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The Best of Me (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 October 2014 (USA)
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The Best of Me is a movie starring James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, and Luke Bracey. A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Amanda
... Dawson
... Younger Dawson
... Young Amanda
... Tuck
... Evelyn
... Morgan Dupree
... Frank
... Harvey Collier
... Tommy Cole
Rob Mello ... Ted Cole (as Robert William Mello)
... Abee
... Bobby / Aaron
... Young April
... 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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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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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,003,827, 17 October 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,761,283, 9 January 2015
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Trivia

Gerald McRaney (Tuck) had previously starred with Sebastian Arcelus (Frank) on the Netflix series House of Cards (2013) See more »

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(at around 1h 22 mins) Amanda talks about a song on the radio that she found when they were younger. Although we can hear her voice, her lips are not moving. See more »

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Young Amanda: Are you actually about to say something else?
Younger Dawson: My cousin thinks you were trying to talk to me the other day.
Young Amanda: I was.
Younger Dawson: He thinks I blew it.
Young Amanda: You did. You don't know how to flirt, do you?
Younger Dawson: Guess not.
Young Amanda: Well, what are you gonna do about it? OK. This isn't working. OK, I'll tell you want. uh... I want you to think about it and, uh... meet me at Squeals Saturday night at 6:00 maybe? - Dawson nodes his head - Is that a yes?
Younger Dawson: Yeah.
Young Amanda: OK. Maybe you'll figure out how to flirt with me by then. -Amanda Starts ...
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Falling For You
Performed by Lady Antebellum
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Cheesiest thing ever
28 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

OK.. let's face it: I'm not a huge fan of romantic dramas. But this was just awful, even in that genre! The "plot" was at the same time predictable, fake and random in a totally non-believable way. It was the cheesiest thing I've ever been forced to watch. Even the acting got worse and worse as the movie went on. I love Michelle Monaghan, but it feels like she gave up on the movie and mailed in her performance. James "Superman" Marsden was like a bad TV soap actor and young Liana Liberato's over-acting was painful to watch at times. I'm sure she's a gifted actress but seems like no one directed this disaster. With a bit of guidance from the director and cutting some of the useless daytime-drama plot turns out of it, it could've been a half way decent "chick flick". Unless you're a 13-year old girl, who has never seen a single movie, I totally advice you NOT to waste your time.


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