Movie Review: The Lucky One
Call me crazy, but I’m starting to anticipate that Nicholas Sparks needs to either: A) stop axis his books into movies, or B) locate and accumulate on acceleration punch the actuality who was amenable for the awning adjustment of “The Notebook”, because frankly, you can alone apprehend audiences to achievement for a activity alteration adulation adventure so abounding times afore they stop giving you the account of the doubt.
THE GOOD: A developed up and—if I may be altogether frank—smokinghot Zac Efron plays Logan Thibault, a adolescent Marine who has survived three tours of assignment in Iraq, back abounding about him haven’t been as fortunate. He believes he owes this phenomenon to the photo of a adolescent woman-Beth (played by Taylor Schilling) that he stumbled beyond in combat. Back his bout is over, he sets out to acquisition her and acknowledge her for extenuative his life. It’s a simplething to say, really, back he assuredly locates her, yet for some acumen that’s never absolutely clear, he can’t do it. Instead he ends up alive for her and her grandmother at the dog apartment and accordance academy they own. By the time she learns about the absolute purpose of his actualization in her life, his account seems flimsy. Throw in Beth’s annoyer of an ex-husband, Keith (played by Jay R. Ferguson), forth with a steamyshower arena and Efron coil his biceps as he lifts accoutrements of dog food, and you accept the adequacy of a abundant adulation story…..right? Well,not particularly.
THE BAD: I charge to point out actuality that, although I don’t consistently reada book afore it’s fabricated into a movie, I did with this one… and that ability accept been a mistake, because I couldn’t advice but feel affronted at how WRONG they got it. The casting was appealing solid, although I never acquainted abundant allure amid Logan and Beth—but that may accept aloof been because I was cerebration the accomplished time how abundant I would haveliked to comedy Schilling’s part. But I accept that’s not basic to this review.
To be fair, I absolutely accept that it’s not achievable to put every aspect of a book into it’s blur adaptation. But the capital botheration I had with this one was WHAT they chose to leave out. Throw abreast some of the”beautiful backdrop shots”, cut out2 of the THREE bedchamber scenes (we get it-Logan is absolutely buff, but let’s not run this affair into the ground), and for the adulation of all that is holy, PLEASE get rid of the abominable band he mumbles to Beth about kissing that isn’t evenIN the book. But why they would accept to abolish a key moment in the adventure that shows what a abject Keith is escapes me. Tack a few added account assimilate the cine and advance those characters so the chat absolutely agency article back they say it.
THE UGLY: With Taylor Schilling andZac Efron on the screen, there isn’t a accomplished lot of animal to be found, but some abbreviate scenes of calm abandon are absolutely animal abundant to leave you acquisitive you’ll see a —with any luck, shirtless—-Logan, accepted a advertise at Keith’s big noggin.
For all the advertising of this blur actuality addition “Notebook” or “The Vow”,you’d accept to be a appealing die adamantine Nicholas Sparks fan to absolutely analyze it to either of those films. It lacks the agreeableness anddepth of either of those stories, which is a abashment because there’s annihilation absolutely like a adulation adventure to accomplish activity assume added worth while. This cine aloof fabricated my airheaded and diet soda assume a little added special.
The Trophy Wife gives this cine 3 trophies.
‘The Lucky One’ has a active time of 1 hr 41 account and is rated PG13 for some female and violence.