Not Part of a Balanced Breakfast – Unlucky Charms (2013)

A group of young women are competing for a modelling contract and just like real life, they must get past the judges and one woman in particular, a fading starlet who uses magical Irish charms to keep her youth and beauty. Things are not so easy of course as the charms are losing their potency and DeeDee, said woman who uses them, is freaking out because of it. Even worse, there are four magical beings that sense the use of those charms and are looking to reclaim them – The Cyclops, The Banshee, The Hobgoblin and the leprechaun Farr Darrig.

The positives about this film are few and far between, one of them being the makeup used on the creatures which was not all that bad and Nathan Phillips who starred as Farr Darrig who at least tried to put a little oomph in his performance. The bad in the movie far outweighs the good though as the story was a poor take on reality television, the acting was fairly atrocious and the dialogue was quite poor, made worse by those delivering it in the film. There were a few notable names present like Seth Peterson, Charlie O’Connell (brother of Jerry) and Masuimi Max, but their names were all they brought to the table, leaving any talent they had behind when they agreed to star in this picture.

For a film that is often classified as both horror and a comedy, Unlucky Charms featured little of either and thus ended up being a film that was more ridiculous than anything else. The movie does have a catchy title and tagline, but for the most part, it is simply not worth the time.

1.5 out of 5

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