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 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 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


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

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The house where Beth lives is the same house where Tuck lives in 'The Best Of Me' (2014), which is also a novel of Nicholas Sparks' that was turned into a movie. See more »

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On the anniversary of Beth's brother's death, she begins tearing down the ivy and the climbing roses in the garden with her bare hands crying with grief. Logan sees this comes to stop her even though she has already done a great deal of damage. However there is not one drop of blood or scratch on her hands which would've been seriously damaged because of the rose thorns. See more »

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Logan: Do you still run competitively?
Beth: Oh no, now I just do it to clear my head. It's a lot cheaper than therapy.
Logan: So is walking.
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Hold On You
Written by Kalen Nash, Jonathan T. Hall, and Kristofer Sampson
Performed by Ponderosa
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It could have been better.
21 April 2012 | by tabathahaskett75See 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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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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2.35 : 1
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