|The Choice (2015)|
Run Time: 111 mins.
Genre: Romance, Drama
Links: Best Buy | Amazon | iTunes | Google Play
Travis (Benjamin Walker, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Gabby (Teresa Palmer, Warm Bodies) start off as neighbours and quickly fall in love. But will they be able to weather the hardships life throws at them?
This film is based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, and I have a feeling that if you've ever read or seen anything that Nicholas Sparks has had a hand in, you pretty much know what to expect: the couple gets off to a rocky start but realize they're in love, and then tragedy strikes.
Travis is a fun-loving, cocky guy, while Gabby is studious, and struck by Travis' quips. They meet when Gabby (wrongly) accuses Travis' dog of getting her own dog pregnant. Their personalities often clash and they seem like they might not work, but for some reason, they just fit together.
Some of the writing and acting were a little awkward at times, but I like to kind of suspend my disbelief for this kind of movie and accept that I'm in a soppy romantic drama.
Being the sap that I am, I cried tears happy and sad. It's a typical Nicholas Sparks story that gets you invested in the couple and then makes something bad happen to them, with you hoping all the while that things work out happily. This one will make you laugh and pull at your heartstrings, especially if you're a hopeless romantic.
The Choice is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Check out the trailer below:
*A review copy was sent to me by Lionsgate in exchange for an honest review.