Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.
Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.
In a small coastal town, the veterinarian Travis Shaw works with his father Shep and is very close to his beloved sister Steph. Travis is very successful with the women and dates Monica every now and then. When the resident Gabby Holland moves to the next door house, she initially believes he is a pretentious man. But when her boyfriend Ryan MacCarthy, who is fellow doctor in the same hospital where she works, needs to travel to another city, Gabby and Travis have a relationship and fall in love with each other. Out of the blue, Ryan returns and proposes to marry her. Now Gabby has to make a choice between her two loves.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Benjamin Walker and Maggie Grace play siblings in this film. Due to their resemblance with Liam Neeson, Maggie played Neeson's daughter in Taken (2008) while Walker played the younger version of his character in Kinsey (2004). See more »
When Travis has dinner at Gabby's house, he selects an LP, looking at both sides of the cover before taking out the disc and placing it on a phonograph. The song that plays is "Terrible Love" by The National. Although that album was released on vinyl, and the first track was "Terrible Love," the sleeve of that album looks nothing like the sleeve seen in the movie, and the vinyl disc should either have been purple or black with a purple label (the album title is "High Violet"), neither of which is shown in the film. The album used for filming actually looks like something released in the 50s or 60s, which is consistent with what Travis is saying about the elderly couple who recently moved out of that house (which Gabby is leasing). Also, the "High Violet" vinyl release was a 2-disc set, not a single album. Also, also, assuming the film begins "present day" (early 2016), the subsequent flashback took the story back "7 years earlier" which would make it early summer of 2009 when Gabby invites Travis over for dinner. "High Violet" wasn't released until May of 2010. See more »
Why do you make it so hard for me to flirt with you?
Because if I made it easy you wouldn't flirt with me anymore.
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This was, to me, the best of all the movies made from his books. The characters were actually real and believable.
"Every path you take leads to another choice. Some choices change everything." Travis (Walker) is a confirmed bachelor who loves being single and doing what he wants. When his new neighbor Gabby (Palmer) shows up at his house everything in him changes. Now Travis will stop at nothing to be with her. After all his pursuits he finally wins her over, but when the unthinkable happens Travis must once again make a choice that will affect both of their lives forever. Going in to this I was not excited at all. I know 99% of women love the Nicholas Sparks movies, but for me they are just too ridiculous. In the Notebook the main guy builds the woman he is obsessed with a house. In The Lucky One within a week of meeting the girl he fixes her car, boat and teaches her son to play baseball. It is hard for me to get past the perfect man image that is portrayed and they really lose me. Again, being a guy I am not the target audience for these movies. All that said this was, to me, the best of all the movies made from his books. The characters were actually real and believable. There were no over the top scenes and I was actually into this movie more than I expected. Without ruining anything, the ending did get over the top cheesy for me and lost me a little, but since this is a chick flick that is to be expected. Overall, it could have been because of my expectations but this was not a bad movie at all and is a date night movie women will love and men will be able to watch without too much pain. I surprisingly, extremely surprisingly, give this an A-.
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