I was able to take a group of girlfriends for a “girls night out” and go see a pre-screening of The Best of Me movie. For those of you that don’t know the movie is based on a book by Nicholas Sparks. I honestly hadn’t read the book and so I was going into a little blind. I was totally unprepared for this movie. I laughed, cried and smiled. The acting was perfect – I love who they cast. The story line is very touching and a great lesson for all of us to take a step back, be grateful, and love like there is no tomorrow.
Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of the beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.
The movie came out today (10/17) so go see it in theaters this weekend. It is a perfect girls night out movie – but guys can relate to almost every aspect of the story. There is some language and a couple of love scenes. With that being said I don’t think it would be great for kids. If you love Nicholas Sparks, you will love The Best of Me movie.