Writer: Will Fetters (Screenplay) Nicholas Sparks (Novel)
Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner, Riley Thomas Stewart, Jay R. Ferguson
Plot: Logan (Efron) is a marine serving in Iraq, when finds a photo with the words ‘keep safe’ on. Moments later his unit is wiped out in an attack, Logan credits the photo as his guardian angel. Once he returns he sets out on a quest to find the girl in the photo. Once he meets her Beth (Schilling) he can’t tell her why he has tracked her down and gets tangled up in a relationship and her family.
Verdict: A very good romantic story
Story: I knew very little about this film when I put it in, all I knew was it was a romantic drama with the kid from High School Musical. When I put it in I was rewarded with a very good love story that pulls at the heart strings. The story checks off a lot if the marks needed for a love story and gives you enough will they won’t they feel going on throughout. (8/10)
Actor Review: Zac Efron – Logan the marine looking for his guardian angel. Zac has come on leaps and bounds from that teenage star, this is a much more mature performance that proves he could be something special in the years to come. Star Performance Award (9/10)
Actor Review: Taylor Schilling – Beth caring mother and owner of a dog training facility. Taylor is great in the role having to fight her emotions for Logan and the love for her own son. Watch out for this actress she could be something big in the years to come. (8/10)
Director Review: Scott Hicks – This guy knows how to put together a great drama together and continues the streak here. (9/10)
Drama: Great drama telling a good story. (9/10)
Romance: Very nice romantic story showing that just being there can be all you need. (9/10)
Special Effects: Some very good special effects used in the opening war time scenes. (8/10)
Believability: tough to believe but love can be a strange master. (1/10)
Chances of Tears: Has potential for a couple by the end of the film. (5/10)
Settings: Set in the backdrop of Louisiana giving the film some great locations scenes. (8/10)
Suggestion: Any guy looking for a good serious film for a date night this is one to check out, it has some funny moments to take away from the serious story. It will leave you with a warm happy feeling inside. (Date Night Sorted)
Best Part: The rain storm.
Favourite Quote: Logan ‘Finding something like that in a war is like finding an angel in hell. So I kept it with me.’
Oscar Chances: None
Chances of Sequel: No
Similar Too: The Notebook
Overall: Great love story that starts in the strangest of places.