Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Romantic Dramas: The Best Of Me

Recently I've been on a bit of a Netflix binge watching all the new recently added films. I'm not going to lie there are some pretty good films but my favorite so far is The Best Of Me starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden. My first impression of the film was that it was your classic romantic drama, boy likes girl, girl plays hard to get, they get together just to break up and then somewhere down the line the rekindle there love all before the ending of the film. However, this film surprised me it tells the story of two teenagers from different family backgrounds whom are not just interested in each other but whom are helping each other fight demons within themselves. James Marsden plays a teenage boy named Dawson raised by an unsupportive, abusive family while Michelle plays a young teenage girl named Amanda raised by an uptight conservative wealthy family. The two clearly are not meant to be but Amanda shows Dawson the love and compassion he needs and vice versa Dawson introduces Amanda to a less pressurized environment. The love the characters share is truly the real love that we all dream of but it's also those traits we look for in significant others- compassion, love, support, protection, and a bit of feistiness.

The plot takes a turn when Dawson goes to prison over the accidental murder of his best friend. The lovers are separated by Dawson choice to protect Amanda-- and secure her future via threats from her father. In the end the rekindle there love over a the death of a dear guardian, but old issues rise and trouble falls once again into the hands of Dawson.

The real reason I'm so into this film is because I can both sympathize and emphasize with the main characters and the adversity the face in the film. I recommend this film to anyone who watches Netflix in their spare time and enjoys the occasional romantic drama.

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