By the title of the movie, you probably think that this is some standard Nicholas Sparks novel where the girl and the boy overcome all the odds to be together. Well, let me just start this off by saying that this movie is far from ordinary.
This new film that was released on Jan. 19 is, in better words, a realistic romance. Although most people don't run off and become country stars, you've heard more stories about people leaving town for a couple years and then returning to rekindle love with their old high school sweetheart.
And, yes, that phrase makes it seem like another cliche love story that has been told 1,000 times, but this is more than boy meets girl, breaks girls heart and then comes back to mend it.
It's a story about family.
It's a story about friendship.
It's a story about heartbreak.
It's a story about finding your way.
Liam Page, the male lead in the film, ran away from the love of his life on their wedding day and killed himself for it each day with alcohol and whatever hot blonde was in the front row of every show. It took a major life trauma (not going to spoil it) to make him realize it was time to go back to his roots.
And where were those roots? In the hometown where his ex-fiance was, and little to Page's knowledge, a huge surprise waiting for him.
Whether you've been in love before or hate the concept of it completely, this film will hit you. This is coming from a person who has only ever cried during "Marley and Me" (because who wouldn't) but now has another movie to add to the list.
Although there is a lot of country music in this movie (by a lot, I mean the whole thing), this is a movie that will make you realize that even if you're lost right now, you'll always find your way home.