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The Lucky One

While serving in Iraq, Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) finds the picture of a beautiful woman (Taylor Schilling). When the Marine gets home, he determines to find out who the face in the photo belongs to and thank her for being his good luck charm. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 20 Apr 2012
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

This movie is based on The Lucky One, a book by Nicholas Sparks.

What challenges face vets who return from combat? What resources are available to them? How can family and friends help with the transition back to civilian life? What long-term difficulties may they face? Why does Logan react so violently to the video game and innocent ambush?

How can animals, especially dogs, help veterans? America’s Vet Dogs is one program that pairs dogs and returning soldiers.

Why is Keith often so harsh with Ben? Why is it difficult for Ben to live up to his father’s expectations? Who does Keith learn his parenting skills from? Is it surprising that Keith struggles to be a positive person in his son’s life?

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