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The Lucky One (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, 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.

Director:

Scott Hicks

Writers:

Will Fetters (screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (novel)
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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
Cam Banfield ... Younger Marine (as Cameron Banfield)
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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From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Notebook and Dear John

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Theaters on military installations were given an advanced showing of the film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Logan arrives and stops on the bridge he s looking towards the river. Well there are no Lighthouse there. See more »

Quotes

Logan: You should be kissed every day, every hour, every minute.
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Connections

Referenced in Don Jon (2013) See more »

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You Got What I Need
Written and performed by Joshua Radin
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Good until she had to overreact!!
26 August 2020 | by jakebrannSee all my reviews

I was enjoying this little chick flick movie until as it always happens the woman had to find something out and then completely overreact about it! Just once can the two people just have a discussion and then agree it wasn't that big a deal? Move on... guess that's too much to ask for!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lucky One 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

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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