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      The Lucky One

      PG-13 Released Apr 20, 2012 1h 41m Drama Romance List
      20% Tomatometer 148 Reviews 67% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings U.S. Marine Sgt. Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) returns home from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he believes kept him alive: a photograph of a woman he doesn't even know. He learns the woman's name is Beth (Taylor Schilling) and goes to meet her, eventually taking a job at her family-run kennel. Though Beth is full of mistrust and leads a complicated life, a romance blooms, giving Logan hope that Beth could become more than just his good-luck charm. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      While it provides the requisite amount of escapist melodrama, The Lucky One ultimately relies on too many schmaltzy clichés to appeal to anyone not already familiar with the Nicholas Sparks formula.

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      Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard After this performance no further evidence is needed of Efron's ability to do vulnerability and puppy love - we're ready now to see whether he can show any bite. Rated: 3/5 May 4, 2012 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian A tsunami of syrup and a Niagara of nonsense here in this mind-blowingly ridiculous romdram... Rated: 1/5 May 3, 2012 Full Review Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph (UK) [Efron] sells it almost single-handedly through sheer force of scrumminess. Rated: 3/5 May 3, 2012 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies Efron is subdued to a fault and he is constantly shot as if posing for Tiger Beat. Schilling is the opposite. Her performance is a bit manic, constantly shifting between her spunky independence and hypnotic lusty gazing. Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 23, 2022 Full Review Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia) More gloopy romantic slush from the piffling pen of author Nicholas Sparks. Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 1, 2020 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com It's doubtful that it will elicit a strong response either from its defenders or its detractors. Rated: 2.5/4.0 Sep 15, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Lily F A lovely romance. I really enjoyed it. I thought Zac Efron was really good and you feel his characters energy as a soldier of war. A nice film to watch that entertains and you feel happy at the end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/03/24 Full Review Lanfranco C The pursuit of happiness following a photo Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/23/23 Full Review peter S I am a sucker for Zac Efron, what can I say. Action, good looking people, humour and romace at its best. Loved it. Don't be put off by the low ratings from critics. Their job description says no fun and light romantic movie shall rate high. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/08/23 Full Review Michael T The critics were right on this one. A weak script and slow moving story drove this one into the ground. The climax was particularly preposterous. The performances were OK, but the actors didn't have much to work with. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/07/23 Full Review Kimshe B it dont want to play Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/26/23 Full Review Henrik S It is a visually stunning and well-made romance film that explores themes of destiny, second chances, and love. The emotional complexities of the characters create a profound sense of empathy and investment in their journeys. With exceptional performances and an enchanting setting, the film delivers a heartfelt story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis U.S. Marine Sgt. Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) returns home from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he believes kept him alive: a photograph of a woman he doesn't even know. He learns the woman's name is Beth (Taylor Schilling) and goes to meet her, eventually taking a job at her family-run kennel. Though Beth is full of mistrust and leads a complicated life, a romance blooms, giving Logan hope that Beth could become more than just his good-luck charm.
      Director
      Scott Hicks
      Producer
      Denise Di Novi, Kevin McCormick
      Screenwriter
      Will Fetters, Nicholas Sparks
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      DiNovi Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Violence|Some Sexuality)
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 20, 2012, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 1, 2015
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $60.4M
      Runtime
      1h 41m
      Sound Mix
      Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Digital
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