The Lucky One Review

All’s fair in love and war in “The Lucky One,” arriving onto Blu-ray Triple Play, DVD and Digital Download on 27 August from Warner Home Video. Based on best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling book, “The Lucky One” follows a war veteran who finds a mysterious photo of a beautiful woman that leads him to a timeless romance.


From Village Roadshow Pictures and directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer and director Scott Hicks (“Shine,” “No Reservations”), the romantic drama “The Lucky One.” stars Zac Efron (“New Year’s Eve,” “Charlie St. Cloud”) alongside Taylor Schilling (TV’s “Mercy”) and Blythe Danner (“Meet the Parents” franchise). Rounding out the main cast are Jay R. Ferguson, Riley Thomas Stewart, and Adam LeFevre.

“The Lucky One” will be available on Blu-ray Triple Play and on single disc DVD. The Blu-ray Triple Play features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the theatrical version in standard definition on DVD. Both the Blu-ray Triple Play and the single disc DVD include an UltraViolet digital copy that allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.*


In “The Lucky One,” U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive—a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Discovering her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.





Zac and Taylor’s Amazing Chemistry- 3-4 min

Zac Efron found Taylor Schilling engaging, intelligent and so much fun to be around. See how this duo pushed up the romance factor with their red-hot chemistry.

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Watch the Sparks Fly – The romantic world of The Lucky One – 5 Min

Best-selling author Nicolas Sparks spends time with director Scott Hicks, Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling in New Orleans, as he discusses the personal inspirations behind this story and their dedication to get it right.

Zac Efron Becomes A Marine

Zac shares his very personal journey of knowing why he had to accept this role and his emotional and physical, life-changing visit with the Marines at Camp Pendleton.

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Release Date: 27th August 2012

Genre: Romance

Certificate: 12A

Run Time: 101 mins


The Lucky One sees  Zac Effron go from High School Musical star to hot movie hunk! He’s definitely come of age in this film and his whole personality and stance seems to reflect this. If you watch the Blu Ray special features you’ll see that Zac put a LOT of effort in to nailing this role, he even trained alongside real marines and this probably has a lot to do with his serious, believable performance throughout the entire film.

The storyline is not your average ‘boy meets girl’ romance, it has a more dramatic undertone and elements of intensity that you really don’t expect. The romantic scenes themselves are engaging, well thought out and Zac’s on screen chemistry with leading lady Taylor Schilling is both electrifying and utterly believable.

A great romantic drama that is most definitely one for the collection!

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