The Lucky One Blu-Ray Combo Pack Review #TheLuckyOne

Title: The Lucky One (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Combo Pack)

Release Date: August 28, 2012

About the Movie:

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®-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. bl 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.

Bonus Features:

Zac Efron Becomes A Marine: Zac shares his very personal journey of knowing why he had to accept this role and his emotional, physical and life-changing visit with the Marines at Camp Pendleton.

Watch the Sparks Fly- The Romantic World of The Lucky One: Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks spends time with director Scott Hicks, Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling in New Orleans, as he discusses the personal inspirations behind this story and their dedication to get it right.

Zac and Taylor’s Amazing Chemistry: Zac Efron found Taylor Schilling engaging, intelligent and so much fun to be around. See how this duo pushed up the romance factor with their red-hot chemistry.

My Review:

If you are a Nicholas Sparks fan, you will want to pick up the newly released movie, The Lucky One. I’ve seen just about every Nicholas Sparks’ movie out there so I was excited to sit down and watch The Lucky One. John skipped this one since he isn’t really a fan of romance.

The movie starts out with gunfire and action which looks to be somewhere in the Middle East. American Marines are on a raid and things take a turn for the worst. We meet Logan (Zac Efron), a Marine, who barely escapes with his life. One of the most memorable parts of the movie was Logan is outside amongst the rubble and he spots something white. He tries to figure it out what it is, and then walks over to pick it up. It turns out to be a picture of a pretty blonde woman. A few seconds after he walks over, there’s an explosion in the spot he previously was standing in. If he hadn’t of gone over to pick up the picture, he would have also been killed. There’s another instance where a situation with that very picture saves his life and he thinks of this unknown woman as his guardian angel.

He comes back home a changed a man (I believe he has PTSD based on his reaction to some situations involving surprise and loud noises). I’ve been “married to the military” for the past 15 years so I recognized the symptoms. In any case, Logan and his German Shepherd, Duke, set out on foot to find this mysterious woman.  After asking around everywhere, he finally locates her in a small town in Louisiana running a dog kennel. It was not love at first sight!

I really enjoyed watching the romance develop between Logan and Beth (the woman in the picture) develop. Once Beth let down her guard, it happened really quickly and the sparks flew. They had a amazing chemistry and you could really feel how much they cared about eachother.

I also really liked watching Logan interact with Beth’s young son, Ben. They bonded over a chess game with Ben beating Logan! You could really see how much he cared about Ben.

One character that got on my nerves was Beth’s ex-husband and Ben’s dad, Keith. He’s a local police officer who is full of testosterone and acts like a bully. Some of the stuff he said to both Logan and Beth made me want to smack him.  I did not like how he used his son as a weapon in his fight’s with Beth. Towards the end, I did feel some sympathy towards him and that he was not a completely bad person. I suspect that tough act is just that- an act.

Normally, I end up bawling in Nicholas Sparks’ movies, but this one I did not. I felt emotional in some parts, but it was not enough to bring me to tears.

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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