Watch: The Best of Me 2014 123movies, Full Movie Online – Amanda and Dawson are soul mates who met as teens and were from different backgrounds. But circumstances would force them to part ways. 20 years later they are brought back together by the passing of a mutual friend. So they go back home to fulfill his final wishes and they run into each other. While Amanda is married, albeit unhappily, she still has feelings for Dawson but can’t forgive him for pushing her away..
Plot: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
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|6.6/10 Votes: 72,483|
|12% | RottenTomatoes|
|29/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 2323 Popularity: 19.299 | TMDB|
Two movies for the price of one
… which may not necessarily be a good thing.
Oddly, you divide the two almost at the midway point, that is, the one hour mark.
The first movie is a really sweet love story about lost love. 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.
If the first hour were a movie on its own, I would give it a very strong rating.
However almost at the turn of the second hour (two hours BTW is much too long for this story) the connection between audience and viewer (this important factor discussed in many of my IMDb reviews) starts to fade as many story complications set in. And the script becomes lost in the various arcs.
I will not go into the complications but let me say that by the “climax” of the last Act the viewer may wonder if he/she dozed off and woke up in front of the TV watching an episode of JUSTIFIED. Enough said.
If the second hour were a movie on its own, I would give it a very low rating.
As an entire movie as it now stands, this film can be a rough ride for the viewer, and that is not a good thing.
* always happy to see Michelle Monaghan, an actress under-used these days. Real star quality.
* Liana Liberato has a nice career ahead and better still actually looks like a young Michelle Monaghan, which is more than I can say of the casting choices for the male leads
* here is a tip for casting directors. FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE. Help you avoid the problem of casting two actors playing the same role (one in flashback) WHO LOOK NOTHING AT ALL LIKE EACH OTHER
“For the people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they’ll like”
Okay, I have to say that as a fairly grounded and realistic 54-year- old, I’m not all that into romantic movies, but my 14-year-old daughter wanted to see it. Nice eye candy in the actors, the houses and interiors are beautiful, but I found the movie pretty predictable throughout. Plus there were a lot of holes (ar, ar, no pun intended) so I kept wondering things like, shouldn’t he have closed the window after he broke into the garage when it was raining? and if this is Louisiana, where are all the water bugs? (Not to mention, where are all the African-American people?)
On the other hand, my daughter was a sobbing mess when it was over, so it worked for her.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Michael Hoffman
Writer Nicholas Sparks, Will Fetters, J. Mills Goodloe
Actors James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Hawk V-Lite and V-Series Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (film prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema