Kw-logo-holiday

“The Lucky One” Film Review

“The Lucky One” Film Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Apr 20, 2012
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Kidzworld reviews the new, romantic Zac Efron movie based on a Nicolas Sparks novel.

By: Lynn Barker

Heartthrob Zac Efron takes on his first really grown-up role and admits that it scared him! (Warning: This film is rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence).

On the Battlefield

Fighting in Iraq, Logan (Zac Efron) a young Marine Sergeant, learns that things that happen on the spur of the moment can change your life. After a narrow escape in battle, he finds a photo of a beautiful blonde girl on the ground. From that time on, death is all around him but Logan always survives. He decides to find the woman who has become his good luck charm once he’s back stateside.

Meeting Beth

After his post-traumatic stress behavior frightens his nephew, Logan’s sis sends him packing so he starts out from Colorado, with his trusty pet dog Zeus by his side, and tracks the woman in the pic down to picturesque North Carolina. She’s Beth (Taylor Schilling). She has a young son and runs a kennel where her sympathetic grandma (Blythe Danner) gives Logan a job.  He doesn’t tell Beth about the picture since she is stand-offish and guarded at first but there is an attraction between the two.

The Evil Ex

Beth’s abusive, controlling ex-hubby (Jay Ferguson), a local lawman, wants back into her life. He goes ballistic and tries to sabotage the budding relationship when he sees that she and her young son Ben (Riley Thomas Stewart) are strongly bonding to Logan.

 I just knew that I had to find you. - Logan I just knew that I had to find you. - Logan
 

Love Grows

Just when it looks like Beth, Ben and Logan might become a family, ex-hubby makes sure that she knows Logan lied to her about the picture and tracking her down. Mistrust flowers, tears flow and doubt almost breaks up the new couple until fate/destiny steps in and makes everything right again.  

Wrapping Up
Zac Efron and Taylor SchillingZac Efron and Taylor Schilling

All the movies based on Nicolas Sparks novels (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Dear John etc.) are weepy and mushy but full of believable human characters looking for love. The chemistry between Zac and Taylor is strong and sweet.  Zac’s Logan is very believable as the baby-faced but battle-worn, conflicted hero who desperately wants love in his post-war life but isn’t sure it is in his cards. Supporting characters are great. The flawed ex-husband is played very well by Jay Ferguson and Nana, (you’ll love her and wish she were your granny), played by the great Blythe Danner (Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom) will make you laugh.

There are very sweet animals in the film and the gorgeous settings and camerawork are just beautiful to look at… and yes, so is Zac. I enjoyed this Sparks story better than the others and the film has enough twists and turns to keep you unsure about how true love will win out.  Younger kids might want to check with parents before attending since there is a pretty hot if not too graphic love scene in the film.  

The Lucky One Movie Rating: 4

 

The Lucky Oner Trailer: 

 
 
>

readers voted!

Comments

ammaarah245

ammaarah245 wrote:

its a good movie...really enjoyed it smile
commented: Thu Jan 30, 2014

girlzombie

girlzombie wrote:

it looks sexy and cool so ROMANTIC!!!!!!!!!!!
commented: Tue Jun 05, 2012

girlzombie

girlzombie wrote:

it looks sexy and cool so ROMANTIC!!!!!!!!!!!
commented: Tue Jun 05, 2012

there are 27 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

What was Zac Efron's character on the WB series Summerland?
  • Cameron Bale.
  • Colin Brooks.
  • Johnny Durant.
  • Colby Freed.

related stories

Micro_theluckyone-mic
Kidzworld is in Beverly Hills talking with cutie Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling the stars of the ...
Micro_lilymirror-mirror-mic
Kidzworld’s EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Lily Collins the smart, tough yet girlie Snow White star of ...
Micro_beastly-mic
Since Kidzworld visited the Beastly set in Montreal, Vanessa has moved on with her life, has new ...
Micro_zac-efron-micro
You swooned over him in Summerland but you fell in love watching High School Musical. Get the 411...

Entertainment in the forums

hugebear
ur too gud why not give 1? Erm normally Im not smarticles at all and I cants remember any riddles [thinks] The person is captured and has to choose his punishment and which one does he choose 1. Thrown out of the airplane with no parachute 2. Thrown into the pit of liions that hasnt eaten for three years 3. Thrown out of the fast moving car on the busy road What one does the person choose? And why?
reply 1 minute
SelenaGomezFanGirl
ur too gud why not give 1?
reply 5 minutes
hugebear
Lucy left on a horse on Thursday,was gone for two days, and comes back on a horse,on Thursday how is that possible? :/ Aw I think I has heard this one before and is it cos the horses name is Thursday?
reply 28 minutes
SelenaGomezFanGirl
Lucy left on a horse on Thursday,was gone for two days, and comes back on a horse,on Thursday how is that possible? :/
reply 29 minutes
hugebear
I had the 50% chances of getting it and it was the lucky guess :) [waits for the next one] :D
reply 36 minutes

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...