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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Zac Efron
Taylor Schilling
Blythe Danner
Directors
Scott Hicks
Screenwriters
Will Fetters
Running Time
101 minutes

The Lucky One
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Plot
US Marine Logan (Efron) puts his survival through three tours in Iraq down to his lucky charm, a photo of a smiling woman he's never met. When he gets back to North Carolina he resolves to track down the mysterious lady.


Verdict
The Notebook may have had us blubbing but since then Nicholas Sparks adaptions have offered thin pickings for cinemagoers. For all Efron's boyish charms, this one could be the most ordinary of the lot.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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