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The Best of Me (2014)

 -  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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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)  »

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Lo mejor de mí  »

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$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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This is the second Nicholas Spark's film James Marsden is involved in. The first one being in The Notebook where he interpreted Lon Hammond. See more »

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Dawson'S eyes change color from brown to blue through the years. 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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The Way Things Go
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Nice looking but shallow and predictable flick with some bad casting choises
25 January 2015 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"The Best of Me" (2014) is a romantic drama from the mind of Nicolas Sparks, the man who created "Notebook" and many more romantic flicks. This flick isn't original, special or great - it looks nice, cinematography is good, but it's very predictable, cheesy and shallow. Acing was OK but nothing special, and thats not a good sign as this kind of movie must have great chemistry between actors, and there was no chemistry between the young versions of main characters. And by the way, Luke Bracey and James Marsden has got absolutely no physical resemblance - and they are playing the same character and i think that both ladies are also doesn't look similar at all - and they have no chemistry - it's just bad casting.

Overall, "The Best of Me" isn't bad movie, it's just that it's highly familiar, predictable and sometimes manipulative. I could easily bashed this movie and find "100 clichés" but i'm giving it 7 because at running time of almost 2 hours i wasn't bored.


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