This is the soundtrack to The Lucky One
, a film adapted from the book by the best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, and starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner. The Lucky One
is the seventh film adaptation of a novel by Sparks, among them hits such as The Notebook
and Dear John
. Australian director Scott Hicks, best known as the screenwriter and director of the Oscar-winning Shine
, and for the movie version of Snow Falling on Cedars
, tells a moving tale that calls out for sensitive music.
U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive--a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.
The original soundtrack perfectly meets this need, and the album features twelve tracks with songs by ten different artists, in addition to an instrumental track by Hilmar.