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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.

Director:

Michael Hoffman

Writers:

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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Trivia

Both James Marsden and Patrick Dempsey worked with Michelle Monaghan. See more »

Goofs

(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 »

Quotes

Amanda: This is dangerous, we've had wine, and you somehow have gotten better looking which is so annoying. I mean you couldn't have gotten bald or fat or something? Jesus!
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: The 2016 Oscars (2016) See more »

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Into Your Arms
Performed by The Lemonheads
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Terrible and not the acting
16 February 2015 | by postmaster-40175See all my reviews

The story line is worthless and you walk away hating the movie, because of the story line. Everything that can happen bad, happens to these two and in the end they are destroyed again......not one positive happens to them in this story. Books and movies are supposed to be entertainment. Yes you can have some bad in movies to, but the whole thing? It's like, you meet your love of your life and she dies, then she's reincarnated and you find each other again and you die and then the kids die and then the cheating husband walks away rich......it's like why would anyone want to watch this. This is not entertainment, this is solely an attempt to make a tear jerker on top of a tear jerker and all they succeed at is making you mad at how disturbingly sadistic the story line is destroying their lives over and over again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

$38,609,668
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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