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The Best of Me (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  17 October 2014 (USA)
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A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

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Storyline

Amanda and Dawson are soul mates who met as teens and were from different backgrounds. But circumstances would force them to part ways. 20 years later they are brought back together by the passing of a mutual friend. So they go back home to fulfill his final wishes and they run into each other. While Amanda is married, albeit unhappily, she still has feelings for Dawson but can't forgive him for pushing her away. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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You never forget your first love.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexuality, violence, some drug content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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17 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lo mejor de mí  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,003,827 (USA) (17 October 2014)

Gross:

$26,761,283 (USA) (9 January 2015)
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Trivia

This is the second Nicholas Sparks film involving James Marsden. The first being The Notebook wherein he portrayed Lon Hammond. See more »

Goofs

In one scene Amanda states she quits drinking, although her husband does not. In the next scene and throughout the rest of the movie, she is drinking. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: You want me to fall back in love with you? How do I do that if I haven't ever stopped?
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Hold On
Performed by SHEL and Gareth Dunlop
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I Enjoyed This Movie
18 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie, but I must give a disclaimer... I never read the book, so I can't base my rating on how accurately the movie follows the book. I found that this movie had a lot of twists in it and wasn't as predictable as most other romance movies. (Also, it didn't hurt that James Marsden is great to look at.) I thought the actress who played young Amanda was really good, and I loved seeing the story as the two were growing up & also in modern times. I'm not sure why this movie has gotten so much hate... I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and would even pay to see it again if I get the chance.

I was not a fan of The Notebook, and would much rather watch this movie instead of The Notebook. Sure, the movies probably don't follow Nicholas Sparks' books super detailed, but they're good to watch if you're in the mood for a heartfelt love story.


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