Considering the movie's endgame is reuniting these high school sweethearts, no matter the cost, it's also a rookie move to give Amanda's longtime husband no redeeming qualities. Characters are slapped, punched, choked, beaten and shot. Dawson has an accident while being heroic which should have killed him twice over. He climbs on top of her in bed and she grabs his unbuckled pants. How would i tell if its a damn good romantic movie? Even though I was very upset about how it ended after everything Amanda and Dawson had gone through. How does this adaptation compare to others based on his books? It features a lot of flashbacks but luckily the actors playing the flashbacks and the actors playing 'real time' are all very competent, do a great job,the script works well, and the audience has a fun ride. The movie was predictable; I was able to determine several plot twists and upcoming scenes.
The only good thing this movie was Michelle Monaghan, and that's it; the movie blows. This is a very good love story and you will need a box of Kleenex to get through it. Will Fetters writer of 'Remember Me' and The Lucky One turns another Nicholas Sparks I hate Nicholas Sparks romantic book series into films, i also hate the the fact that screenwriters got inspired to the make Sparks' bestseller and into a dumb atrocity romantic cliche'd screenplay. It's so romantic and so sad but a good wakeup call to those who always choose wrong in life especially in the matrimonial department. Then there's a short scene where Adult Amanda comes home late and sees her mom who tells her that she told Frank that Amanda had been home earlier and went to bed. When fate brings Amanda Collier Michelle Monaghan and Dawson Cole James Marsden back to their hometown, thinking about their high school romance seems unavoidable.
It oscillates between the past and present. Tuck is a wonderful father figure to Dawson, who needs someone to care about him unconditionally. This movie in particular is so close to my heart, it's the first movie my husband and I watched with our friends after our marriage. At a certain point, though, the coincidences and tragic incidents start to pile up at a startling rate and nothing can be taken seriously. Shame on you, shame on you.
The actress beautifully depicts the emotional upheaval of her character. The present day leads, the versatile James Marsden and the lovely Michelle Monaghan turn in deeply moving performance from a sentimental screenplay. Well, needless to say, we held hands all during the movie and more later. Dawson punches and strangles Tommy who has a bloody mouth. It really touched me in a deep way that no other love story has in the past. Disclaimer: All reviews are based solely on the opinions of the reviewer. A young man is shot and killed unintentionally when a man tries to wrestle away a gun from another man.
It was effective in a way that it was able to move me and my niece to tears. The movie takes a misleading turn towards the end like they ripped your heart out, and showed it to you while they drank the blood with a straw. I could see the ending coming like a very very slow train. Based on one of the Nicholas Sparks book of the same name. So my movie theatre-working friend was getting off from work in the afternoon today and he wanted to see another movie before going to his sister's house to watch the New Orleans-Green Bay football game there. Oddly, you divide the two almost at the midway point, that is, the one hour mark. Also,Luke Bracey, who plays the younger lead, looks as old as Marsden and a bit taller.
Meanwhile, back in the painful present, the now ex-lovers struggle to make sense of their renewed attraction, complicated by the fact that Amanda is now married with children. It's a very similar scene to the one when they were younger and then we see them in bed together in the morning. And while it seems like everything's in place for this to be a Valentine's Day-ready love flick, things derail pretty intensely around the middle of the story. But I knew some day I would see it and that is now. Violence: An oil rig blows, throwing Dawson into the air. Yes, it's so cliché that I couldn't believe it for a minute, but this film is about coincidences and fate, so after considering that, it's not fair to judge it based on statistics. Between the present and the past, it keeps up the momentum and concludes the tale with a twist.
This may be true - I don't know, but it's what the film would have me believe. Dawson's and Amanda's relationship gets tested, and for a while it goes on, but ultimately Dawson's predicament proves too dark for their relationship to hold out. As adults, Dawson and Amanda and other characters drink wine and beer. Also, Nicholas Sparks is so predictable. Another is thrown from a platform into the water below. On the surface, it's just another Romance, but it takes a little more thought. Sean Bridgers knocks it out of the park with his downright of patriarch and sociopath Tommy Cole, father of protagonist Dawson Cole.
First off, shouldn't the younger versions of Dawson and Amanda share some continuity with their grown-up counterparts? Luke and Liana talk about working together and what drew them to the story. So this was what we ended up seeing. Yes, I am a big fan. The Cole clan in particular - a gang of drug-dealing? Luke Bracey shows us what it's like for a young person dealing with this life, to have their ambitions silenced, and the true pain that comes with leaving one's family. What makes The Best of Me easily the worst of Sparks is a series of questionable decisions. He became distant and the joy went out of their relationship, leaving Amanda really unhappy and feeling isolated. Does she have any regrets left at all, or maybe a whole new set of regrets? For the first time ever even i managed to predict the end which wasn't worth the build up created by the rest of the film.
Incidentally, the whole star-crossed lovers motif winds up being a criminally overused visual metaphor. The love story and history of the two lead characters and fleshed out more, as was the character of Tuck. It was very difficult for my mom and I to keep our emotions in check. A man is nearly catapulted to his death when an oil rig explodes. I wouldn't mind if Gerald McRaney got an Oscar nod too as he was exceptional in here. If the first hour were a movie on its own, I would give it a very strong rating. But really - and this is something I didn't even notice until after walking out of the theater - what really tested the limits of this genre was that this wasn't a happy ending.
I'm not sure why this movie has gotten so much hate. I'm a sucker for old school romance. Aiming for a little kick back, you end up perusing title after title, intent on finding just the right movie, ultimately unsure what to choose in the face of overwhelming options. Actors did a great job, but the plot was cliché. Although I personally enjoyed the film I was not expecting the heavy themes and intense violence.