Zac Efron plays a Marine who, while serving in Iraq, stops to pick up a snapshot of a pretty woman that’s been left on the ground; that moment’s pause saves his life, so he determines that when he returns home he is going to track the woman down and thank her. When he ultimately does find her (beautiful newcomer Taylor Schilling), and learns that she has lost her brother in combat, he doesn’t have the nerve to explain his presence. So he takes a job in her family’s dog kennel, and wins over both her grandmother (Blythe Danner) and her young son. Schilling is warier and tougher to win over.
Like its two personable stars, The Lucky One is easy to watch, and just as easy to forget. But if you’re a sucker for romantic yarns it’s an agreeable-enough piece of escapism.
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