“For an aspiring romp awash in sex and nudity, Mark Helfrich‘s Good Luck, Chuck proves painfully flaccid — a movie that simultaneously squanders its leads and its DVD extras. Dane Cook sells out arenas with his stand-up act, and Jessica Alba is, well, Jessica Alba, but once Chuck exhausts their devoted bases, this doesn’t promise to bring much good luck to Lionsgate.” — from Brian Lowry‘s Variety review.

A voice is telling me reviews of this sort won’t matter when it comes to ticket sales this weekend. (Chuck will probably run a close second to Resident Evil: Extinction.) If a problem of any kind develops, it may be because of what a friend told me this morning: “This is a movie in which Dane Cook is naked in some scenes and Jessica Alba is naked in none. Now, what’s wrong with that concept?”