The (un)Lucky One: the audience

Predictable, clichéd and lacking depth to its characters, The Lucky One is by no means a master class in film-making.

The Lucky One filled me with hope and sadness as I left the cinema into the mild May night. Sad that I had paid to see this film, and hopeful, that the next film I watch will be a tad less clichéd. On a serious note, however, it possibly isn’t the worst film you’ll see all year, despite the presence of Zac Efron.

Despite a highly negative rating of 22% on film rating website Rotten Tomatoes, there are at least two reasons to see this film. The first of these is the incomprehensibly steamy shower scene, where male lead Efron, playing Logan Thibault, finally “reconnoitres” the, ahem, “territory” of the beautiful Beth Clayton (Taylor Schilling), as only a solider can.

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