The Best of Me

Synopsis: Amanda and Dawson are soul mates who met as teens and were from different backgrounds. But circumstances would force them to part ways. 20 years later they are brought back together by the passing of a mutual friend. So they go back home to fulfill his final wishes and they run into each other. While Amanda is married, albeit unhappily, she still has feelings for Dawson but can't forgive him for pushing her away.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Michael Hoffman
Production: Relativity Media
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

All hands on deck.

Be advised.

All good. All good.

How'd you pull that off, Cole'?

Just a roughneck who got lucky.

I see that.

Hey, Mom. What are you doing?

Thinking. Avoiding the dishes...

- Nice out.

- Ifs beautiful.

Yeah, it is.

How are you doing?

Just thinking about next fall.

About leaving.

What's gonna happen to me.

Just the rest of my life. No big deal.

You know, there are whole civilizations

that used to believe

they could see their destiny

in the stars.

You feel that kick?

Mom, are you OK'?

Man that ramp!

Blowout preventer!

Hit the blowout preventer!

Hey, buddy! Hey, come here.

We're gonna get you out of here.

Hey! Hey!

Get him up the deck.


That's an...

You're the company's

hero, Mr. Cole.

Those two men you saved

are gonna bejust fine.

If your vitals stay stable,

you can go home tonight.

It's incredible. You were in the

water almost four hours.

No evidence of hypothermia.

The fall alone should have killed you.

It's a miracle

that you're alive, Mr. Cole.

There's just no other

word for it.

Is there anyone we can call

to come get you or...?

Uh, no. l'm good.

When I was young,

I looked for a shape to things.

A reason or a design.

So much of what happened to me,

though, felt like an accident.

So I guess I lost faith

in all that.

When I survived my fall,

I began to wonder

if there wasn't some purpose to

my life.

Maybe I was on a

destined path...

maven if I couldn't

see it yet.

G0, go, go, go, go!

You're looking good

in there, Michael Phelps.

Hey, hey, have you

decided on a major yet?

- Not really.

- He's thinking about finance.

- What?

- I didn't say anything.

Look, it's tough out there

and it's getting tougher.

Finance makes the most sense.

- Whoa, whoa, whoa, grab me a Bud?

- Yeah.

All I said was he's thinking

about it.


You know, Pop, honestly the only thing

l'm thinking about is the beach

and what girls on the beach will

or will not be wearing this summer.

- Reynolds' residence.

- MAN." Amanda Collier, please.

Amanda Reynolds now,

but Amanda Collier.

Yeah, you found her.


my name is Morgan Dupree

and I'm the estate attorney

for Tuck Hostetler.

Oh, God.

- Hello?

- Dawson Cole, please.

Yeah, this is he.

My name is Morgan Dupree.

I'm the estate attorney

for Tuck Hostetler.

I'm afraid I have some bad news.

Mr. Hostetler died

in his sleep last night.

He was 92.

Look, I'm sorry about

your friend. I really am.

But we've got stuff

going on here.

I got to be at Tulane on Saturday

for the Sigma Nu thing.

Monday night we've got the dinner

with the guy from Chase and his wife.

Next time someone I know dies,

I'll call your secretary first.

L'm sorry.




Hey, Amanda.


Man, l'm sorry l'm all

messed up.

How did you find out'?

I got a call from a lawyer.

Something in Tuck's will.

I'm supposed to meet

with him tomorrow.

- 10:

- Yeah.

- Yeah, me too.

- Oh.

It's been a longtime.

Twenty years.

Well, 21, but I mean,

who's counting?

You look amazing.

I gotta go. I'm late.

Meeting my mom.

l'm gonna meet her.

- Oh, all right.

- At her house.


- Good to see you.

- Yeah, you too.

- L'll see you tomorrow.

- Tomorrow?

- Yeah, the lawyer.

- The lawyer.

It's 10:

That's right. OK.

"All I Want")

Hey, Dawson.

Hey, Dawson?

- Foods here.

- Thanks, April.

- How you feeling?

- She was throwing up a lot.

But l'm not now, so that's good.

- She's so preity.

- She sure is.

You OK'?

It's going to be tough, but...

her parents are really good to us.

They don't judge us.

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