"The Best of Me" movie quotes bring another romantic novel from Nicolas Sparks to the big screen. The drama film was adapted by Will Fetters and J. Mills Goodloe and directed by Michael Hoffman. "The Best of Me" opened in theaters on October 17, 2014.
In "The Best of Me," youngsters Amanda (Liana Liberato) and Dawson (Luke Bracey) are teenage loves who were torn apart after Amanda's family convinces Dawson to leave her for her own good. Both move on, with Amanda marrying another man and having a child and Dawson spending time in prison.
So 21 years later when they run into one another when they return to their hometown after the death of a mutual friend, old feelings come back. The older Dawson (James Marsden) tries to explain to Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) why he left her many years ago and how he won't make that same mistake again. But with Amanda's new family, going back to that life with Dawson isn't quite that simple."The Best of Me" brings some romance to theaters already filled with other great movies including "St. Vincent," "Pride," "Good People," "The Boxtrolls," "This is Where I Leave You," "The Skeleton Twins," and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby."
Dawson: "I lost you once. I'm not going to lose you again."Dawson knows what he had and what he lost. He does not want to make that same mistake again.
Dawson: "You weren't just someone I loved back then, you are the very best of me."Dawson tries to explain to Amanda just how much she means to him. While it may have seemed otherwise with his decisions many years ago, he now realizes just how much he loves her.
Young Amanda: "You don't know how to flirt, do you, Dawson?"
Young Dawson: "I guess I blew it the other day."
Young Amanda: "You did. Well, what are you going to do about it?"
Amanda: "Someone once said, 'it is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.' But I believe everything that happens, happens for a reason."Amanda weighs in on her opinion of destiny noting that while she doesn't fully give into either side of the argument, she does think things happen for a reason, including her reuniting with Dawson.