The Best of Me Movie

The Best of Me movie poster

Who's Involved:

James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Will Fetters, Bailey Winston, Liana Liberato, Jon Tenney, J. Mills Goodloe, Michael Hoffman, Denise DiNovi, Nicholas Sparks, Sebastian Arcelus

Release Date:

Friday, October 17, 2014 (Nationwide)

sexuality, violence, some drug content and brief strong language

Runtime: 1 hr, 57 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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 a 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.

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Who stars in The Best of Me: Cast List

... Amanda Collier

"Every Breath You Take" , "Mission: Impossible - Fallout"  

... Dawson Cole

"The Boss Baby: Family Business" , "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"  

... Young Amanda

"Trust" , "Free Ride"  

... Harvey Collier

"Legion" , "Hide Away"  


... Amanda's Friend


Who's making The Best of Me: Crew List

A look at the The Best of Me behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michael Hoffman last directed The Last Station and Gambit. The film's writer J. Mills Goodloe last wrote To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and The Mountain Between Us.


Denise DiNovi
Nicholas Sparks

Production Company

Warner Bros. Pictures (Former)

Production: What we know about The Best of Me?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.

Filming Timeline

  1. September 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. June 2014: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. April 2014: The film was in Production status.
  4. October 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. August 2013: The film was in Development status.
  6. Relativity Media picked up in turnaround the rights to novel by Nicholas Sparks.

  7. June 2011: The film was in Development status.
  8. Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the novel.

The Best of Me Release Date: When was the film released?

The Best of Me was released in 2014 on Friday, October 17, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including The Book of Life, Fury and Men, Women & Children.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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