The Choice

Synopsis: In a small coastal town, the veterinarian Travis Shaw works with his father Shep and is very close to his beloved sister Steph. Travis is very successful with the women and dates Monica every now and then. When the resident Gabby Holland moves to the next door house, she initially believes he is a pretentious man. But when her boyfriend Ryan MacCarthy, who is fellow doctor in the same hospital where she works, needs to travel to another city, Gabby and Travis have a relationship and fall in love with each other. Out of the blue, Ryan returns and proposes to marry her. Now Gabby has to make a choice between her two loves.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ross Katz
Production: Lionsgate Films
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min


[man] Now, pay attention,

'cause I'm about to tell you

the secret to life.

You ready?

The whole damn thing

is about decisions,

time, seemingly

insignificant decisions

that clear the road

for monster truck life-altering ones.

You see, every path you take

leads to another choice,

and some choices

can change everything.

Every damn moment of the rest

of your fife hangs on them.

And, boy, do I got

a choice I got to make.

[woman on PA] Dr. Fulton, please call

the admitting office at 325.

Are those for someone special?

Someone who deserves

the stars and the moon.

All I got

are these damn flowers.

- I'm just here to talk to her.

- You go right ahead, Travis.

If that's what you need.

If that will help.

[woman on PA]

PA Thompson to birthing center.

PA Thompson to birthing center.

Too easy on me, Ryan.

You're loo hard on you, Travis.

[rock music playing]


Threw away

your greatest hits

You left them here

the day you split

Bass guitar

and Shaggs CD

Well, they don't mean

that much to me right now

I'm going through

your things...

See that dog right there?

They were bred to protect

the Arctic villagers

from bear and wolf attacks.

You are so full of crap.

You kiss your mama

with that pottymouth?

I don't know how he does it.

What do you mean?

It's his gift.

You know all about Star Wars

and Travis is good

with the ladies.

We're all dealt a hand.

Them dogs live in the tundra.

They don't swim in the water.

You couldn't get

that dog in the water

for an F-150

full of Milk-Bones

driven by Lassie

wearing a two-piece,

even if it's a little

gold one like that.

So you're saying this dog

fights bears and wolves,

but he's afraid of the water.

I see what you're doing.

You're sassing me,

and that's just 'cause you like me.

That's schoolyard 101.

It happens all the time.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

Need I remind you,

I let you take Marcie Hoffman

to the Azalea Fest

in seventh grade'?

- You let me'? Ha!

- I let you.

Would you two shut up

and help me down'?

Or would you prefer to watch me slip

and crack my skull?

Oh, excuse me.

Look who's sassypants.

You keep that up, there's liable to be

some hair-pulling around here.

Hey, Travis.

Hiya, Monica.

Excuse me, ladies.

You got time to grab a beer

before y'all take off?

Well, I got to get

these knuckleheads home.

Just one quick beer.

It'll be really fast, I promise.

All right.

[Travis] I don 'I think

you and I have ever had just one.

- Bye, boys.

- Bye, Monica.

She's back.

Just like a boomerang.


Don't you start.

Can I just say one thing?

If that one thing

is "boomerang,"

I'm going to tie an anchor to your nuts

and throw it overboard.

- Boomerang!

- [hisses]


[children laughing and shouting]

. Hey!

- Hey, hey!


- Hey, hey!

- Hi!

Look alive, fellas.

Here come your wives.

Y'all better start talking.

We were about

to call the Coast Guard.

We got into some mackerel

about three miles out.

They were jumping in the boat.

- Uh-huh.

- Price tag, bro.

Come on, kids.

Let's go.

Guarantee they've been

at Dockside since noon.

Eh, more fun to let them think

they're getting

away with something.

[children giggling]

[classical music

playing on stereo]

- [chattering]

- [rock music playing on stereo]

- Mobe!

- Where is that damn dog?



- [Moby barking]

- [music and chatter continues]


This looks great, Travis. Thank you.

You're welcome!


See what he does to me?


Someone bring me a plate.

Y'all just have a good time.

Just kiss on each other

and just laugh it up.

I'll just be slaving away over here

over the grill like Cinderella.


Hey, turn up the music!

[shouting and laughing]

[classical music playing on stereo]


Your burgers are burnt.

I'm not cutting down

that damn tree!



I grilled-Y'all are cleaning.

Buy, get out of there.

Fish guts gonna make you sick.

- [woman] Good night.

- Good night.

- [woman 2] Night, Travis.

- Night-.

Put this on.

Put this on.

[classical music

playing on stereo]


Hey, Molly.

Do you know

how many Nets of mood

the circulatory system

processes per day on average?


Oh, my God! Twenty! That's right!

Good girl.

You got that right.

Oh, Mol.

How you feeling, honey?

Swollen nipples,

distended abdomen, lethargic behavior.

Oh, my God,

this isn't happening.


This is like

Dirty Dancing all over again.

[rock music playing on stereo]

Oh! No, he did not!

Bam-ba-lam, she said,

"I'm worried outta my mind"


the damn thing gone blind...

Excuse me. Hello!

Yeah, hi. Hello.

[music stops]

Sorry. Um, music's a little loud-

I didn't hear you.

Yes, it was.

It is so loud...

Hey, you're my new neighbor,

aren't you?

I've seen you

over there watching me.

- Watching you?

- Yeah.

Oh, my God. Wow.

I was not watching you.

You live 100 yards away.

Where am I supposed to look?

I'm just kidding with you.

I'm just playing.

- That is funny.

- What do you say we start over?

Uh, why don't you have a seat...

I do not want a seat,

thank you..

- Would you like a beer?

- I'm fine.

Come on, have a beer.

We got, uh...

I do not want that.

Thank you.

All right.

Well, I'm Travis.

And the rug there, that's Moby.

- Yeah.

- And, um...

I think this is the point

in the conversation

where you tell me your name.

Oh, you do, do you?

Well, no.


Uh, all right.

Fine. Um... you know,

there's a certain type of woman

that usually shows up

here after 10:

She's wearing

ratty sweatpants, no makeup,

and she's usually

only after one thing.

Oh, my God.

Are you implying

I'm here for sex?

- You are, aren't you?

- Oh, my God.

I'm kidding, I'm kidding.

I'm kidding, I'm kidding.

Could you be any more obnoxious?

- Lady, you have no idea.

- Lady! Stop calling me "lady".

- Then tell me your name.

- It is Gabby.

Hello, Gabby.

Welcome to the neighborhood.

What are you so angry about'?

I am angry

about Molly's nipples.

Your stinky-ass dog took advantage

of my sweet little girl.

Now her nipples are swollen

and she's gained 15 pounds.

She will not get out of bed,

and you play

your music too loud!

So you're saying

that Moby there knocked up your dog?

Oh, I know Moby there

knocked up my dog.

He wanders the neighborhood

day and night unsupervised.

He has been wearing her down

since the moment that we moved in.

- Wearing her down?

- That's right. You're responsible.

That's right, this is my fault.

It's all my fault.

I take full responsibility.

I've talked to him so many times

about using protection.

Don't patronize me.

- Oh, my God, you are...

- I'm sorry,

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

Look, you're right.

This is serious.

This is serious.

Um, how long do we have?

I mean, how far along is she?

Oh, God.

This is so funny to you.

It's a little funny, yeah.

Well, I'm not exactly sure,

because I haven't

taken her to the vet yet.

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