Based on the French film LE CHEVRE, PURE LUCK is the fifth comedy by Francis Veber to be remade in the United States. A look at the first four might have been daunting. Veber's play L'Emmerdeur
was the basis for Billy Wilder's depressing BUDDY BUDDY; LE JOUET was remade with Richard Pryor
and Jackie Gleason as the painfully unfunny THE TOY; THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE became the Tom Hanks clunker THE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE; and LES FUGITIFS spawned the dreadful THREE FUGITIVES with Martin Short and Nick Nolte. PURE LUCK continues this trend.
Valerie Highsmith (Sheila Kelley) may well be the unluckiest woman in the world: within hours of having ...