Based on Nicholas Sparks' bestseller The Lucky One, Zac Efron ("17 Again," "Charlie St. Cloud") stars alongside Taylor Schilling (TV's "Mercy") and Blythe Danner ("Meet the Parents" franchise) in this romantic drama directed by Academy Award(R)-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks ("Shine," "No Reservations").U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.
- Scott Hicks
- Will Fetters
- Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson, Blythe Danner
A lazy (in all ways) Nicholas Sparks romance that's as pretty and vacant as its hero.Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, 04.19.2012
The overheated eroticism could have at least made for a camp classic, but the film's chilling narcissism ultimately makes for a pleasureless fantasy.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 04.19.2012
[Hicks] hits the beats - lonely woman, hunky stranger - without bothering to develop even the slightest depth.Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 04.19.2012
I'm beginning to think writer Nicholas Sparks isn't one person at all, but a roomful of ladies doing Harlequin-romance Mad Libs.Sara Stewart, New York Post, 04.19.2012