Plot: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining event
What I liked:
There is actual chemistry between the two main characters. Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Parker actually looked like they would actually go for each other, not some randoms who were stuck on screen together because they are both good looking. I liked Teresa’s independence and attitude, but honestly, some of the fights they had was quite demented. I also liked seeing Tom Welling again (seriously, this guy basically disappeared after Smallville). Why isn’t he in his Superman suit? That said, he does looks pretty good in the doctor ensemble. Yummy
I really liked Travis with his sunglasses on. It was delicious. As for the character, it really was one of those empty shell ones but it wouldn’t have been a more complex character if we begged for it – this is Nicholas Sparks after all.
The story improves over the course of the movie. It starts off with a voice over and some unconvincing acting, and eventually becomes a moderately engrossing film. It is most definitely better than the awful Best of Me, where the characters had no chemistry and the acting sucked.
What I didn’t like:
Cheating is taken very lightly in this film. Like, super lightly.
Lots of romantic slush running around here – you can spot every single bit of drama that is going to unfold. It was a bit high and the director was obviously desperately chopping onions so that we could all cry.
So this guy is saying that he’s a Southern boy that she toyed with and now she’s marrying a doctor – this Southern boy is a vetenarian, so let’s not start with your passive aggressive attitude boy.
The Choice is obviously again one of those films that aren’t really offensive and is a bit forgettable, but mostly okay. It has some obviously designed moves to make people weep, but it isn’t criminal and the acting isn’t that bad.