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The Best of Me Set Visit #BestofMe

Best of Me Movie PosterI am so thankful to Relativity Media for inviting me to take the #BestofMe set visit and tour.

My anticipation heightened during the short flight from Atlanta to New Orleans. This was my first opportunity to meet and interview Nicholas Sparks and the actors in his film, THE BEST OF ME. This love story begins with a bittersweet reunion of two high school sweethearts, Amanda and Dawson for a funeral of their friend Tucker. After being apart for twenty years, they find that their love never died. the couple find that the forces that once drove them apart were capable of being even more threatening today. Given a second chance, this love story encapsulates the power of a first true love and the difficult  choices to be made.

Once in the hotel, I received a tote full of goodies and our itinerary. At dinner, I met many of the bloggers and listened to their past experiences.They described last years event for the movie SAFE HAVEN in Southport, NC. I gleaned much info for formulating my questions for the next day. My granddaughter Laurel and I had just watched the movie the night before.
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The next day we were shuttled out to Magnolia Plantation, a lovely southern antebellum in Natchitoches Parish,Louisiana. Since this was to be the last day of shooting at this location, much needed to be accomplished. Taking a quick tour of the outside facilities, we were in a tent watching the filming on monitors. Our observation tent moved around the set to help facilitate the interviewing process.
Best of Me Nicholas Sparks Set Visit 9Best of Me Nicholas Sparks Set Visit  Best of Me Nicholas Sparks Set Visit 6 Best of Me Nicholas Sparks Set Visit 3 Best of Me Nicholas Sparks Set Visit 2 Best of Me Nicholas Sparks Set Visit 1At lunch we had an opportunity to sit and converse with the actors and crew. It was a special time for us all!
After lunch, Nicholas was finally able to join us. He is such a personable and magnetic man who is involved in all facets of the movie. Having seen all his other movies(I have personal copies) and read all his books, this was a special treat for me. Nicholas had just participated in his first Twitter Party the night before and we had many of the same questions. He quickly put us at ease and set up the parameters of the interview process.
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ABOUT THE BEST OF ME

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

The Best of Me stars James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato.

SEE THE OTHER #BESTOFME POSTS

An Interview with Author Nicholas Sparks on the Best of Me Set

On the Best of Me Set with James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan

SEE THE BEST OF ME TRAILER HERE

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The Best of Me opens Friday, October 17, 2014

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24 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. This sounds like it is going to be a great movie. I can’t wait to see it.

  2. Wasn’t that so much fun?! Nicholas Sparks and the cast were all so nice!

  3. Alisha Kostiuk

    I can’t wait to see this movie! Looks like it is going to be wonderful.

  4. This is going to be a great movie. If nothing else, it’s got James Marsden. He is SO dreamy.

  5. This sounds like an awesome movie! Right up my ally! Can’t wait to see this~

  6. I am not familiar with this movie, sounds like a sweet movie.

  7. Tonya C

    That movie is on my list to see! Wonder if I can get the hubby to see it with me!?

  8. Sounds like a great experience! I look forward to the movie 🙂

  9. I definitely want to see this movie! I’m well overdue for a good chick flick.

  10. I have seen a few interviews with the cast, what a fun outing, nothing like this every happens in RIC< VA

  11. This looks like it was such a fun time! I would have loved to checked out a sneak peak behind this movie which I want to see!

  12. I’m not a huge fan of love movies but my oldest daughter is. I will be sure to share this with her. She was just saying there was nothing in the movies. 🙂

  13. Shauna

    Okay, to say I am jealous is an understatement. What a wonderful experience. i can’t wait to see the movie

  14. The set looks gorgeous! I bet it was really fun to be able to meet Nicholas Sparks!

  15. Nicole

    Incredible experience. Very exciting and cool you got to be so up close and personal! I can’t wait to see this!

  16. What an awesome opportunity for you! I am not a huge fan of Nicolas Sparks. his movies are so sad and I am a very sensitive person. I would of loved to have been on set though!

  17. Looks like it is going to be an amazing movie. I love Louisiana to death, so being able to be there would have just been icing on the cake, looks like you had a great time!

  18. I can not wait to see this movie!

  19. Christy H

    How fun.. My husband is from Natchitoches, LA. Such a fitting place for a romance story!

  20. Every time I see a recap, I get more jealous. Haha! Such an amazing experience!

  21. The Best Of Me looks like a fantastic movie. It must have been a exciting day for you.

  22. I’m typically not into these types of movies but I would love to see this particular one! The cast looks amazing!

  23. I like that you got to go behind the scenes. I always enjoy behind the scenes looks at the art we enjoy.

  24. Just have to see this one. It will be great.

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