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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 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, 17 October 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,761,283, 9 January 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Bracey was 25 when filming this and Liana Liberato was 19. See more »

Goofs

After trying to push Dawson's car under the train and shooting him, both his brothers get out of their trailer, only to find out an empty car. Dawson managed to slide out and hide under it, yet none of his brothers saw him get out and hide. See more »

Quotes

Dawson: I love who I am when I'm with you, Amanda.
Dawson: You are my dearest friend, my deepest love.
Dawson: You are the very best of me.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: The 2016 Oscars (2016) See more »

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Falling For You
Performed by Lady Antebellum
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The Worst of me.
27 October 2014 | by MattBrady099See all my reviews

Thank god this movie flopped at the box office, because this is just romance porn all over it.

The story is about a couple who were once an item in high school find themselves meeting back up after each returns to their small home town.

It took me a while to sit through this movie and boy did it take a while. But after seeing it... I want my time back, because this is one of the worst romance movies I've seen this year. You know those really bad cliché romance movies with no excitement just boring and uninspiring story that's been done a thousand times, well this movie takes the cake from being the worse of the worse. Name every bad romance cliché that you could think of right now, well it's all in this crappy movie.

Some of the acting in this movie is so bland and so forgettable. The story in this is so dull and so uninspiring; and the story itself has been done before loads of times in other bad romance movies. Every minute of this movie feels like a punch to the face to the movie lovers. Soon after I finished this review, after I click enter I'm going to forget the all film in one click of a button.

The only good thing this movie was Michelle Monaghan, and that's it; the movie blows.


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