The Choice Review

Great Valentine’s Day movie to take your girlfriend or wife (hint, hint.)
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Here is the premise: Ladies’ man Travis (Benjamin Walker) and Gabby (Teresa Palmer) first meet when Gabby moves in next door to Travis; they clash over just about everything which drives Travis crazy. They start to fall in love but life gets in the way.

Another Nickolas Sparks film, not as good as his biggest hit The Notebook, but still everything you would want to have in a Nickolas Sparks vehicle; love, pain, more love, humor, more love; you get the picture. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this would be the perfect date movie, and then you can talk her into going to see Deadpool next after that. I really enjoyed THE CHOICE, but I am a big sucker for Nickolas Sparks, and this film does not disappoint in that regard; while it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, it is worth seeing.

Benjamin Walker is a great leading man, he is sexy, smooth, and has that gruff southern voice that women love; and Teresa Palmer starts out a little stiff, but won me over pretty quickly, and the connection with these two was pretty believable.  One of my favorite actors is in the movie as Travis’s dad, and that is Tom Wilkinson; he was not in the film too much but I loved the subplot of him and life after his wife passed away, it was sweet, sad, and funny all at the same time.



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