Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer and Sam Reid’s latest movie is about a man whose life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.
Directed by Paul Currie, I’m intrigued by this trailer mainly because of Huisman. Though, I’m certainly not convinced that the end result will be great. Maybe a shorter version of the trailer that wasn’t forced to end precisely at 2:22 minutes would have made me feel better. Who knows. Whilst we’re at it, I’d also like it for this movie to have something thought provoking to say about the patterns that keep repeating in our lives. That way I can be forced to eat my words. I wouldn’t mind that in the slightest.
If you’re a movie fan, you know who Ryan Gosling is. If you know who Ryan Gosling is, then you’ve probably at least heard of The Notebook (2004) – that hugely romantic movie loved by lovers of love, all over. And, if you’ve heard about the notebook, you may know that Nicholas Sparks is the writer. I’ve seen The Notebook once and it was a great experience. I cried like many who may or may not admit to doing so. Today actually isn’t really about the The Notebook. It’s about the The Choice (2016), the latest of Sparks’s books to be adapted into a movie.
Starring Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker and Alexandra Daddario, The Choice is unfortunately not the greatest of Nicholas Sparks’s movies. There may have been one or two very brief moments where my disbelief may have been completely suspended, but overall, most of the time I was only too aware that I wasn’t just watching a movie – but I was watching one and thinking, ‘wow, this really isn’t very good.’
The Notebook is in no way everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but can it be accused of being unconvincing as far as some of the acting goes? Can it also be accused of containing romantic dialogue that feels forced and inauthentic? I don’t think so.
I tuned in to The Choice because the mood for a romantic movie hit. By the endof the film, the only real great thing I could find about the experience is that the location where it’s shot is beautiful! I think I maybe want to vacation there one day. Also, at least it wasn’t so awful that I had to quit before the end. There is always that, I suppose.