- 1 hr 9 min
Jinxed is a 2013 adventure-comedy film directed by Stephen Herek and starring Ciara Bravo, Jacob Bertrand, and Elena Kampouris. The film follows Meg Murphy, a new girl in the haven-centered Murphy family who is determined to break the family curse and bring good luck back to her family's pet store. The Murphy family has always been surrounded by bad luck, and their pet store has been failing for years. All the pets that they sell end up dying soon after, so they have very few customers. The Murphy family's eldest daughter, Aria (Kampouris), is resigned to their fate, but Meg (Bravo) refuses to accept it. She thinks the family is destined to break the curse of bad luck, and she is determined to do so. Meg's father, Det. Murphy (Jack Griffo), is skeptical of this, but he is impressed with Meg's enthusiasm and determination. Her younger brother, Charlie (Bertrand), is very supportive of her, too. One day, after a mishap with a pet that escaped from the store, Meg wanders into a cave where she finds a mysterious bracelet. Through a sequence of comedic coincidences, Charlie discovers that the bracelet grants the wearer extraordinary luck for a short period. With the help of Charlie, Meg hatches a plan to use the bracelet's powers to bring good luck to the Murphy family's store. However, their plan to use the bracelet goes awry when the villainous Lenny Flynn-Tanzer (Jay Brazeau), a businessman who wants to buy the store, gets wind of their plan and wants to get his hands on the bracelet. Lenny sets his sights on the Murphy family's store and starts making them toxic offers. Meg has to use her newfound luck to save the store and her family from being duped by Lenny. Along the way, she and Charlie run into a series of hilarious misadventures that will leave everyone in stitches. The film boasts a talented cast, with exceptional performances by Ciara Bravo, Elena Kampouris, and Jacob Bertrand. The trio has great chemistry, and their interactions are always hilarious. There is also a range of supporting characters, each with their own unique personality traits and quirks, that add even more color to the film. The film's humor is its strongest point, with the writers delivering a fun script filled with goofy gags and slapstick. The film is loaded with jokes that both children and adults will appreciate, making it a great choice for family viewing. The film's production design and cinematography are also noteworthy, with a bright and colorful palette that adds to the film's playful tone. In particular, the Murphy family's pet store is a charming set that will pull the viewers right in. Overall, Jinxed is a charming, fun-filled movie that will keep viewers entertained from start to finish. The performances are great, the humor is sharp, and the production design is excellent. It is an ideal movie for families who are in the mood for some feel-good fun.