A Marine travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 5.6/10 (747 voted)
Critic's Score: 38/100
Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner
Storyline U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alivea photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Discovering her name is Beth 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.
Writers: Will Fetters, Nicholas Sparks
Cast: Zac Efron
Riley Thomas Stewart
Jay R. Ferguson
(as Robert Terrell Hayes)
Russell Durham Comegys
(as Russ Comegys)
Courtney J. Clark
Theaters on military installations were given an advanced showing of the film.
Why did you come here? Logan:
To find you.
A Good Flick for Gals and Guys
Even though my wife categorized it as a chick flick, as a guy I liked
it too. Zac Efron plays a bit of a warrior monk who has returned to
civilian life after three tours of Iraq. He is trying to come to terms
with his experiences of combat and trying to understand how he made it
home alive when others didn't and maybe he shouldn't have. He isn't the
clichéd shell shocked/PTSD combat vet, but a good, honest man
struggling with his experiences. If you have been to combat in anyway,
you empathize with him. Zac Efron plays the role well from the tats to
the close quarters combat. Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, and the
others are good foils to his journey for understanding. My (military)
audience was very engaged during the movie, especially (spoiler
follows) when Beth tells off her stalker ex-husband. They cheered and
clapped for her. This movie won't change your life, but it will help
you appreciate it. Take a friend and go see it.