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(I) (2013)


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This is the first Nicholas Sparks film adaptation to have an actual antagonist.
Lead star Josh invited some local Southport NC Staff from a restaurant to go sailing with him during filming.
Keira Knightley was offered the role of Katie. Knightley chose to star in Begin Again (2013) instead.
This is the 8th film adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel and the second one to be directed by Lasse Halström, the first one being Dear John (2010).
While the detective is photoshopping Katies picture another police officer asks him about the Lumpkin case. One of the producers of the film is D. Scott Lumpkin.
During the opening credits, the bus that Katie is on travels along the Blue Ridge parkway adjacent to Grandfather mountain. This scenic byway is actually closed to all commercial traffic, including, and especially passenger buses.
In the novel, Alex's daughter is named Kristen while her name is Lexie in the film.
Covered on episode 105 of the podcast How Did This Get Made.
Carey Mulligan was rumored for the lead role.
Of the children, while Noah Lomax was previously cast on The Walking Dead (2010) (the first season), Mimi Kirkland would later be cast on the show (the seventh season).
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

There are clues to Jo's true identity scattered throughout the film.
  • Jo recognizes Lexie's ambiguous drawing as flying fish without having to be told what it is, indicating that she's familiar with her style and preferences.
  • Jo laments that "I never even made it across the Atlantic", and is not comforted when Katie says, "you still have time".
  • At about 22 minutes in, Jo and Katie are walking. Jo walks behind some trees but doesn't come out the other side.
-Jo echoes Alex' admonition to take lots of pictures.
In the book Katie's hair turns from long blonde to short brown. In the movie her hair turns from long brown to short blonde

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