The Best of Me

A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

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Film Cast:

  • Amanda Collier: Michelle Monaghan
  • Dawson Cole: James Marsden
  • Younger Dawson Cole: Luke Bracey
  • Young Amanda Collier: Liana Liberato
  • Tuck Hostetler: Gerald McRaney
  • Evelyn: Caroline Goodall
  • Morgan Dupree: Clarke Peters
  • Frank Reynolds: Sebastian Arcelus
  • Harvey Collier: Jon Tenney
  • Tommy Cole: Sean Bridgers
  • Ted Cole: Rob Mello
  • Abee: Hunter Burke
  • Bobby / Aaron: Robby Rasmussen
  • Young April: Caroline Hebert
  • Jared: Ian Nelson
  • April: Schuyler Fisk
  • Jack: Douglas M. Griffin
  • Uncle: Bill Martin Williams
  • Guard: Jimmy Gonzales
  • Brandi: Mia Frost
  • Dr. Charbeaneau: Donna DuPlantier
  • Dr. Pundt: David Jensen
  • Lawyer: Jim Gleason
  • Leonie: Kesha Bullard
  • Clara: Julia Lashae
  • Rich Kid #1: Jordan Smith
  • Receptionist #2: Laura Meyer
  • Amanda’s Friend: Bailey Winston
  • Rich Kid #2: Matthew Metzger
  • Rich Kid #3: Thomas Ryan Smith
  • Receptionist #1: Brittany Buckner
  • Priest: Keith Cieslinski
  • Court Lawyer: Brian Les Weinberger
  • Oil Rig Worker: Virgil Brent Allen

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Ronna Kress
  • Producer: Denise Di Novi
  • Production Design: Patrizia von Brandenstein
  • Editor: Matt Chesse
  • Costume Design: Ruth E. Carter
  • Music: Aaron Zigman
  • Director of Photography: Oliver Stapleton
  • Director: Michael Hoffman
  • Producer: Ryan Kavanaugh
  • Executive Producer: Tucker Tooley
  • Producer: Alison Greenspan
  • Executive Producer: Robbie Brenner
  • Art Direction: Raymond Pumilia
  • Novel: Nicholas Sparks
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Ken Halsband
  • Post Production Supervisor: Christopher Kulikowski
  • Co-Producer: D. Scott Lumpkin
  • Executive Producer: Jared Underwood
  • Writer: Will Fetters
  • Writer: J. Mills Goodloe
  • Line Producer: Patrick Peach
  • Set Decoration: Tim Cohn
  • Makeup Artist: Nikki I Brown
  • Makeup Artist: Kimberly Amacker
  • Second Unit Director: Steven Ritzi
  • Hairstylist: Emily Burka
  • Executive Producer: Andrew C. Robinson
  • Producer: Russ Kavanaugh
  • Hairstylist: Daina Daigle
  • Line Producer: Theresa Park
  • Production Assistant: Cristen Martemucci
  • Additional Script Supervisor: Nicole Garcea
  • Production Supervisor: S.J. ‘JoJo’ Fieger
  • Post Production Supervisor: Pascal Vaguelsy
  • First Assistant Director: Eric Fox Hays
  • Location Scout: Michael L. Kuhn
  • First Assistant Director: Ann C. Salzer
  • Second Assistant Director: John M. White
  • Producer: Justin Burns
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Derek Hall
  • Location Assistant: Joaquín Brú de Aragón

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: **A failed high school romance and one more chance to fix it in the later years.**

    Based on one of the Nicholas Sparks book of the same name. The story of a failed high school romance who meet again later in their lives. But the flashback comes right away after the initial segment to reveal theirs young romance and what made them part away. Between the present and the past, it keeps up the momentum and concludes the tale with a twist. Though you would know mile away what’s coming.

    I did not like all the films based on the stories from the original author. But this one looked okay to me, not so good or too bad. All his films are romance theme, but in this film, that part was very weak. I did not expect that, particularly emotionless when compared to his other flicks. Still, the filmmaking was decent, with the good actors. But the casting was confusing at the beginning for having two sets of actors and then soon it cleared out all the doubts.

    Kind of supernatural theme, but not a fantasy. Feels a bit long, because the story developments were slow and most of the parts are not interesting. This is not a romance film I was looking for, but different where everything was dragged to the final twist, especially since the accident that happened at the opening. I did not watch it till now, because I did not feel I wanted to after watching its trailer. But I knew some day I would see it and that is now. I don’t know what you thought of it, but for me it is an average film.


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