Elizabeth Movies

Movie

**The best of me **

Genre

Romantic drama

Plot Synopsis

Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) and Dawson (James Marsden) were once high-school sweethearts. They have a bittersweet reunion when they return to their hometown for the funeral of a mutual, beloved friend. Seeing each other again after 20 years apart reignites the love they've never forgotten, but Amanda and Dawson soon discover that the forces that drove them apart when they were younger pose even more threats today. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.

Fun Facts

The Best of Me Movie's James Marsden prepared for his role with his own Dawson playlist – and one song was even used by co-star Michelle Monaghan at her real-life wedding! Luke Bracey was 25 when filming this and Liana Liberato was 19. Every dress (except the last) that the character of Amanda wears (even as an adult) has an open back. This is the second Nicholas Sparks film involving James Marsden. The first being The Notebook wherein he portrayed Lon Hammond. The house where Tuck lives is the same house where Beth, her son, and grandmother, lived in the movie The Lucky One (2012).

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Movie

**The big Fish **

plot Synopsis

When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father's tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.

Genre

fantasy-romantic

Fun Facts

Billy Redden. The man playing banjo on the porch as Edward Bloom enters the town of Spectre is the same person who famously played "Dueling Banjos" with actor Ronnie Cox in "Deliverance" nearly 50 years before. Billy Redden was 16 years old and living in Rabun County, Ga., when he was chosen for the role of "Banjo Boy" in the disturbing film and didn't appear in another movie until his brief scene in "Big Fish."

Destiny "Miley" Cyrus. Yep, this was the first film role for 8-year-old Destiny Cyrus, who would soon become known to the world as "Miley," the nickname was given to her by her dad Billy Ray. Destiny played Ruthie, a childhood friend of Edward Bloom.

Loudon Wainwright III. Although you know him in this film as Beamen, the shoeless, square-dancing, pie-eating mayor of Spectre, Loudon Wainwright III began his career in the 1960s as a folk singer and one of his biggest hits was the novelty song "Dead Skunk (in the middle of the Road)." Since then he's had roles in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Knocked Up" and the TV show "Parks and Recreation" as Barry.

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