I was very lucky to see ‘The Lucky One’ with my beautiful friend Holly on the weekend. I had been wanting to see this movie since it came out a few weeks ago. It was the ultimate chick flick, filled with a spunky main character, Logan (played by Zac Efron) who seemed a bit young for a
thirty-something woman, like me, to be perving on, but this didn’t stop me! He was the perfect guy – he didn’t speak a lot and when he did, he said all the right things like, ‘you should be kissed everyday’, ‘I came to see you’ and twice in the film, he said ‘I just came over to see if your were ok’ – awww. He was also good with his hands AND he was helpful around the farm (ha).
Logan is a Marine who has just finished three tours in Iraq. On his final tour, he comes across a photograph of a woman who he believes becomes his guardian angel. When he arrives back home, he sets out to find her and this is when the story really heats up. The leading lady, Beth (played by Taylor Schilling – an actress who seems to be just starting out), has a beautiful 8 year old son, a Nanna and an ex-husband who is not very likeable.
This movie has many similarities to the film ‘The Notebook’. For those who don’t know, ‘The Notebook’ is my all-time favourite movie, that also happened to change my life. Not only was it written by the same author (Nicholas Sparks) but it was filmed using similar settings (country side in America, by the water) and similar camera-use (warm colours, soft, warm lighting).
If you’re after an escape from your life for two hours, away from children, and into a beautiful world where men are sensitive, say all the right things and sexy-time is prevalent and perfect, then this film is for you.
Have you seen ‘The Lucky One’? What are you thoughts on Nicholas Sparks’s stories?
A Smell I Adore 08.05.2012 #photoadaymay