The Best of Me

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"You never forget your first love."
  • PG-13
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 6.7  (76,451)
  • 29

The Best of Me is a romantic drama movie released in 2014, directed by Michael Hoffman and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. It tells the story of two high school sweethearts, Amanda Collier (Michelle Monaghan) and Dawson Cole (James Marsden), who are brought back together 20 years after their breakup. The movie starts with Dawson working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. At the same time, Amanda is a successful married woman who lives in Louisiana. They receive news of the death of their friend Tuck Hostetler (Gerald McRaney). Tuck was the man who brought them together when they were teenagers, and he left them letters to be read after his passing. He also left them instructions for his funeral service. The letters and instructions bring Amanda and Dawson back to their hometown of Oriental, North Carolina, where they are forced to confront their past.

In flashbacks, we learn that Amanda and Dawson's relationship was frowned upon by their families. Amanda's parents thought Dawson was from the wrong side of the tracks, and Dawson's father was an abusive alcoholic. Despite their differences, Amanda and Dawson fell in love and made plans to escape their small town and start a new life together. Unfortunately, life intervened, and they were separated for two decades.

As Amanda and Dawson reconnect, they find that they still have feelings for each other. However, Amanda is still married, and Dawson has a troubled past that threatens to derail their relationship. Adding to the drama, Dawson has an old enemy, a drug lord named Tommy Cole (played by Luke Bracey), who is seeking revenge against him. Tommy is also the reason why Dawson left town in the first place.

The Best of Me is a well-acted movie with good chemistry between the leads, James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. They play their characters convincingly as both teenagers and adults. Their love story is sweet, and the movie shows how they have been haunted by their past.

The movie has an atmospheric feel, with its setting in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. The town is picturesque, and the scenery is stunning. The cinematography is excellent, and the movie is well-directed. The soundtrack, which features a lot of country and soul music, adds to the film's mood.

The Best of Me is a movie that will appeal to fans of romantic dramas. It is not a typical Nicholas Sparks adaptation, but it has all the elements that make his stories popular. It is a movie about lost love, second chances, and redemption. It is also a movie about forgiveness, and how it is necessary for moving on in life.

In conclusion, The Best of Me is a romantic drama that is a must-see for fans of the genre. It has a compelling story, excellent acting, and beautiful scenery. The movie shows that sometimes love deserves a second chance, and that the past can be overcome.

The Best of Me is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 29.

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    6.7  (76,451)
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