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Heart ripped out of chest heartbreak
on April 13, 2015
I wish I could say to Nicholas Sparks, "You should be ashamed of yourself, making me ball like that!" Talk about yanking at the heart strings, with this story he tears the heart right out of the chest and stomps on it on the ground. To be fair to the author, I haven't read the book, but I imagine it is just as heart-wrenching as this love story that blindsides you... I just didn't see it coming, what happened, but won't say more in case you do not know the story yet. I thought I was signed up for a nice, light-hearted romantic comedy. Then again, this is a Nicholas Sparks story, so that was not the smartest assumption on my part. I do love most of Nicholas Sparks' works. Although this was well acted, I regretted watching it, feeling emotional and weepy the rest of the weekend. Real life is painful enough. If you are not sentimental, you probably will be fine without feeling too emotional and crying if you choose to watch the film.