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Jon Lucas is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 29 october 1976 at Summit (USA)

Jon Lucas

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Birth name Jonathan Lucas
Nationality USA
Birth 29 october 1976 (43 years) at Summit (USA)

Life & Career

Jonathan "Jon" Lucas (born October 29, 1976) is an American screenwriter and film director. He is a graduate of Yale University as well as an alumnus of Pingry School. He started working as an assistant for screenwriter Daniel Petrie, Jr. in the 90's along with Scott Moore, who would become his longtime writing partner.

The first script they ever wrote together was Flypaper, although the movie didn't get made until 2011. They both worked on providing uncredited rewrites on Wedding Crashers, 27 Dresses, Chicken Little, Monster-In-Law and Mr. Woodcock.

In 2005 and 2007, they were hired to write the screenplays for the family comedies Rebound and Full of It. They also participated on the screenplay for the holiday comedy Four Christmases in 2008.

They wrote the successful romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past in 2009, but the same year, their breakthrough came with The Hangover, the highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever in the United States. The movie had two sequels but they weren't written by Lucas and Moore. Thanks to the success of The Hangover, the decided to pen another R-rated comedy: the 2011 film, The Change-Up.

He and Scott Moore created the 2013 comedy film, 21 & Over, which became their directorial debut. In October 2012, they sold to ABC a pilot for a new comedy show named Mixology, which follows five guys and five girls "trying to find love at a trendy Manhattan bar," all over the course of a single night. The show was picked up to series on May 2013. It hasn't a premiere date yet, but it will be a midseason show.

Best films

The Hangover (2009)
(Scriptwriter)
The Hangover Part III (2013)
(Characters)
Bad Moms (2016)
(Director)
Four Christmases (2008)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Scott Moore
Scott Moore
(9 films)
Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis
(2 films)
Todd Phillips
Todd Phillips
(2 films)
Oona Laurence
Oona Laurence
(2 films)
Kathryn Hahn
Kathryn Hahn
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jon Lucas (12 films)

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Director

A Bad Moms Christmas, 1h44
Directed by Jon Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon
Rating55% 2.763122.763122.763122.763122.76312
Comme beaucoup de mères de famille, Amy, Kiki et Carla angoissent à l’approche des fêtes de fin d'année : les cadeaux, le repas, la décoration, l’organisation et la préparation. Elles doivent tout gérer. Pire encore, leurs propres mères, aussi exigeantes que critiques, s’invitent à la fête. Fatiguées, les trois femmes décident de prendre en main les choses pour en profiter et s'éclater.
Bad Moms
Bad Moms (2016)
, 1h40
Directed by Jon Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo
Rating62% 3.1039353.1039353.1039353.1039353.103935
Amy (Mila Kunis), une trentenaire, mène une vie à 100 à l'heure, entre son travail qui lui en demande énormément, ses deux enfants beaucoup trop exigeants et son mari paresseux et infidèle. A trop en faire, elle finit par craquer. Lors d'une réunion de parents d’élèves, elle ne supporte plus la pression et annonce publiquement qu’elle ne veut plus passer pour la mère idéale. Cela choque plusieurs personnes dans l’assemblée mais lui attire également la sympathie de Kiki (Kristen Bell) et Carla (Kathryn Hahn), deux autres mamans fatiguées. Ensemble, elles décident de profiter de la vie et de prendre du bon temps, même si elles doivent se mettre à dos les mères de l’école.
21 & Over
21 & Over (2013)
, 1h33
Directed by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Justin Chon, Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, François Chau, Sarah Wright, Jonathan Keltz
Rating57% 2.8993052.8993052.8993052.8993052.899305
Friends since high school, Casey and Miller are both over 21 and want to take their friend Jeff Chang out for his 21st birthday. He insists he can't, citing the important medical school interview he has to be ready for at 7am. Miller threatens to make a lot of noise, keeping Jeff up all night, if he refuses to come out. Jeff eventually accepts, but only for one drink.

