I am always game for a Nicolas Sparks movie, but my favorite is probably Nights in Rodanthe. Is it one of his better movies, probably not. But for me everytime I watch it it takes to the place I love most, the Outer Banks of NC. This is actually one of the movies that follows the book a little more too, which I prefere. I have actaully seen the house they used for filming from afar. The Lucky One and Safe Haven are two of my favorites too. I would have liked Dear John more but they changed it up way too much for me. Another side to the making of a good Nicholas Spraks movie is a good actor. Without a good actor the movie is just okay. That is probably what helped Nights in Rodanthe, Richard Gere, how could you go wrong there.
Last weekend I rented The Longest Ride movie and watched it. I loved it! That is one of the Nicholas Sparks books I have not read so it was a total surprise for me. I thought Alan Alda was great in it. And Scott Eastwood, let me just say I am a Scott Eastwood fan for life now. Oh boy is he hot! A few weekends before that I watched The Best of Me on Netflix, now that book I read so I knew how it ended. But even though I know how the book ended doesn’t mean I know how actually they will pull it off in the movie. I will admit I was not sure how James Marsden would do as Dawson but he did better than I thought. While I liked both movies and The Longest Ride is now probably one of my favorite movies based on a Nicholas Sparks book, my absolute favorite still is Nights in Rodanthe. How can you go wrong with Richard Gere, Diane Lane and the Outer Banks?!