Mini-review – The Best of Me

The Best of Me is a film by Michael Hoffman based on the Nicholas Sparks best seller of the same name. It stars James Marsden as Dawson and Michelle Monaghan as Amanda. Dawson and Amanda were high school sweethearts before they parted ways and the film focuses on them reconnecting years later at which point Amanda is married with a family.

Like previous Nicholas Sparks books that have been turned into films, we see the usual template emerge. Love, angst and heartbreak.

By the time the film has ended it has all of those areas covered. I haven’t read the book, so I cannot say whether or not the film stays true to it, but if you like romantic dramas then this film will interest you!


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