A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.Wikipedia
The Best of Me Reviews
The Best of Me fits well enough in the genre to which it belongs and will obviously prove to be a major tearjerker for hopeless romantics. The rest of us can only find it amusing, at best.
Beautiful visuals are another asset. A scene shot in a lake where the actress is shown to be rotating and floating in water is liberating - a metaphor for letting go of fixed notions and following your heart. The film has a lot of hidden messages like these, which unfortunately get overshadowed by an overdose of mush and superficial love scenes that get massive footage.
In totality, Hoffman and his team capture the flamboyance of the 1990s along with the lilting background score in style, making it an ideal film for a romantic date.For others, it would be a mushy entertainer nevertheless.
The Best of Me is a signature Nicholas Sparks movie. There is romance, passion and heartbreak. It is the perfect film for date night. Watch it with your special one over the weekend.