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The Lucky One (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 20 April 2012 (USA)
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A Marine travels to North Carolina 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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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The role of Logan Thibault was written with Ryan Gosling in mind. 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 »


Logan: Finding something like that... in a war... is like finding an angel in hell. So I kept it with me.
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Written by Terrance Simien and Danny Williams
Performed by Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience
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User Reviews

It could have been better.
21 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first Nicholas Sparks book I read and I loved it, so I had high hopes for the movie. Like usual the movies are never as good as the books are. For some reason they changed a lot of basic info. Like location. Why change the state? Any way the love making scenes were very good so if you are just going for the romance you won't be disappointed. I think that Zack played Logan well. He had a depth that I didn't expect as an actor even though he didn't have much to work with. It wasn't my favorite movie but it wasn't that bad either. Maybe if you didn't read the book first you might like it better. And for those who haven't read it but liked the movie, you should read it. You will love it.

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