4.18.2012

The Lucky One Movie Review

Having a boyfriend who works in the radio biz definitely has its perks. Not only do we get to go see awesome bands all summer, but I get to go to pre-screening events of movies.


Nate got passes for The Lucky One, and of course he wasn't going to go with me, so he got a couple for me and my best friend.




I was SUPER excited. I love everything I've ever read by Nicholas Sparks, and just knew this movie would be amazing from the second I saw the previews.


I was disappointed in myself for not reading the book beforehand though. I always read the book first before seeing the movie, and if I don't.. I won't end up reading the book. :-/


Anyway, the movie was starting at 7:30, and we were leaving as soon as we got off work in order to be there in time to get a good spot in line so that way we could have a good seat in the theatre.


We got there around 6:15, and were way far back in line. I was a little worried that we wouldn't get a seat, but the guy at the ticket check in assured us that the theatre we would be in holds 300 people, and he didn't think that many people were in line already.




Yeah.. that's a lot of people ahead of us.


After we got some popcorn, and waited in line for what felt like forever, it was finally our time to go in the theatre and get a seat in the 2nd row. Hello headache 10 minutes into the movie!


If you're not familiar with The Lucky One, IMDB describes it like this:
A Marine travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.


Not the most descriptive summary, but it tells you what you need to know.


This movie.. was captivating! Such an amazing love story that pulls at your heart strings. The characters in the book are relatable and lovable. I laughed, cried and felt anger throughout the whole movie.


My best friend did read the book.. and I won't give anything away.. but she said the ending was MUCH different. She told me what happened in the book, and yeah. Totally different ending. Not even close to the movie.


Buuuut, she still enjoyed it and actually said she really liked the way the movie ended as opposed to the book.


If you've read this book, I know you're looking forward to this movie. Even if you haven't read the book, go see the movie. You'll love it. Promise.


Besides, who doesn't appreciate a good love story? :)

17 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you loved it! I loved how the book ended!! I hope I'm not disappointed! They changed the ending with Dear John and I didn't like it! I really can't wait to see it! I'm glad your friend was happy with the movie and didn't mind the changes the from book!!

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

I'm so with Michelle....I read the book and LOVED it!!! I hope it's not too different! But, I'm still going to see it and I'm still going to swoon for Zack Efron. :) Happy Wednesday!!!

Cait said...

so agree girl- i love how the book ended so im a lil anxious/nervous to see how they do it in the movie..either way im sure ill see it bc like you said who doesn't love nicholas spark books/movies! xo plus zachary without a shirt...oh my!

Nikki said...

I haven't read the book but I'm afraid to read it so close to the movie. Maybe I'll read it and wait for the movie to come out on DVD. I'm glad you liked it.

tara said...

I really wanna see this! The book was awesome!

Nicole said...

I read the book and liked it, except for the end! I'm glad the ending is changed in the movie :)

Katie said...

I'm not big on sappy movies. Everyone claims to love the Descendants, but I just can't bring myself to sit and watch something everyone tells me will make me cry. I don't like crying. I think I'll read the books instead.

Megan said...

I am so jealous Amber! I already have plans to see it next Monday with a friend, but I might have to sneak a peek earlier this weekend. ;)

(And thanks for listening to your Twitter followers and posting this review!)

Lauren said...

I usually like to read the book first, too, however I haven't had a chance to read this one, but I'm most definitely going to see this Friday night. I'm so excited. I'm glad you enjoyed it without reading the book -- it gives me hope that I'll love it as well!!

xoxo
ps. zac efron... swoon. <33

Becca Christensen said...

Oh yay, I'm so glad that you wrote this...Nichole and I are going to see the movie as soon as I get back from Haiti.

MK sent me the book and well, you'll see my review of it soon on Book Club Friday. ; ] But it wasn't my favorite.

Lauren said...

I so want to see this :-)

Meagan said...

I haven't been to a movie since Chase was born. I've read all the Stephanie Plum books and haven't seen One for the money yet. I really think I might have to leave Chase with someone and find someone to see the lucky one with me!

Kim said...

I am super excited about this movie! loved the book and so far I have really enjoyed all Nicholas Sparks books that have turned into movies!!

Heather said...

eeeeekkk!!! I'm so excited to go see this movie!

Heather said...

I read the book & I'm dying to see the movie, but I don't think it'll happen until I can rent it now. :)

Wiz said...

I loved this book! But now I am so curious about the ending! I cant wait to see the movie. Sadly, I am going to have to choose between this and The Hunger Games; both I am dying to see! But I only have one night.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I read the book and really liked it. I want to see the movie!! Glad you enjoyed it!

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