Nicholas Sparks’s novel about an oil rig worker who survives a near death experience, returns to his hometown and reconnects with a past love gets a by the book adaptation from director Michael Hoffman. Borrowing a technique used in The Notebook, James Marsden plays the older version of the male lead, while Luke Bracey holds down the fort as the younger take on the same character. The two men look nothing alike, but that’s the least of this movie’s problems…