The Lucky One
The Lucky One stars Zac Efron, Blythe Danner, and Taylor Schilling. It’s based on a Nicholas Sparks best seller, called The Lucky One. Either you’re a fan of Nicholas Sparks or your not, and I must tell you I am not particularly, to be quite honest. Zac Efron is probably one of the prettiest people on the face of the earth. The question is, can he act. Do you believe him as a three-tour Iraq war veteran? I didn’t, maybe you will. The story is that he is in Iraq, which we see in flashbacks. I get really tired of having a horrible war in which civilians and soldiers die as a backdrop for a silly story, which this one sort of was. The only thing that I really liked about this movie, and I did like, was the kid Thomas Stuart, who is one of those charming kids who does not seem to be very kid-like. And I also liked Jay Ferguson, who apparently is a TV star, but I thought if he and Zac Efron would have changed parts — that if he’d been the boyfriend who finds the picture and Zac had been the bad ex-husband, than it would have worked much better. Blythe Danner is wonderful. The movie doesn’t make any sense. One star.