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The Lucky One

A sun-dappled, highly improbable romance adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel

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Zac Efron stars as the super-sensitive Iraq war vet who traces a photo he found in battle back to a sleepy Louisiana town and the winsome single mom (Taylor Schilling) it came from. Scott Hicks' romance, adapted from Nicholas Sparks' novel, contains no surprise you won't see coming, and hits all the expected beats: gorgeous shabby-chic Southern homes, dappled sunlight galore, tasteful sex in outdoor shower, and the resolution of all melodrama in the dreamiest ways possible. Strictly for fans of the genre. Starts Fri., April 20. (Al Hoff)

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