• The Lucky One (2012)

The Lucky One

Release Date: April 20th, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

U.S. Marine Sgt. Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) returns home from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he believes kept him alive: a photograph of a woman he doesn't even know. He learns the woman's name is Beth (Taylor Schilling) and goes to meet her, eventually taking a job at her family-run kennel. Though Beth is full of mistrust and leads a complicated life, a romance blooms, giving Logan hope that Beth could become more than just his good-luck charm.

Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, Riley Thomas Stewart, Jay R. Ferguson, Adam LeFevre, Robert Hayes, Joe Chrest

Director: Scott Hicks

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: DiNovi Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Melodramatic, Son, 2010s, Love, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Movieline

    The Lucky One aspires to but never reaches the grandly melodramatic heights of the über-Sparks adaptation "The Notebook," though a reconciliation embrace in an outdoor shower of some sort seems deliberately staged to evoke the earlier feature. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Embalming the simple and simplistic yarn in an amber glow that is all but suffocating and banishing from it any traces of humor and spontaneity, director Scott Hicks serves up this treacly tale with absolutely no trace of self-consciousness about the material's cliches or simple-mindedness. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The Lucky One is at its heart a romance novel, elevated however by Nicholas Sparks' persuasive storytelling. show more

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