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The Lucky One (DVD + UV Copy) [2012]

Zac Efron , Taylor Schilling    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, German, Spanish
  • Dubbed: German, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, German
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Aug 2012
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00683T3XS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,509 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



As a tourism advertisement for Louisiana, where filming took place, The Lucky One makes the most of a scenic state. As an opportunity for Zac Efron (High School Musical) to prove his acting mettle, it's less successful. On his third tour of duty in Iraq, Efron's Sgt. Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a pretty blonde that reads "keep safe" on the back. After a series of close scrapes, he credits his survival to the memento. Upon his release, Logan retrieves his German shepherd and sets out for North Carolina (it's never clear how he figures that out as a destination). When he finds Beth (Taylor Schilling), who runs a kennel with her grandmother (Blythe Danner), he doesn't know how to tell her about the picture, so he takes a job working with the dogs, and befriends her son (Riley Thomas Stewart), a chess prodigy, while inspiring jealousy in her hotheaded ex-husband, Keith (Jay R. Ferguson, who looks more like a marine than Efron). The climactic storm at the end provides the opportunity for Logan to come clean and for Keith to prove he isn't a complete loser, allowing romance to bloom between the central couple. In drawing from the novel by Nicholas Sparks, Shine's Scott Hicks offers a picture-postcard romance that feels too much like a Lifetime movie. Though Efron, who made a stronger impression in Me and Orson Welles, never overacts, his recessive performance renders Logan more opaque than necessary. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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Zac Efron stars with Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner in the romantic drama The Lucky One, directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks (Shine), based on Nicholas Sparks' bestseller The Lucky One.

U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Discovering her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lucky find !! 15 Aug 2013
By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER
This was an impulse buy at Tesco and is a typical afternoon movie what you might call a light weight but with a subtle difference it has beautiful camera work and breath taking scenery. The story is typical of what you might expect in that the boy finds the girl she initially hates him then grows to love him but it's done in such a way as to take it above the normal offerings. It's worth the 5 it cost and is good enough to be watched a second time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "The Lucky One" on BLU RAY... 16 Mar 2014
My 19-year old daughter is a monster fan of 2004's "The Notebook" and the books of Nicholas Sparks - so I had to get 2012's "The Lucky One" for her.

For Daddy there's the fabulous actress TAYLOR SCHILLING who I think is a huge star in the making (sort of America's answer to Emily Blunt). I've pigged out on over 40 episodes of both TV Series "Mercy" (2009) and "Orange Is The New Black" (2013) precisely because she rocks both with a lightness of touch on the one hand and a genuine depth on the other. It's easy to see why Director Scott Hicks picked Schilling to stand alongside a now grown-up and buffed up ZAC EFRON in "The Lucky One" (clever casting and career moves in both cases).

I wish I could say that this is a great romance film - it isn't - but it definitely has its moments. Unfortunately a lot of the time it feels two shades short of a bad Mills and Boons book. The fluffy dogs - the idyllic surroundings - the dishevelled mother (Blythe Danner) and the pretty daughter (Taylor Schilling) - the aw-shucks family values - the laughing and flicking of hair in row boats - the shagging in dripping showers - the obstacles she must overcome (a lost brother, a bullying husband and a politically manipulative Mayor). Then there are the obligatory schlock songs in-between fields and afternoon walks, a violin-playing son in need of a father figure and cutesy tree houses. It also keeps the absolute worst piece of Rock Ballad turd I've ever heard until the end credits roll.

"The Lucky One" tries real hard - it does - but when it should be winning your heart - it's actually making you cringe. "The Jane Austen Book Club" or "People Like Us" or "Now Is Good" are all so much better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok... but nothing to write home about 22 Sep 2012
An easy watch, acting quite good... however rather predictable. Not as good as I had hoped. One to rent, not buy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By bernie VINE VOICE
First I have to confess that I have not read the book. This is not my preferred genre for reading.

The film however deserves a viewing as it does rings around what could have been a Hallmark movie. This was formula enough to pretty much guess the complete film from the early beginning. However I suspect the draw is the character interaction and not a mystery or action. All the actors were good in their parts and very believable. I thought Blythe Danner was exceptional.

Basic story is of a marine Vet, on his third tour of duty in Iraq; Sgt. Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) finds a picture during the war. He believes this is his good luck charm and is determined to fine the person behind the smile in the picture that he owes his life to. He finds more than he bargained for. Did he fine more than he could handle?
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Film 30 Jun 2012
Zach Effron plays Logan a US Marine who while on a tour of duty in Iraq sees a picture on the ground. When he picks it up he notices that it's a photograph of a beautiful young woman. As he is looking at it a bomb goes off where he had just been standing and he realises that the photo saved his life. Logan decides to find the woman in the photo so that he can thank her for saving his life.
The story is sweet and predictible and there weren't really any surprises but I still enjoyed it.
I'm not usually a Zach Effron fan but loved him in this. This film probably wouldn't appeal to Zach's younger fans as it does feature quite a few love scenes and I must admit that these were somewhat spoilt for me by a group of young girls who kept laughing whenever these came on.
I really enjoyed this film and can't wait to see it on dvd.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good storyline 2 Jan 2014
By darcy
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Good romantic film.thoroughly enjoyed it! Nicholas sparks stories usually good.This one did not disappoint- sometimes it's just nice to watch a film which you don't have to think about just enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely film 18 Oct 2012
This is a perfect film for a night in with the wine and chocolates. Great chemistry between the two leads and a moving story. Its not action packed but it does keep your interest all the way through and I enjoyed it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best! 9 Oct 2012
I absolutely LOVE this film! Zac Efron is so dishy too! Went to go and see it at the cinema with my friend and I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to follow. I got the book soon after the visit to the cinema and finished it within days! Absolutely love Nicholas Sparks' books and movie adaptions and this did not let me down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you enjoy Nicholas Sparks novels
If you enjoy Nicholas Sparks novels, and a good old fashioned love story, then add Zac Efron and Taylor Shilling - both easy on the eye and you have a lovely movie. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Frantic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great movie, fast delivery
Published 3 days ago by Kirstin
5.0 out of 5 stars zac efron.... need i say more ...
zac efron .... need i say more! Didnt know it was a book..going to give it a read
Published 9 days ago by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and heartfelt.
A lovely film, on several levels. If you like a film with emotional depth, this will do it.
Published 9 days ago by Dillie Bubble
5.0 out of 5 stars arthur
a film that I can watch again and again
Published 15 days ago by avine
1.0 out of 5 stars This war hero could do much better than this bucket fanny
Talk about stereotypical american s***e. Don't watch this unless you are brain dead. This war hero could do much better than this bucket fanny, scrawny blond bimbo. Read more
Published 16 days ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars very sweet.
I really enjoyed this film. I loved the notebook and so had high hopes for this one as well. I wouldn't say that this is as good as the notebook but it's definitely one I'll watch... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Bookworm
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but should be rated 15.
Ok film, but should be rated 15 in my opinion.
Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Chicken flick, but still heartwarming
Published 17 days ago by Claire Graham
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected
after reading the book, which I was glued too, Zac Efron was not the picture I had in my mind to play this role, however I was surprised and would say give the film a chance I... Read more
Published 19 days ago by paul
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