U.S. Marine Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) comes to Louisiana looking for the woman who unwittingly saved his life in Iraq; when he finally meets Beth (Taylor Schilling) he’s unable to tell her how he knows her, but decides to stick around. Another schmaltzy Nicholas Sparks adaptation; apparently, it doesn’t matter whether Lasse Hallström or Scott Hicks makes them, they still end up looking like a Lifetime TV movie. This is an OK soaper with the expected twists that tend to keep cardboard characters like these busy until they’re finally allowed to live happily ever after.
2012-U.S. 101 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Scott Hicks. Novel: Nicholas Sparks. Cast: Zac Efron (Logan Thibault), Taylor Schilling (Beth Clayton), Blythe Danner (Ellie), Riley Thomas Stewart, Jay R. Ferguson, Adam LeFevre.
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