A troubled boy
meets a complicated girl; only the boy is
25-year-old Marine sergeant just returned from
three tours of duty in the middle east, and
suffering from borderline post traumatic stress.
In the heat of battle, the sergeant found a photo
lost by one of his fallen buddies but didn't know
who the young lady.
He came to believe it was his guardian angel and
was determined to find the mystery woman.
Some parts worked very well then rushed through
the beginning and fails to establish a foundation
for the seriousness of what happens later. As
romantic dramas go.
direction is one of the few things The Lucky One
has going for it.
It's a cliched melodrama set in Louisiana from
(yet, another) Nicholas Sparks novel.
This one is about how a photograph found in
Afganistan saves a Marine's life.
Don't blame the actors or director, it's the
screenplay that turns a simple premise into an
excruciating two-hour travelogue.
This film is up
until now, another love tale made suitable from an
Nicholas Sparks novel.
The movie makes available long extended good
chances for the stars to fall for each other.
The middle love story is well put together for
what it is; it offers the needed amount of fantasy
with just a little bit of realism.
It is a way to slip away for some escapism and
enough heart to meet a date flick needs.