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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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Scott Hicks

Writers:

Will Fetters (screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zac Efron ... Logan
Taylor Schilling ... Beth
Blythe Danner ... Ellie
Riley Thomas Stewart ... Ben
Jay R. Ferguson ... Keith Clayton
Adam LeFevre ... Judge Clayton
Robert Hayes ... Victor (as Robert Terrell Hayes)
Joe Chrest ... Deputy Moore
Russell Durham Comegys ... Roger Lyle (as Russ Comegys)
Sharon Conley ... Principal Miller (as Sharon Morris)
Ann McKenzie ... Charlotte Clayton
Kendal Tuttle Kendal Tuttle ... Aces
Cameron Banfield Cameron Banfield ... Younger Marine
Ritchie Montgomery ... Cottage Owner
Courtney James Clark ... Logan's Sister (as Courtney J. Clark)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Notebook and Dear John

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuando te encuentre See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,518,358, 22 April 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,457,138

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,357,138
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Lucky One was filmed in Madisonville, Louisiana and the church scenes were filmed in Abita Springs, Louisiana. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Logan: How do you explain something that you can't even understand yourself?
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Soundtracks

When I Feel
Written by Jethro Heysen-Hicks, Samuel Knight, and Matthew West
Performed by Mayfield
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Not the same
4 May 2012 | by shadybabi69See all my reviews

I know not all books that turn into a movie are exactly like the book but this didn't even really follow the story. It didn't show much from the book at all and that was really disappointing.

I mean the movie was still really sweet and I did enjoy it but if you read the book you probably share the same disappointment of a lot of things that made it really a great story. So I guess what I am getting at is the movie left out the good storytelling. Everything in the movie happened too fast and just got thrown together.

As for the characters they all fit perfect, I just really wish it would have followed the story line of the book.


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