Friday, April 20, 2012

The Lucky One Movie Review

The Lucky One Movie Review, Written by: Karen Benardello Director: Scott Hicks (‘No Reservations’) Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling (TV’s ‘Mercy’) and Blythe Danner There are often instances when even the most independent people who feel they can survive on their own need help, and are deeply changed by the one instance they needed assistance. Even Marines can be influenced by a chance encounter they weren’t expecting, and will do anything to return the favor. This is the case in the latest film adaption of a popular Nicholas Sparks book, ‘The Lucky One,’ emotionally mixing a character’s need for help with his love for the one who saved him. ‘The Lucky One’ follows U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (played by Zac Efron), who returns home to Colorado after his third tour of duty in Iraq. Realizing that he needs to find a way to cope with being home, Logan decides to find the woman in the picture he found while fighting in Iraq. After discovering her name is Beth (portrayed by Taylor Schilling), Logan and his dog walk to the dog kennel in Louisiana where she lives and works. Logan is instantly well-received by Beth’s grandmother, Ellie (played by Blythe Danner), who runs the kennel, so she decides to hire him to help with the manual labor. Beth’s son Ben (portrayed by Riley Thomas Stewart) also grows attached to the new man in their life. Despite her initial mistrust of Logan and the harassment she regularly receives from her ex-husband, Keith (played by Jay R. Ferguson), about dating other people, Beth decides to start a romance with her grandmother’s new hire. As Logan’s feelings for Beth deepen, he must debate whether he should tell her about finding her picture, and believing she was his good luck charm in the war. To continue reading this review, please visit Shockya.

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