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When I hear the name, “Nicholas Sparks,” my ears perk up. It’s been a name that has been very familiar to me since I was a teenager. I remember the first time that I watched my all-time favorite romance, The Notebook. I was a teenager in love, so the story spoke to me. Even as a woman, I watch The Notebook and I get butterflies. I read The Notebook book once every few months. It inspires me. Some of my best poetry was written immediately after reading his books. All of his movies and books remind me that I too am a hopeless romantic. If there’s one thing in my life that is guaranteed it’s that I am going to watch a Nicholas Sparks movie and cry. So, that’s exactly what I expected with The Choice. Little did I know that I would laugh just as much!
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The next section, as I like to call it, is the sexy and romantic section. This is what you long for when you begin a Nicholas Sparks film or book. This is where the stubborn boy and girl fall in love. Their annoyance is fueled by passion, which makes their love more powerful than others. This section of The Choice is intense. You will catch yourself smiling and possibly crying happy tears (I did). The sparkle in their eyes, the way they fall into one another’s arms… it all makes for the perfect romance.
The last section brings the drama. It’s unique to have three sections of a film: boy meets girl, boy fall in love with girl, boy and girl get married, have children, and then comes the drama… plot twist! We typically expect the drama to come directly in the middle of a Nicholas Sparks film. We expect the drama to be something that keeps the two star-crossed lovers from being together. In The Choice the two build the life that they always pictured together, but something horrible happens later in life that puts their love and dedication to the ultimate test.
The Choice is a movie for the masses. I think that the additional humor makes for a story that your husband will watch without complaining and “pretending” that he doesn’t like. The settings in the film are something that I have to mention. It’s as if the settings are an emotion because they sure do make you feel. I think that we all dream of being by the water in North Carolina, falling in love, staring at the stars in the middle of the country without the city lights dimming the beauty of the sky.
Be sure to pick up The Choice on Blu-ray, DVD, or Digital HD so you can take advantage of the bonus features! I watched them all and absolutely love learning about the process of making the film, choosing the right settings, and even about casting the dogs for the film. It’s fun to see how much work goes into one film that we don’t really think about. And stay tuned for a DIY wind chime tutorial, inspired by The Choice.
Travis is a fun-loving, smooth-talking bachelor who’s never considered a serious relationship—until he falls hard for his beautiful new neighbor, Gabby. But when fate threatens Travis and Gabby’s love, Travis must make a choice that will alter their lives forever in this unforgettably moving romance.
The home entertainment release of The Choice include in-depth special features including audio commentary with director Ross Katz and actor Benjamin Walker, four behind-the-scenes featurettes and deleted scenes.BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Deleted Scenes
- “Cinematic Choices: Making The Choice” Featurette
- “Choosing Home: Nicholas Sparks and North Carolina” Featurette
- “Nicholas Sparks with…” Featurette
- Molly & Moby: Choice Dogs
- Audio Commentary with Director Ross Katz and Actor Benjamin Walker
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