Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Night Date Night: The Lucky One

Friday Night Date Night is a feature on my blog that showcases movie reviews (mostly movies that were adapted from books). Hopefully some of these reviews will help you decide what to watch on your date night or a night of relaxing at home.
The Lucky One 
Again...confession time.  I only read this novel and saw this movie because of how good Zac Efron looked in the advertisements.  He's definitely not in high school anymore and I wanted to see how he turned out as an actor playing a more serious role.
Sadly, I didn't really like this novel so I was hoping the movie would be better.  I was wrong.  Usually I like movies based on Nicholas Sparks novels, but this one didn't do it for me.  The acting felt stiff and forced in places.  Logan's (Zac Efron) character fell flat and while we did get glimpses of a fun loving guy, there was something missing. 
With any book to movie adaption there were changes and a lot was left out.  I'm not sure if adding some of these things back would have made the movie stronger or not.   
Has anyone else seen this movie?  What were your thoughts?


  1. I haven't read the book or seen the movie, though I have a copy of the book (got it for free once). Too bad you didn't like it. The only Nicholas Sparks book I've read is The Last Song and I LOVED that one. :) But flat characters, ugh! I have no intention of reading it anytime soon!

  2. I go back and forth on Sparks books and movies. They're all the same yet they usually manage to suck me in and make me cry.


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