Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice

Samantha Higgins

Anyone who has seen The Notebook has probably fallen in love with Nicholas Sparks. He is known for his unbelievable ability to capture our hearts as he portrays an amazing love story, usually always including some form of tragedy somewhere in there. As an avid Nicholas Sparks fan, I have read the books, seen all the moves and was anxiously waiting to see The Choice when it came out this year.

Starring Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer as the main characters Travis and Gabby, begins as Gabby moves in next door to Travis. Both of them are in other relationships at the time, but that doesn’t stop fate as they undoubtedly fall in love.

A scene from The Choice (Variety photo)
A scene from The Choice
(Variety photo)

They are faced with a problem when Gabby’s boyfriend at the time, Ryan (Tom Welling), returns and proposes, unaware of his girlfriend’s newfound love for her neighbor.

After Gabby makes a choice to be with Travis instead, the movie shows them seven years later. Gabby is in the hospital, in a coma after a horrible car accident, and Travis needs to make a choice regarding her care.

Overall, it wasn’t a bad movie; it was successful in making my boyfriend cry, which makes it well worth it, just because that is a rarity. It’s a beautiful story, but the book, as usual, was better. If I was given the choice, I would recommend just waiting for it to come out on DVD or Netflix.