My Lucky Star In yet another Holly wood-is-dumb satire, Philip, Claire, and Gilbert are struggling writers who hit it big when Joel Silver-like producer Bobby Spellman ("his gaze… My Lucky Star In yet another Holly wood-is-dumb satire, Philip, Claire, and Gilbert are struggling writers who hit it big when Joel Silver-like producer Bobby Spellman ("his gaze… 2006-01-25 Fiction Little Brown & Company
Book Review

My Lucky Star (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 25, 2006; Writer: Joe Keenan; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Little Brown & Company

In yet another Holly wood-is-dumb satire, Philip, Claire, and Gilbert are struggling writers who hit it big when Joel Silver-like producer Bobby Spellman (''his gaze held a calculated hint of menace as though to say, 'I like you at the moment but reserve the right to crush you''') hires them to adapt a classic WWII novel for closeted megastar Stephen Donato. When Donato's aunt plans to out the actor in a tell-all book, a smitten Philip poses as the aunt's ghostwriter to protect his crush. Sitcom writer Joe Keenan (Frasier, Out of Practice) achieves a silly-but-smart tone: Gilbert reworks Casablanca, puts the trio's names on it, and fools most of Hollywood. What My Lucky Star lacks in novelty it makes up for in pure snark.

Originally posted Jan 20, 2006 Published in issue #860 Jan 27, 2006 Order article reprints