Is it a chick-flick? Of course it is. Based on the 2008 novel by Nicholas Sparks, the same man who brought “The Notebook” to legions of women, “The Lucky One” is sure to attract a largely female crowd.
The movie stars hunky Zac Efron as Logan Thibault. Thibault, who has served several tours of duty in Iraq, credits his safe return home to a photograph of a woman he’s never met. Thibault learns the woman’s name is Beth (played by Taylor Schilling) and sets out to find his lucky charm.
Does the film work? Here’s what critics had to say:
Detractors may dismiss The Lucky One as a manipulative tearjerker, but viewers open to its charms and heart-on-its-sleeve emotionality will feel that they’re the lucky ones. – Bill Wine, CBS Philly