FILM TITLE: THE BEST OF ME
GENRE: ROMANCE
CONSUMER ADVICE: 13 L S V
DISTRIBUTOR: NU METRO FILMS
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HOFFMAN
MAIN CAST: JAMES MARSDEN,MICHELLE MONAGHAN,LUKE BRACEY
LANGUAGE: MILD MODERATE IMPACT , INFREQUENT
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: MODERATE IMPACT , INFREQUENT , IMPLIED , SIMULATED WITHOUT NUDITY AND BRIEF SCENES OF AFFECTION
VIOLENCE: MODERATE IMPACT , FAIRLY FREQUENT , REALISTIC , VERBAL , PSYCHOLOGICAL , BRIEF WITH BLOODLETTING
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THE BEST OF ME IS A ROMANTIC DRAMA THAT TELLS THE STORY OF TWO FORMER HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS WHO FIND THEMSELVES RE-UNITED WHEN THEY RETURN TO THEIR BELOVED FRIENDS FUNERAL AFTER BEING APART FOR 20 YEARS. THE FILM EXPLORES COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES OF ROMANCE FIRST TRUE LOVE, PURPOSE OF LIFE ON A DESTINED PATH, DATING , INFIDELITY , LIES , SURVIVAL , SECOND CHANCES ,DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS,FORGIVENESS , HATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE , TENSIONS , FRIENDSHIPS,CLOSURE , MURDER , CONFESSIONS ,HAPPINESS, DEATH. REALISTIC THEMES ARE INTENSE BUT TREATED IN A SUBTLE SENSITIVE MANNER WHICH MAY BE OF AN ENTERTAINMENT VALUE TO CHILDREN 13 YEARS AND OLDER WITH STRONG POSITIVE MESSAGES OF TRUE LOVE,SECOND CHANCES AND THE PURPOSE OF LIFE. THE DYSFUNCTIONALITY WITHIN A FAMILY THAT RESULTS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE /TENSIONS WHICH IS ACCOMPANIED BY A PSYCHOLOGICAL THREAT AND MENACE MAY BE TREATED IN A WAY THAT COULD BE DISTURBING , UPSETTING , CONFUSING AND DISTRESSING TO THE SENSE OF SECURITY AND WELL BEING OF CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS.