Tuesday, November 27, 2012
One Minute Movie Review: The Lucky One
Well, I definitely wasn't the lucky one having to sit through this goopy, predictable, downright boring chick flick. Lacking any true chemistry or acting range, Zac Efron has all the stage presence of Al Gore at a Global Warming symposium. He trades any effort in his dialogue for incessant deep, brooding expressions, an attempt, I assume, to appear smoldering, but resulting in lukewarm camera mugging at best. His costar and alleged love interest, Schilling, is as cold as ice and her performance is so juvenile and ordinary that it wouldn't even pass for a high school play. The story could have been very interesting with a more engaging cast and better direction. Instead, it takes passé shortcuts and relies upon over done romantic devices in an ineffectual attempt to swoon its audience. Even the relationship between Efron's character and Schilling's on screen son falls short and stale. This is a dollar store version of a love story and that is giving it more credit than it deserves. 0 out of 5 Kernels; there aren't enough four leaf clovers in the world to save this unfortunate flick.