The new movie Lottery Ticket, a comedy starring Bow Wow and Ice Cube, opens nationwide in theaters Friday, August 20, 2010.
Lottery Ticket is a story about a young man by the name of Kevin Carson (played by Bow Wow), living in the projects, who wins $370 million from a lottery ticket he purchased. When his opportunistic neighbors discover he has the winning ticket in his possession, Kevin must survive their greedy and sometimes even threatening actions over a three-day holiday weekend before he can claim his prize.
Lottery Ticket has a slew of actors with lots of known B-list stars popping in, including Bow Wow, Ice Cube, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Keith David, Charlie Murphy, Leslie Jones, Bill Bellamy, Mike Epps and T-Pain. Ice Cube is also one of the executive producers of the movie.
Lottery Ticket received mixed ratings from the critics.
“A disappointing, trite comedy overrun with African-American stereotypes.” -Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
“This movie’s good. It’s fast, deftly paced and funny, and only some misjudged violence in the last lap keeps it from being better than good.” -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“…the worst urban comedy in a long time.” -Bill Gibron, FilmCritic.com
“Like Kevin’s lucky fortune cookie, Lottery Ticket is a sweet treat with a substantive message.” -Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
Check out the trailer for Lottery Ticket below.
Lottery Ticket is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking.