Lucky Them

A middle-aged rock journalist in Seattle (Toni Colette) is browbeaten by her joint-puffing editor (Oliver Platt) into tracking down her old lover, a legendary singer-songwriter who disappeared years earlier, and for financial reasons she agrees to collaborate with a bumptious amateur filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church) on a documentary about her quest. This pleasant but eminently forgettable indie comedy is the sort of thing that makes you wonder whether the big names in the cast were having serious career problems, doing someone a favor, or just had a few weeks to kill. Megan Griffiths directed.