Scriptwriter

A Bad Moms Christmas, 1h44
Directed by Jon Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon
Roles Writer
Rating55% 2.763122.763122.763122.763122.76312
Comme beaucoup de mères de famille, Amy, Kiki et Carla angoissent à l’approche des fêtes de fin d'année : les cadeaux, le repas, la décoration, l’organisation et la préparation. Elles doivent tout gérer. Pire encore, leurs propres mères, aussi exigeantes que critiques, s’invitent à la fête. Fatiguées, les trois femmes décident de prendre en main les choses pour en profiter et s'éclater.
Bad Moms
Bad Moms (2016)
, 1h40
Directed by Jon Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Annie Mumolo
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1039353.1039353.1039353.1039353.103935
Amy (Mila Kunis), une trentenaire, mène une vie à 100 à l'heure, entre son travail qui lui en demande énormément, ses deux enfants beaucoup trop exigeants et son mari paresseux et infidèle. A trop en faire, elle finit par craquer. Lors d'une réunion de parents d’élèves, elle ne supporte plus la pression et annonce publiquement qu’elle ne veut plus passer pour la mère idéale. Cela choque plusieurs personnes dans l’assemblée mais lui attire également la sympathie de Kiki (Kristen Bell) et Carla (Kathryn Hahn), deux autres mamans fatiguées. Ensemble, elles décident de profiter de la vie et de prendre du bon temps, même si elles doivent se mettre à dos les mères de l’école.
Office Christmas Party, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jennifer Aniston, T. J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Abbey Lee Kershaw
Roles Writer
Rating57% 2.898042.898042.898042.898042.89804
Lorsque la directrice générale de Zenotek, Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) tente de fermer la branche de son frère Clay (T. J. Miller), il doit rassembler ses collègues et organiser une fête de Noël épique dans un effort pour impressionner un client potentiel et conclure une vente qui permettra de sauver leurs emplois.
21 & Over
21 & Over (2013)
, 1h33
Directed by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Justin Chon, Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, François Chau, Sarah Wright, Jonathan Keltz
Rating57% 2.8993052.8993052.8993052.8993052.899305
Friends since high school, Casey and Miller are both over 21 and want to take their friend Jeff Chang out for his 21st birthday. He insists he can't, citing the important medical school interview he has to be ready for at 7am. Miller threatens to make a lot of noise, keeping Jeff up all night, if he refuses to come out. Jeff eventually accepts, but only for one drink.
The Hangover Part III, 1h40
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham
Roles Characters
Rating58% 2.902932.902932.902932.902932.90293
Two years after the events in Bangkok, Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) escapes from a maximum security prison, using a riot as cover. Meanwhile in America, Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis) causes a 20-car freeway pileup after he purchases a giraffe and accidentally decapitates it on a low overpass. Alan's father Sid (Jeffrey Tambor), angry with Alan for his immature antics and never owning up to his mistakes, dies of a heart attack in the middle of a lecture. After the funeral, Alan's brother-in-law Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) informs friends Phil Wenneck (Bradley Cooper) and Stu Price (Ed Helms) that Alan has been off his ADHD medication and is out of control. They attend an intervention, in which Alan agrees to visit a rehab facility in Arizona, so long as "the Wolfpack" takes him there. On the way to Arizona, Phil's minivan is rammed off the road by a rental truck and the group is taken hostage. They are later confronted by mob boss Marshall (John Goodman) and "Black Doug" (Mike Epps), his head enforcer.
The Change-Up, 1h52
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Mircea Monroe, Alan Arkin
Rating62% 3.1485453.1485453.1485453.1485453.148545
Dave Lockwood (Jason Bateman) and Mitch Planko (Ryan Reynolds) are close friends who are each jealous of the other's lifestyle. While Dave is a lawyer with a wife and kids, Mitch is a freewheeling actor who has sex with many different women. After getting drunk at a bar, Mitch and Dave urinate in a park's fountain, and simultaneously wish that they had each other's lives.
Flypaper
Flypaper (2011)
, 1h27
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ashley Judd, Patrick Dempsey, Octavia Spencer, Adrian Martinez, Jeffrey Tambor, Mekhi Phifer
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.1992853.1992853.1992853.1992853.199285
A bank is simultaneously attacked by two groups of robbers: three high-tech professionals and two rustic buffoons. One bystander is quickly shot and killed, apparently by accident, and seven hostages taken. One of the hostages, an obsessive-compulsive customer, notices several puzzling details, from which he guesses that the coincidence was intentional: the robbers (among others) were lured here, with misleading blueprints and defective equipment, so that another criminal – at the top of the FBI's wanted list of bank robbers – could kill them to cover his own trail.
The Hangover, 1h40
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor
Rating76% 3.8467853.8467853.8467853.8467853.846785
