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THE LUCKY ONE (2012)
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
 
Release Date: April 20, 2012
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Scott Hicks
Screenwriter: Will Fetters
Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: PG-13

****

25% Positive

The Consensus:

...a big serving of buttery sentimentality, splashed with drops of romance and thrift store spirituality.
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)


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Review Samplings:

LOVED IT!
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"The Sparks-styled romance has almost become its own movie genre - predictable, pure of heart, sentimental and never straying from the boy-meets-girl basics, or the surface, for that matter - and in that "The Lucky One" delivers."

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LIKED IT!
Simon Weaving, Screenwize

"You get just what you'd expect from this Nicolas Sparks romance - good-looking people, ever so soft lighting, and music just tender enough to stir your soul while you watch the inevitability of soul mates finding true love."

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DISLIKED IT!
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"Unable as I am to locate any feelings about him, I see Mr. Efron as a hunk with a problem delivering sustained dialogue in units of more than one or two sentences."

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When reading reviews remember:
"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how its done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves."
--Brendan Behan (successful Irish dramatist)

"Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck."
--Eli Wallach (award winning screen actor)
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