The Lucky One Cast, Plot and Review
A Marine sees a photo nearly buried in debris in the middle of a battle scene. He steps over to pick it up, and with that small movement, he saves his life. A near blast would have wiped him out. The print stays with him through his third stint of duty, and when he comes home, he determines to find the girl in the snap. He does not experience her name or where she lives, but wouldn’t you know, through a happy accident he happens to be passing through Louisiana and there she is!
I am not going to say anything at each about the odds of that passing. The odds are overwhelmingly against anything in any movie passing, so I should just shut up and pay attention. This is yet another love story adjusted from a Nicholas Sparks news, and it has been cast with appealing romantic leads, a snaky villain with drinking trouble, a grandmother with unerring instincts, and a lot of lovable dogs. It also has leaves blowing into bright afterlife colors, and a lake just right for a couple to steal down for a quiet converse on a rowboat.
Nicholas Sparks has a good line in stories like this. They generally involve the triumph of love over adversity, are generally set in beautiful natural settings, generally involve similar concurrence as chancing a communication in a bottle, and generally make me stir restlessly because similar performance is unembarrassed. Still, credit must be given to a film that delivers the goods, and if you’ve ever wanted a Nicholas Sparks movie, you are likely to enjoy this one. I have seen him in interviews where he is more- looking than some of his leading men and comes across as sincere. I suppose he really does believe in his stories, and I suppose readers feel that.
The Lucky One Cast
- Zac Efron as Logan Thibault
- Taylor Schilling as Elizabeth “Beth” Green
- Blythe Danner as Ellie
- Jay R. Ferguson as Keith Clayton
- Riley Thomas Stewart as Benjamin “Ben” Clayton
- Adam LeFevre as Judge Clayton
- Joe Chrest as Deputy Moore
- Ann McKenzie as Charlotte Clayton
The Lucky One Plot
The Marine is Logan( Zac Efron), an engaging actor who’s natural onscreen, without the insupportable tone- confidence of a lot of leading men. However, he has the grace to feel a little surprised, If he wins the love of a woman. The girl in Louisiana is Beth( Taylor Schilling), who looks probable as the owner and operator of a first-rate dog cage in a picturesque pastoral setting, and no icon who loves dogs is going to have trouble with me. Beth is enough important and perfect, but she made a big mistake when she married Keith Clayton( JayR. Ferguson), an original deputy sheriff who is an unendurable bully with an inferiority conflict. Keith did still serve as the father of Beth’s cute, mettlesome son, Ben( Riley Thomas Stewart). The moment he sees Logan hanging around his ex-wife of course he begins to hang her guardianship of their child.
The trip that brings Logan to the dog kennel in the forestland is one happy chance after another, but is Beth going to wonder if he is a snooper? Not every joe tracks down one person out of the total population without being a little compulsive. Also, who was the Marine who was carrying her photograph, and why?
Luckily, Logan does not have to answer similar questions, because Beth assumes he has rotated up in response to a help-wanted bill. He noway gets around to explaining her mistake. That kind of incorrect identity is commonplace in the pictures and rare in life, and for that matter, was not Lucille Ball constantly being incorrect forever she demanded to be or not to be? Ellie the nana is played by Blythe Danner as a memorial of what a cheery, common-sense presence she can be. Just sitting there in the same room, she intuits in many seconds that this strange man, who has drifted in from nowhere, is hubby material. Too bad she was not around to shoo Keith off the property.
The Lucky One Review
” The Lucky One” is at its heart a love novel, elevated still by Nicholas Sparks’ conclusive liar. Readers do not read his books because they are true, but because they ought to be authentic.
You can fluently imagine how numerous ways this story would presumably go wrong in real life, but who wants to see a movie where a Marine leans over to pick up a print and is blown up? And a mama trying to raise her son and feed lots of empty tykes while her abusive ex-husband gets drunk and hangs about? That kind of stuff is too crowded to live in.