To celebrate his upcoming marriage to Tracy Garner (Sasha Barrese), Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) travels to Las Vegas with his best friends Phil Wenneck (Bradley Cooper) and Stu Price (Ed Helms), as well as Tracy's brother and Doug's future brother-in-law Alan (Zach Galifianakis), in Doug's future father-in-law's vintage Mercedes-Benz. They stay at Caesars Palace, where they relax in the room before celebrating with a few drinks on the hotel rooftop. The next morning, Phil, Stu, and Alan awaken to find they have no memory of the previous night, and Doug is nowhere to be found. Stu is missing a tooth, their hotel suite is in disarray, a tiger is in their bathroom, a chicken in their living room, and a baby is in the closet, whom they name "Carlos". They find Doug's mattress impaled on a statue outside of their hotel and when they ask for their Mercedes, the valet delivers an LVPD police cruiser.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, 1h35
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Christmas films, Time travel films, Ghost films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Logan Miller, Robert Forster
Rating58% 2.9000552.9000552.9000552.9000552.900055
Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is a famous photographer and confirmed womanizer. He takes a break from his playboy lifestyle to attend his brother's wedding, where he becomes reacquainted with Jenny Perotti (Jennifer Garner), the only girl who ever captured his heart. After Connor delivers a drunken speech at the rehearsal dinner where he says that love isn't real, he's met in the bathroom by the ghost of his uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas), a roué who taught Connor everything he knows about seducing women. Wayne informs Connor that, over the course of the evening, he will be visited by three ghosts who will lead him through his romantic past, present, and future.
Four Christmases, 1h28
Directed by Seth Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Christmas films
Actors Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Favreau, Mary Steenburgen
Rating56% 2.8001052.8001052.8001052.8001052.800105
Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) are an upscale San Francisco couple. Having both come from dysfunctional families, with divorced parents and siblings with out-of-control kids, the two disdain the idea of getting married or having kids. In an effort to avoid their families at Christmas, the two go on vacation abroad while pretending to be doing charity work there. The third Christmas of their relationship, Brad and Kate are trapped at San Francisco International Airport by a fog bank that cancels every outbound flight, and interviewed by a news crew, alerting their families to the fact they're stuck at home for the holidays.
Full of It
Full of It (2007)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence
Actors Ryan Pinkston, Kate Mara, Theresa Polo, John Carroll Lynch, Cynthia Stevenson, Amanda Walsh
Rating55% 2.798742.798742.798742.798742.79874
Sam Leonard is the new kid at Bridgeport High School. On his first day, he is humiliated by the school jock Kyle Plunkett, becomes friends with Annie Dray, and falls in love with Kyle's girlfriend Vicki Sanders. When he goes to the guidance counselor for guidance, the counselor gives him the advice to lie to get the other kids to like him. Sam tells lies like "I drive a Porsche", "My dad's a rock star", "My dog ate my homework", "I never miss a shot" (at basketball) and that Vicki Sanders and his English teacher Mrs. Moran are lusting after him. That night, after an argument with his parents, he accidentally breaks the mirror behind his door. The next morning, Sam finds his dog actually eating his homework, he has a Porsche, he never misses a shot, and Mrs. Moran and Vicki Sanders are after him. Now he must find a way to fix what he's created.
Rebound
Rebound (2005)
, 1h43
Directed by Steve Carr
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Basketball films, Children's films
Actors Martin Lawrence, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Breckin Meyer, Horatio Sanz, Patrick Warburton, Katt Williams
Rating51% 2.551622.551622.551622.551622.55162
Coach Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) was once college basketball's top mastermind. His attention began to turn on what endorsement contracts he could secure instead of actually coaching his team. Roy lets his temper get the best of him in most situations. After causing a mishap with a mascot, the board bans McCormick from collegiate basketball until he can show that he can control his anger. Roy's reputation has doomed to him to being unhireable as a long time passes with no job offers. However, McCormick then gets one job offer, to Mount Vernon Junior High School, which was also where he graduated as a teenager. His alma mater's basketball team, the Smelters, is looking for somebody to coach the team, and the headmistress thinks an alumnus of his caliber in basketball would be ideal. Although irritated, Roy realizes he has no other options and accepts the coaching job, figuring this is the way to prove he can control his anger and get back into the spotlight of college basketball. As Roy begins coaching the squad, he gets into an embarrassing situation that he's never been in before and decides, enough is enough. He eventually starts teaching the concepts of basketball to his new team, albeit placing paramount emphasis on sportsmanship. With teaching and learning being done between both Roy and the kids, the Smelters eventually start having success. Unexpectedly, this leads Roy to find what he's been missing this whole time...not a big coaching gig, not high-dollar endorsement deals, and not even his name in lights...but his simple love of the game. Eventually Roy gains a new appreciation for his old school and figures that while it does not lead to big money endorsements, he can earn a comfortable living from this job.