DiNovi Pictures, Finch Entertainment, Relativity Media,

Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, Gerald McRaney

Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) and Dawson (James Marsden) met as teenagers, but they came from very different backgrounds. Amanda comes from a wealthy and well respected family, whereas Dawson comes from a white trash family headed by an abusive father and a bunch of know-nothing brothers. Aside from their different lives, they fall madly in love. Things happen to pull them apart, but when 20 years later a coincidence brings them back to together for a weekend, they will have to look deep in their heart to find the pain and determine what fate has in store for them.

Nicholas Sparks certainly has a style of writing. He gets a lot of criticism, which I can understand, but the ladies seem to love everything he writes. I had a coupon from the local theater that I got from their loyalty program. It provided two free tickets plus a medium popcorn and two medium drinks. Since I could not pick one of the most recent films due to the restriction on the ticket, we picked The Best of Me. I got a bit worried when the theater started filling up with humans of the female persuasion. As it got a little closer to showtime, a few couples came in and I knew I would have some company. Seriously though, the first 90% of this movie was an excellent story. It did go a little bit overboard in the last 10 or 15 minutes. There was more crazy stuff happened in the last few minutes than in the rest of the film altogether. This is really the only complaint I have with the film. Sparks has a good story, then he has to go too far. But again I must say that for the fans, that’s probably what they wanted. So guys, I gotta warn you that this is a lady film, 100%. If you do have to watch it, be prepared to be disappointed in the ending. The acting was really good, and the five main characters were really very good together. There’s a lot of excitement and suspense, a lot of romance and heartbreak. It’s a love story, and what you’d expect from this type of film. I have to rate it highly because of the quality of the production and performances, but truthfully I would have enjoyed it so much more if it hadn’t turned silly in the end. It turned into a 19th century melodrama there.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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