The Best of Me. Unlike The Longest Ride, this one had way more depth, and more emotional connections between the characters. You believe in the romance they form. You believe in the relationships they make. You want them to succeed. You believe these are real people, who want real things, and go about getting it their own way.
Granted, I found some of the twists predictable. SBT can attest to the number of times I shouted out for characters who were then injured, or gasped in places where I assumed one thing, and then was given another. It had some other good twists, though! Things that were set up earlier in the movie, and came back to haunt people. Those are the best kinds.
Also, I could’ve sworn the main character Amanda looked familiar. I was right. I knew I’d seen her somewhere else. (I also knew I’d seen the main character Dawson somewhere. Enchanted was a damn good movie.)
For these reasons, I don’t have much to say about it.
In general, though, I’ve noticed a few things about the Sparks movies I’ve seen that I’ve touched on before. They’re always white. They’re always hetero. They’re about people from “different worlds.” They typically have some sort of country backdrop. They have some sort of time jump, be it going back in time for a parallel love story, or going back in time to when the leads were younger. And the leads are always super young and super good-looking.
It gets boring. And predictable. I mean, yes, this movie was fun for a girl’s night, something (fairly) easy and flirty and heart-wrenching when you want to watch people kiss. But I can do better.
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