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Zac Efron stars in this romantic drama based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks. US Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq clutching a photograph of a woman he has never met, which he has come to see as the good luck charm that has kept him alive. After some investigation he learns that the woman's name is Beth (Taylor Schilling), finds out where she lives and ends up getting a job at the kennels run by her family. Despite Beth's initial skepticism and various obstacles in her life, the two gradually become closer, leading Logan to hope that Beth could become far more to him than just a good luck charm.
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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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It requires them to be made for each other, and their acting certainly conveys that.
Logan is a Marine returning from 3 Iraq tours, during which he had found the picture of a woman, and he believed that she had kept him safe when others were not so lucky. So he sets off in search of her to say thank you.
He finds her, but doesn’t actually tell her why exactly he has entered her life, and those of her son Ben (Riley Thomas Stewart), and her mother Ellie (Blythe Danner).
Nana sees the signs and manages to give advice without directly giving it, and Ben quickly takes a liking to Logan.
Ben’s real dad is Beth’s ‘ex’, and the local Sheriff called Keith Clayton (Jay R Ferguson). He doesn’t take kindly to the growing relationship between her and Logan.
Zac and Taylor were particularly well cast in my opinion, but Blythe Danner and Jay R Ferguson gave good performances too.
The drama with Ben at the end, (and where it leads) is a little predictable though.
And, as a dog lover, I can’t believe that the film makers allowed Logan to walk away forever without taking his dog Zeus with him!
The film is fantastic. Are there some plot contrivences? Sure... Do I care? No. People seem to expect films, games and books etc to be flawless these days. This is not a flawless film, and there are a lot of over-used plot elements, but that stuff is simply a backdrop onto which a deeper message is written. As for what that message is? Well, you'll need to find that out for yourself, as I can't tell you what you "should" take from the film.
All in all, thoroughly recommended.
Such a great film with some really natural and believable characters that deliver a feel-good story. Some stunning shots of the location and scenery accompanied by amazing songs and musical scores, loved it!