An Iraq War veteran searches for the woman from a mysterious photo that he credits with saving his life during three tours of duty in this romantic drama adapted from the book by Nicholas Sparks. U.S. Marine sergeant Logan Thibault (Zac Efron) was serving his country overseas when he happened across a discarded photo of a beautiful woman. An inscription on the back read "Keep Safe," yet the photo revealed no clues about either the subject or her whereabouts. Upon returning home to civilian life, Logan conducts his own research and discovers that the woman's name is Beth (Taylor Schilling) and that she cares for dogs at a small-town kennel. Before long, Logan manages to get a job at the kennel, and sets his sights on winning Beth's heart. But it won't be easy because Beth's past experiences have made her wary of relationships. Meanwhile, as Logan works to earn Beth's trust, a dark secret from her past threatens to derail his hope for a happy future together. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
It was a really good movie, liked it, the movie was about a story of a marine finding a photo and the photo saved his life, when he came home he tried to find the person in the photo to thank them...etc, would watch the movie again liked it!
A little syrupy, but typical Nicolas Sparks. It had a good story line and it's nice to see a vet returning home and having some good things eventually happen for him. It is romantic and if you don't like romance you probably won't want to watch. I liked it personally.
Mediocre movie. It follows the story of a soldier who's life was spared at war and amidst the rubble he finds a woman's photograph, of which he believes was his lucky charm, the reason he survived. He goes to find out her and she of course, rebuffs him but this is a Nicholas Sparks movie so you can guess what happens. Blythe Danner is adorable in this film. Taylor Schilling's character, Beth, (the romantic female lead) is so incredibly insufferable that it was hard to watch at times. She wasn't a character I found likeable and just really hard to enjoy. Zac Efron saves this movie. I will say, in past years, Zac has really come into his own as an actor. He is very good at playing a frustrated guy who has a chip on his shoulder and does the seductive, I want to like you-but I shouldn't script to a tee. He is very convincing in this way of his acting. If not for Zac, this movie would have been a dud. He deserves a lot of kudos. Good job, Zac! His good looks are a bonus to his acting.
I'm trying to think of all the things this movie is better than. It's better than driving home after you've been fired. It's better than having your girlfriend tell you, "We have to talk." It's better than liver for dinner. Stuff like that. But it's not better than a disappointing movie, because it IS a disappointing movie. The plot is contrived and unrealistic and I have no clue how Logan found Beth. But if you need some mental chewing gum, here it is.
I enjoyed this movie. I think it was a bit slow at parts. And the description needs to be redone. It's not a dark secret from her past, it's her ex husband whom Logan knows about from the get go. I think it was a good movie and had a great ending. I want to read the book now. I have a feeling that the movie might not have done it justice. I think Zac and Taylor's characters were casted well and Nana was great.
What a horribly mediocre movie. Most of the pieces are good (cinematography, casting, acting (for the most part)) but the story development was very weak and somewhat chaotic, especially at the end. Disappointing.