The Lucky One
Drama / Romance
Director: Scott Hicks
Running time: 100 mins Released: 27th April 2012
About The Lucky One
Zac Efron plays a Marine who finds a photo of a beautiful woman on the ground during combat, and carries it with him believing she is his lucky charm. But when he tracks her down, Beth (Taylor Schilling) assumes he's looking for work at her kennel. It just so happens that he's good at manfully fixing things, so he settles in her picturesque small town and they begin a relationship. They're happy in an attractively sunlit way until Beth's hostile ex-husband Keith shows up, and unfortunately he's the only policeman in the South who hates the military. Your enjoyment of this film will probably be dependent on whether you believe Efron can pull off playing a combat-weary Marine while always looking like a Gap model, and also your tolerance for Nicholas Sparks, the one-man tear-jerking factory who wrote the film's source novel as well as other soggy weepies like Dear John.