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  • Laya Maheshwari

    "The Lucky One" is cheap and shameless melodrama

    The Lucky One rating: 0 out of 10

    By Laya Maheshwari(03 May 2012)

    Film is a manipulative art form. The reason a director positions his actors in a frame in a particular way, makes them say some lines with a certain inflection and later has the scene scored to one specific piece of music is so that she can manipulate you to achieve her intended effect. And that’s okay.

    As an audience member, when I walk into any film I’m looking to be manipulated. Laughing, crying and being entertained are all results of successful manipulation. When Jonathan Levine shows Joseph Gordon-Levitt breaking down inside a car and telling his mother ... » read more

Film: "The Lucky One"; Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner; Director: Scott Hicks; Rating: *1/2

Melodrama and sentimentality in cinema are necessary in small proportions. However, it requires delicate handling. Those who have not figured how to best use them without patronising the viewers should not even try. Sadly, it's a hint that comes too late for the makers of "The Lucky One".

After a photo that he finds on the streets of Baghdad coincidentally ends up saving his life, Logan (Zac Efron) decides to find the woman in the picture.

His search leads to a single mother (Taylor Schilling) and her small town existence. He works with her, and soon they fall in love. But the ex-husband of the woman is jealous.» Read full review

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