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The Choice (2016)

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Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.

Director:

Ross Katz

Writers:

Bryan Sipe (screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Walker ... Travis
Teresa Palmer ... Gabby
Maggie Grace ... Steph
Alexandra Daddario ... Monica
Tom Wilkinson ... Shep
Tom Welling ... Ryan
Jesse C. Boyd ... Matt
Brad James ... Ben
Noree Victoria ... Liz
Anna Enger Ritch ... Megan (as Anna Enger)
Lou Lou Safran Lou Lou Safran ... Katie
Vance Griswold Vance Griswold ... Jesse
Brett Rice ... Dr. McCarthy
Ashley LeConte Campbell ... Maryanne McCarthy
Sharon Blackwood ... Cora
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let your heart decide.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some thematic issues | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En nombre del amor See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,050,443, 7 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,709,066, 27 March 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,420,878
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Trivia

The movie was filmed in Wilmington, NC. See more »

Goofs

The "puppies" used in the movie are actually chihuahuas. See more »

Quotes

Travis: Why do you make it so hard for me to flirt with you?
Gabby: Because if I made it easy you wouldn't flirt with me anymore.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

On My Way Back Home
Written by Ben Bridwell (as Benjamin Bridwell)
Performed by Band of Horses
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Boring, Zero Chemistry
27 February 2018 | by ashleynkateriSee all my reviews

Honestly I had high hopes for this since I enjoyed the book but I hated this movie. I feel like the main characters had no chemistry whatsoever and it felt like they had known each other for a nanosecond before Travis was adamant that he loved Gabby. At least in the book their relationship was developed more so you actually could believe they were in love. I found it hard to get past Travis' ridiculously overdone southern accent, everyone else in the movie has a relatively normal sounding accent that is believable. It sounds like a stereotypical hillbilly accent and was just so off putting. Also, when Gabby's dog has puppies, the newborn 'puppies' were clearly at least a few weeks old. Anyone who has actually seen newborn puppies know that those dogs looked nothing like they should have. With a budget of millions it's ridiculous that they couldn't find some actual newborn puppies to put in the movie. Ridiculous error aside, I thought this movie was boring and completely unbelievable. They could have spent more time on actually developing the characters and made the movie a little longer. Even my Mom who is a sucker for sappy romances and all things Nicholas Sparks thought this movie was awful. This is definiteley one of the worst renditions of a Nicholas Sparks book I've ever seen.


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