Noel and I went to see The Lucky One this past weekend.
I'm a huge
Zac Efron Nicholas Sparks fan and loved the book.
The popcorn and the hopes of guilt tripping me into watching the Bob Marley documentary got Noel there with me.
While standing in the popcorn/Coke line, a young 20's couple stood in front of me. The guy spilled some of his drink. They laughed for a few seconds, and then instead of wiping it up he kind of brushed it around with his foot. I felt like taking him by the ear while yelling/asking him if he had any home training. What is going on with people today?
I love Nicholas Sparks' books. The unlikely romances and the setting (hello North Carolina) get me every time.
This movie was no exception for Sparks' fans. Someone died, there was a romance that probably should never have happened, and the leads were beautiful.
A few things I didn't care for:
*Why?!? do these movies never take place in North Carolina? The Lucky One was set in Wilmington in the book, and Louisiana in the movie.
*I thought Taylor Schilling was absolutely stunning. Her wardrobe was simply beautiful in the movie. She is a gorgeous actress and did a fantastic job. (Noel disagrees with both of those) Buttttt, I thought she was way too old for Zac Efron. She's supposed to be around 27 in the book/movie and I would have bet anything that she was in her late 30's.
What is your age guess? I looked it up. Home girl is 27. What???! She's my age. Maybe I still think I look like I'm 18.
*If you've read the book the ex husband is a NIGHTMARE. He's a beast in the movie as well, but I feel like they played his character to be somewhat likable towards the end. Not ok with me.
All in all, it was exactly what I expected. Lots of eye rolls and laughs (during non funny parts) from Noel, and sweet love story for me.
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