, I could hardly contain myself from laughing. The movie itself has serious elements, but what makes it so enjoyable and intriguing is the fact that the characters never do what you would expect them to. One minute the characters are completely normal, and then they are completely out of the ordinary and bizarre.

Because the characters appear to be so normal, it was hard to figure out who the serial killer was until it was revealed. This element of surprise occurred throughout the movie and kept me watching it even though, I will admit, it had tendencies to be a little slow at times.

The best part about the movie is the extremely major twist at the end. Just when you think you have the whole movie figured out, they throw in another twist. Usually when movies throw huge twists at the end, it leaves me feeling upset or frustrated. In “Lucky,” I felt completely satisfied with the twist.

It actually made the movie much more enjoyable and the ending well worth sitting through.

If you’ve never heard of this movie, I recommend you go check it out on Netflix. I guarantee you will be surprised.