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The Lucky One (2012)

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

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20 April 2012 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$60,443,237 (USA) (13 July 2012)
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Theaters on military installations were given an advanced showing of the film. See more »

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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 »

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Beth: Sorry, it's been a while.
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okay movie, will not watch again...

I feel that the plot was predictable and not very well constructed. I could not take Zac Efron seriously in the role that he played. I feel like he had a blank stare (full of no emotion) throughout the movie. I feel someone with his circumstances would have emotion (having lost people close to him, having gone through a war...) Emotion of pain or anger, at least, but I did not feel it, and I have seen so many military movies where the soldiers were pleasant to watch because of their raw emotions- makes for a really emotional, wonderful, movie experience.

I also didn't sense the emotions of passion in the love scene between him and "Beth", I felt they showed the physical aspect of their "love" but didn't feel the emotions (once again) I just saw blank stares at one another. To show emotions, I think, is what distinguishes an "OK" actor from and "amazing" actor, and I would not call Zac Efron's acting in this movie, amazing. He also did not give off the "tough guy" feel, even though he had a straight face the entire movie, but I definitely think there is a difference between having a straight face, and being tough. The supporting actors were good, I really love Blythe Danner playing the role of "Ellie" she definitely pulls it off, which is not surprising because most of her movie roles are very similar characters. Taylor Schilling as "Beth" was okay, but the bad acting on Zac Efron's part, and the lack of an interesting, unpredictable plot made it hard for me to enjoy her part in the movie. Overall the movie was okay, I will not watch it again. It will most likely only be liked by the younger population rather than older (under 18) Oh, and I am 21, by the way. X Peace X


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