A Walk To Remember

A Walk lớn Remember ReviewNicholas Sparks is one of the most successful mainstream writers of romance alive today. Not only are his novels always atop a bestseller list, but since the late 1990’s, almost every Nicholas Sparks novel is bound to get the Hollywood treatment – and for good reason.

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While the recipe has become well known, the charm và romance synonymous with his novels make hordes return for more of the same experience.

While some might argue that Message in a Bottle (his first film adaptation) was what brought him to the attention of a wider audience, for me at least it was A Walk lớn Remember. The success of this film paved the way for the quintessential Nicolas Sparks lãng mạn drama, The Notebook.

Find Out Who You Are and Do It On Purpose

A Walk to lớn Remember is the coming of age story of Landon Carter (Shane West), an aimless youth with a cpu on his shoulder. When a prank goes awry, Landon is forced to atone for his sins by attending after-school activities that serve the broader community in a small town in North Carolina. Here Landon meets Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore), the perceived school prude & local minister’s daughter. Jamie is an intellectual, but she is also kind và generous khổng lồ a fault. Her outlook on life both baffles and exasperates Landon who over time is less forced & more voluntary in his interactions with her.

You’re Jamie Sullivan. You sit at lunch table 7. Which isn’t exactly the reject table, but is definitely in self exile territory. You have exactly one sweater. You lượt thích to look at your feet when you walk. Oh, oh, và yeah, for fun, you lượt thích to tutor on weekends và hang out with the cool kids from “Stars & Planets.”

When during a school play it’s obvious that Landon & Jamie are drawing closer, family and friends of both teenagers attempt lớn pull the unlikely pair apart. Landon is an experienced jock & Jamie has essentially never been kissed. Yep, the bad boy falls for the innocent trope is flashing in neon signs!

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However, despite the tensions their budding romance causes for their detractors, Jamie and Landon seem to lớn prove that opposites attract. Through her spiritual belief system and her outlook on life, Landon begins khổng lồ see the world for its possibilities. While he becomes a better person, this puts him at odds with friends he has known his entire life. But the hope of young love is threatened by a secret Jamie eventually reveals which threatens their future happiness.

You Have khổng lồ Promise You Won’t Fall In Love With Me

Mandy Moore has become a sensation due lớn her leading role in This is Us. Before this success, however, she had dreams of being a pop star. In the late ’90’s, Mandy had a string of hits before turning her attention to lớn acting. A Walk khổng lồ Remember is her first major starring role and she is arguably the best part of the film. Wide-eyed và innocent, she is quietly intelligent và refreshing to watch. While it’s a tough job to try & make Moore look plain, the production succeeds in framing her as the unlikely love interest of the school’s most popular bad boy. She has a quiet charm và guilelessness that works for both the character và the story.

Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful.

Shane West, the heartthrob Eli Sammler from Once and Again, is acceptably broody. Landon has an attitude & a carelessness at the beginning of the film that erodes as his life philosophy is challenged.

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Unfortunately, there is nothing original about either Jamie or Landon, but if you remember this film from your first viewing of it many years ago, its charm manages khổng lồ win against the clichéd tropes & improbable scenarios. Mandy và Shane also have nice chemistry, though relatively miễn phí of any overtly sexual material. The raciest dialogue comes from Jamie’s query, “Are you trying khổng lồ seduce me?” lớn which Landon replies, “are you seducible?” It’s all very respectful & benign.

Daryl Hannah, Peter Coyote and a young Lauren German also star as parents and the obligatory rejected love interest in turn. Unfortunately, the expanded cast have nothing much to do & generally fall into the stereotypical boxes ascribed to them.

Our Love Is like The Wind. I Can’t See It, But I Can Feel It

A Walk lớn Remember has nothing exceptional lớn recommend it. It’s the film that garnered enough praise at the time lớn enable Nicholas Sparks to ink a khuyễn mãi giảm giá that would give the world The Notebook. Despite its middling storyline, the film does try to explore the consequences of peer pressure, standing up for yourself as well as holding true lớn your beliefs. Jamie is a principled character who lives her religious convictions. While Landon doesn’t initially hold lớn the same principles, the film highlights his respect for her values.

Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope và the long journey ahead.

Surprisingly, A Walk lớn Remember also has a few genuine moments that tug at the heartstrings. While the film isn’t incredibly deep, it wades into the emotional with relative ease and certainly hit me in the feels quite a few times.

While it might not seem like it, I enjoyed A Walk lớn Remember when I first saw it & it’s still one of my favourite Nicholas Sparks adaptations. Its a love story from a simpler time with quite a few classic thắm thiết tropes that seriously work!A Walk khổng lồ Remember also has a great soundtrack! Mandy Moore contributes at least three tracks, including Only Hope, performed as part of Jamie’s transformative scene in the school play. Switchfoot’s incredible ballad Dare You lớn Move is also a highlight.

Where to lớn Watch: A Walk to Remember is available for sale or to lớn watch on Amazon


Content Note: A Walk to Remember is rated PG for thematic elements, language và some sensual material.

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