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'The Choice' story falls way short compared with other Nicholas Sparks adaptations

'The Choice' story falls way short compared with other Nicholas Sparks adaptations

"The Choice" is the 11th feature film to be adapted from a novel by bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. They should have stopped at No. 10.

An inauspicious first production for Sparks' nascent film company, "The Choice" stretches a first act's worth of low-concept romantic dramedy into two acts, then tacks on a tragic third act to create the movie's raison d'etre. No spoilers here about said third act except to report it feels interminable.

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