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Zac Efron Is Excellent as "The Lucky One"
June 27, 2017
This DVD was an economical and surprisingly good purchase. "The Lucky One" with Zac Efron is an excellent, somewhat unusual and satisfying movie. Efron portrays a strong, stoic, capable, resourceful, and caring young man recovering from a troubled past. As a former Marine who miraculously was spared from almost certain death, he has sought escape, relief, and a specific goal in a cross country journey on foot and alone. His ultimately unfolding relationship with the beautiful young but skeptical daughter of his lady employer, the owner of a dog training and kennel service, develops sensitively and beautifully. Efron's character's emotional reserve and control, and his development into a gentle but strong, sensitive, fun-loving friend and eventual lover are inspiring to watch. In this movie Zac Efron has grown into a surprisingly matured actor compared to his teenage efforts.
I had read and enjoyed Nicholas Sparks' "A Walk to Remember" several years ago. This DVD has given me an opportunity to see that movie. It's well acted and produced, not quite as entrancing as "The Lucky One", but a pleasant portrayal of another Nicholas Sparks story of a beautiful young romance .