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* HeelRealization: Keith has this after pulling a gun on Logan, knowing that even his father's connections won't prevent him from losing his job and/or going to jail.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Fed up with Keith's bullying, Beth tells him off, asserts that she's a "''damn'' good mother", and tells him to stay out of her life.



* StarterMarriage: Beth's relationship with Keith was doomed from the beginning, mostly because Keith is emotionally abusive.
* TeenPregnancy: Beth became pregnant by Pete at the end of their senior year in high school, and Ben was the result.

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* ShowerOfLove: Beth and Logan consummate their relationship with one.
* StarterMarriage: Beth's relationship with Keith was doomed from the beginning, mostly because Keith is emotionally abusive.
abusive and unfaithful.
* TeenPregnancy: Beth became pregnant by Pete Keith at the end of their senior year in high school, and Ben was the result.

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* IdealizedSex: Beth and Logan's first night together. Swelling, gossamer curtains, and light streaming in through the window accompany them.

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* PosthumousCharacter: Beth's brother Drake Green recently died in Iraq when Logan first meets Beth. It isn't until he finally sees a picture of Drake that Logan realizes he was actually his squadmate "Aces", who died in the opening. The photo of Beth was his.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Keith has been an abusive drunk throughout the film, but dies in the climax helping to rescue Ben during a storm, and seems to honestly regret some of his actions.
* RopeBridge: Ben has a treehouse across the river from Beth's home that can be reached by one of these. In the climax, Ben becomes stranded in the treehouse during a storm when the bridge collapses.


"The Lucky One" is a 2012 Romantic Drama film, directed by Creator/ScottHicks, based on the [[FilmOfTheBook novel of the same name]] by Creator/NicholasSparks. The film stars Creator/ZacEfron as Logan Thibault and and Taylor Schilling as Beth Green.

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"The Lucky One" is a 2012 Romantic Drama film, directed by Creator/ScottHicks, based on the [[FilmOfTheBook novel of the same name]] by Creator/NicholasSparks. The film stars Creator/ZacEfron as Logan Thibault and and Taylor Schilling as Beth Green.
Green, with supporting performances by Creator/BlytheDanner and Creator/JayRFerguson.



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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Keith at one point gets drunk and accosts Logan as he is walking, even holding a gun to his face. Logan swiftly [[CurbStompBattle shows him]] this was a very poor idea.
* AnimalLover: Logan and Beth share this in common, and his warmth to both Zeus and the dogs in her kennel is part of what makes her begin to trust him.
* CanineCompanion: Logan's dog Zeus, who makes the trek with him and stays loyal throughout the film.
* EntitledToHaveYou: Keith has this attitude towards Beth, both because of their history, and his position as Sherrif's Deputy and son of the town's judge.
* GoodLuckCharm: The plot is kicked off after Logan discovers a photo of Beth in the rubble during his tour of Iraq. The act of picking it up ends up saving him after a mortar shell explodes where he had been sitting. He also survives an attack on his Humvee later. He comes to conclude that the photo protected him from death and seeks to return it to its original owner.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Logan has a hard time expressing himself or explaining the actual purpose of his visit to Louisiana, which causes problems, including Beth thinking he walked all this way to apply for a job.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Logan suffers from PTSD, and has both flashbacks and night terrors associated with his time in Iraq.
* ShipperOnDeck: Beth's grandmother Ellie immediately takes a liking to Logan and hires him to work at the kennel after Beth refuses to.
* StarterMarriage: Beth's relationship with Keith was doomed from the beginning, mostly because Keith is emotionally abusive.
* TeenPregnancy: Beth became pregnant by Pete at the end of their senior year in high school, and Ben was the result.
* WalkingTheEarth: After being discharged from the Marines, Logan decides to track down the subject of the mysterious photo. After tracing a lighthouse in the background to Louisiana, he decides to walk there. From his home in Colorado.


"The Lucky One" is a 2012 Romantic Drama film, directed by Creator/ScottHicks, based on the [[FilmOfTheBook novel of the same name]] by Creator/NicholasSparks. The film stars Creator/ZacEffron as Logan Thibault and and Creator/TaylorSchilling as Beth Green.

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"The Lucky One" is a 2012 Romantic Drama film, directed by Creator/ScottHicks, based on the [[FilmOfTheBook novel of the same name]] by Creator/NicholasSparks. The film stars Creator/ZacEffron Creator/ZacEfron as Logan Thibault and and Creator/TaylorSchilling Taylor Schilling as Beth Green.

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[[caption-width-right:350:How far would you travel to find love?]]

"The Lucky One" is a 2012 Romantic Drama film, directed by Creator/ScottHicks, based on the [[FilmOfTheBook novel of the same name]] by Creator/NicholasSparks. The film stars Creator/ZacEffron as Logan Thibault and and Creator/TaylorSchilling as Beth Green.

U.S. Marine Sgt. Logan Thibault (Efron) returns home from his third tour of duty in Iraq with the one thing he believes kept him alive: a photograph of a woman he doesn't even know. He learns the woman's name is Beth (Schilling) and goes to meet her, eventually taking a job at her family-run kennel. Though Beth is full of mistrust and leads a complicated life as a single mother with an aggressive ex-husband, a romance blossoms, giving Logan hope that Beth could become more than just his good-luck charm.

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