“U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Zac 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 kno w. Learning her name is Beth (Taylor 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.”
I am a big fan of Nicholas Sparks’ movies. I absolutely love The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. My sister and I were very excited to see The Lucky One.
Overall, this was a typical Nicholas Sparks’ movie. It was very similar to the plot of the other movies that have been based on his novels. I was alright with this because that is what I was expecting.
For me, it was different to see Zac Efron in a ‘tough guy’ role, playing a Marine. To me, he is still Troy from the High School Musical films. I think that movies and performances like this are really helping him break out of that stereotype and shell. By far, my favorite character in this film was Ellie, played by Blythe Danner. Ellie is the grandmother of Beth and the main owner of the dog kennel where Logan (Zac Efron’s character) gets a job. She has some the best lines in the movie. In addition, I think that Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling had great chemistry together in this moive. I could actually believe that they were falling in love with each other during the film.
Although, it was slightly predictable, I really liked The Lucky One. It is a fabulous movie for a date night or a girls’ night out. I hope to see it with my mom and other sister soon.
The Lucky One gets bragging rights!