showing date: 5/1/2012
"how can I explain something that I don't understand in the very first place"
-Logan explaining to Beth
" you deserve to be kissed and hugged every day,every moment ,every second of each day"
-Logan comforting Beth
They have justified the things that were hard to understand in the novel.Honestly,I kinda like the movie version because it has a lighter mood as compared to the novel which is a full drama.It was a beautiful movie twisted with intense secrets and emotions.It was a combination of romance and drama and a little bit of comedy.
They also removed the part where Logan called her Elizabeth which is kinda cute and sweet.(it reminds me of mom).They also didn't include the part why Drake has Beth picture with him always.Another difference was at first,Beth had dislike Logan's presence in their house while in the book,they became good friends immidiately.
But they added a very good twist by making Nana's role as funny as possible.
In the movie,they started by highlighting Logan's life in Iraq as compared in the book where it started with a stranger drifting in a small town.They had actually removed that part in the movie and I think,it would be great if they didn't.It was a story about deceit,pleasure and love in the most complicated way.They also removed the part where Logan had a confrontation with Clayton.
They also made slight changes like how Beth went home after she had challenged Clayton to stay out of her life as she was done with him treating her like a s****.
She went home,found Logan washing and they did it there.Right in the bathroom.It was fierced and I think the director has to do it that way to attract audience as we all know,most would care about that part rather than the story.
But it was an opportunity for Efron to embrace more matured roles ,a totally different one as compared to his previous roles during HSM.There were intense feelings involved like the movie is all about family,sex,love as opposed to Efron's previous role as a sweet high schooler.
I noticed though that recently, most of the leading roles to Nicolas Sparks inspired movies were out breaks young stars to assume a more matured role.I think it is to leave the disney image and embrace a more mature role.It's like saying "hey,I'm done with those kiddie stuff,it's about time to grow up" .Look at Mandy Moore on "A walk To Remember" .That was her first matured role ever, her portal to embracing more matured roles.It also goes with Miley Cyrus who left her Disney image behind and embraced her matured role as a rebel teenager in the movie "The Last Song".And now,here comes Efron.I don't know if they do the same thing with the novel "The best of Me".And so with the movie "Dear John" where Channing Tattum ,a promising young actor was given the role .
Over all,I won't say much to this since I have my full review in my book review section.even if a lot felt like it was just a parody of "The Notebook" and the other books he made, I just felt it's always brand new each time.And I'm literary inlove to the writings of Nicolas Sparks and I won't exchange his story over to any other writters than him and him alone.He captivated my heart and interest when it comes to romance and it was always beautiful I think.