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The Lucky One

Starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe, Danner,
2012, Rated M

Reviewed by Tara Burton Communications Officer and Advertising Manager for Uniting Communications.

BASED on Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novel of the same name, The Lucky One stars Zac Efron as U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault and Taylor Schilling as Beth Clayton.

This romantic comedy explores the subjects of destiny and fate.

When Logan (Efron) discovers a picture of a smiling young woman (Schilling) whilst in battle in Iraq, he believes that she is
his good luck charm.

When he returns home from war he endeavours to find the woman that he thinks saved his life.

Logan walks from his home in Colorado to Hampton, North Carolina to find the girl who hasn’t left his mind since first finding her picture.

When he finds Beth he ends up working for her family-run kennel business.

After their initial meeting Beth is unsure and sceptical about Logan’s intentions but sparks soon fly.

Logan also forms a close friendship with Beth’s son Ben and this bond draws Logan and Beth together.

As their romance blossoms Logan soon realises that Beth could be more than just his good luck charm.

However, when Beth finds out Logan’s secret from her conniving ex-husband their new found love aff air is in jeopardy.

The two lead characters are believable and their love story is beautifully played out.

Taylor Schilling’s portrayal of a devastated sister who mourns the death of her brother is touching and convincing.

Young star Zac Efron plays a very mature and hardworking army sergeant, who still struggles with memories of the war.

I have always been a fan of Nicholas Sparks and his extraordinary books-turned movies, such as The Notebook, A Walk to Remember and Dear John.

The Lucky One is no exception.

A definite must see for all those romantics!