Based on the #1 New York Times best seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James Marsden and Michelle Managhan) meet at a loved one's funeral 20 years after tragedy separated them, their love is reignited. As they recall and relive the past, they come to a deeper understanding about the choices they've made. Also starring Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, and featuring beautiful scenery along with music by Lady Antebellum, The Best of Me is a powerfully romantic story of love, hope, and second chances.
The Notebook is right up there in my Top 5 movies so I was pretty excited to watch The Best Of Me. My husband not so much as he is more of an action movie, history buff lover but since it was Valentine's Day and we were snowed in, we knew we could fit in more than one movie for the night. The kids pretty much went into their rooms when we asked them for some alone time.
When my husband and I are together we don't watch a whole lot of romance movies so I was excited to light a candle, get some drinks, chocolate and snuggle under a blanket watching two people fall in love.
I am a fan of James Marsden who is very likeable in every roll he plays in my eyes. While this was a romance about two people having a second chance at love there is a little action for my action junkie husband for it not to be too sappy. I didn't find it overly sappy and thought the characters were sweet and fun. I love seeing the first kiss to them finding their way back to the place they were before.
The lines are romantic and I found myself remembering the first moments shared with my husband and everything we have been through to get us where we are today. The good and the bad. It was very warm and romantic. We never have date nights. We never spend time alone and this was really nice. I tried not to get too teary eyed as I didn't want to embarrass myself but if I were to have watched alone there were times I knew I would be doing the ugly cry.
|I almost forgot to snap a photo of the movie for my review.|
|The Best of Me Candle was vanilla and made my living room smell amazing. Nice touch!|
Thanks 20th Century Fox for allowing me to connect with my husband if only for the length of a movie.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary prize pack containing a movie, Domino's Pizza gift certificate, two glasses, a candle and blanket. No monetary compensation was offered or received