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The Lucky One (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  20 April 2012 (USA)
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A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Clayton
Judge Clayton
Victor (as Robert Terrell Hayes)
Deputy Moore
Roger Lyle (as Russ Comegys)
Principal Miller (as Sharon Morris)
Charlotte Clayton
Younger Marine
Cottage Owner
Logan's Sister (as Courtney J. Clark)


Logan is a marine serving in Iraq. While there, he finds a photo of a girl with "keep safe" written on the back. He is admiring it when his unit is attacked. He survives and credits the photo for saving him. He tries to find the owner but can't, assuming he was killed. When he goes back to the States, he finds it difficult to adjust and is still haunted by what happened. Analyzing the photo, he finds in the background a landmark that tells him she is in Louisiana. He then goes there and finds her. He learns her name is Beth. He tries to tell her what happened but can't get the words out. She assumes he's there to apply for the job they advertised looking for someone to help at her family's business, a dog kennel. He says yes but at first she gets an uneasy feeling from him but her grandmother decides to give him a chance. It isn't long that he makes a connection with her son. He then discovers that it was her brother who had the picture only he doesn't remember him. He sees that her ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Notebook and Dear John


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuando te encuentre  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,518,358 (USA) (20 April 2012)


$60,443,237 (USA) (13 July 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director Scott Hicks went out of his way to make sure that there was no explicit nudity in the film in order to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »


Beth's piano, which was covered-up and apparently not used for a long time, was absolutely perfectly in tune when Logan plays it. Pianos do not hold their tune like this. See more »


Beth: What kind of a person drives from Colorado to Louisiana to work in a dog kennel?
Logan: I couldn't tell you. I walked.
Beth: You walked? You walked here from Colorado?
Logan: I like to walk.
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A Fine Little Chick Flick
30 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh yes, this is a chick-flick. One that is a proper showcase to prove Zac Efron has grown up to be a heck of a hunk! Also, you can never, ever find anything to fault with any performance turned in by Blythe Danner. She has been perfect in any role I've ever seen her in, this one is no exception. I have to say that logic does step in and you want, desperately, to say, "Oh for goodness sake, just do what you came to do!" But if that should have happened, it would have ended up a short movie, indeed. There is enough action, romance, gentle humor, wonderful Louisiana scenery, good people, bad people, decent story-line, fine acting.…it's a pretty good movie. Nothing earth-shattering or Oscar-worthy happens here, perhaps, but it's a film I'd recommend and one I enjoyed watching.

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