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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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Michael Hoffman

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Nicholas Sparks (novel), Will Fetters (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Monaghan ... Amanda
James Marsden ... Dawson
Luke Bracey ... Younger Dawson
Liana Liberato ... Young Amanda
Gerald McRaney ... Tuck
Caroline Goodall ... Evelyn
Clarke Peters ... Morgan Dupree
Sebastian Arcelus ... Frank
Jon Tenney ... Harvey Collier
Sean Bridgers ... Tommy Cole
Rob Mello ... Ted Cole (as Robert William Mello)
Hunter Burke ... Abee
Robby Rasmussen ... Bobby / Aaron
Caroline Hebert ... Young April
Ian Nelson ... Jared
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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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Taglines:

You never forget your first love.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo mejor de mí See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,003,827, 19 October 2014

Gross USA:

$26,766,213

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,926,213
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Every dress (except the last) that the character of Amanda wears (even as an adult) has an open back. See more »

Goofs

Dawson's eyes change color from brown to blue through the years. See more »

Quotes

Tuck: Remember that thistle problem I had in the garden last year? Thistle is one tough weed. You can't pull it, or mow it. You have to dig it out by the root.While I was digging I got to thinking about you and Dawson.you have wounds that never healed and you lived with them so long you don't even know they're there anymore.Pain has deep roots.The only way to dig it out is to forgive him, and forgive yourself.
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Hold On
Performed by SHEL and Gareth Dunlop
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The Best of Me was a pretty enjoyable Nicholas Sparks movie
26 October 2014 | by tavmSee all my reviews

So my movie theatre-working friend was getting off from work in the afternoon today and he wanted to see another movie before going to his sister's house to watch the New Orleans-Green Bay football game there. So this was what we ended up seeing. I once again decided to humor him and to tell the truth, this was quite enjoyable despite some familiar clichés like bad boy-liking-good girl-who-he-has-to-break up-with-because-of-his-roots (well, there was more than that but you get the idea). The fact this was filmed and takes place in our home state of Louisiana was a plus for me and my friend as we recognized some town names being mentioned and certain car window stickers in the film. Yes, it's based on a Nicholas Sparks book and it has what you'd possibly expect from him. Still, by the time it all ended, we were both touched by what happened. So on that note, The Best of Me is worth a look.


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