“The Best of Me”: The worst of Nicholas Sparks

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“The Best of Me” opens Friday at Point, Eastgate and Star Cinemas. PG-13, 1:59, one star out of four.

I never thought a movie would make me long for the gritty realism of “The Notebook,” but “The Best of Me” certainly achieves that. It’s yet another adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, which holds steady to a level of sugary mediocrity before taking a nosedive into the laughably bad in the final half hour.

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