Zac’s luck runs out

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - DVDS -

WHEN did Zac Efron get old? The last time I checked, Efron ( pic­tured) was minc­ing around singing about high school and girls, now he’s all solemn and bat­tling in­ner demons, thanks to serv­ing in a war . . . man, the times change fast. He gets to be all broody and love­able here, star­ring as an exmarine who re­turns home af­ter serv­ing mul­ti­ple tours in Iraq, but strug­gles to adapt. With the hor­rors of war play­ing on his mind, he turns his at­ten­tion to the good luck charm he sees as hav­ing saved his life while abroad – the photo of a beau­ti­ful young woman he found in the desert while on duty – and sets off across the coun­try to find her. You won’t be shocked to find out that this weepie is based on one of those sickly Ni­cholas Sparks nov­els, and it sticks to his boy- meet­ing- girl- and- fall­ing- in- love for­mula pretty strictly. An oldfashioned ro­mance but one that sinks un­der the weight of cliche.

Ex­tras: ★ A fea­turette on the chem­istry be­tween Efron and Tay­lor Schilling, which is light, breezy and gushy.

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