[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
A Walk to Remember
She didn't belong. She was misunderstood. And she would change him forever.
When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.
Though wholesome, the Mandy Moore vehicle A Walk to Remember is also bland and oppressively syrupy.
It's the typical romance film with its clichés and predictability, but A Walk To Remember really builds up into something so emotionally powerful that admittedly did have me in tears. The performances are wonderful and you can really see how these characters blossom and evolve throughout the film. But really, adding on to what I said before, the film didn't have anything new to offer in terms of story.
"Our love is like the wind - I can't see it, but I can feel it."
Real feel-good movie, but be prepared to shed a few.
"Mama, Jamie has faith in me, you know? She makes me want to be different, better." — Landon
And if we lack faith in ourselves, a little from others can save us.
You know, I remember watching an interview with Hitchcock today where Hitchcock was talking about the difference between content and style (or something like that). Content is basically the thing itself -- the story in and of itself; style is how you handle the content. You can have fantastic content, but if your style is flat and uninspired, the content leaves no impact. You can also have mediocre content, but fantastic style can elevate that to something much more powerful. A Walk to Remember, unfortunately, excels neither in content nor in substance. There may be a touching story to be told here, but it's being told in the wrong way. A very flat, bland, uninspired movie that leaves you disappointed not because it's bad -- but rather because it might actually be decent had it been given a proper treatment.
After making Joey's Favorites, I brought Nicholas Sparks' A Walk to Remember with me to bed, and reread the entire thing before falling asleep.
I've known A Walk to Remember since first movie-released in '02, and as it inspired an everlasting love for Mandy Moore, it's remembered more fondly than deserved. Not until last year did I ever read the source-material, and back then I concluded both the novel and the movie was flawed, in different ways.
Upon revisiting the novel and the movie within the last day, my opinion hasn't changed. The novel is helped along by a nice amusing tone throughout the first half, and the Jamie Sullivan described there is nothing short of a saint. A saint…
Yes, there are rare occasions when this lifelong bookworm enjoys a film more than the book it’s based on. Nicholas Sparks's novel was a nice read to me overall, but it didn’t have a profound, lasting impact on me like the film did and does.
Shane West and Mandy Moore really add compelling flesh and blood to Landon and Jamie, and I usually have a tear or two during a few scenes in the movie, including the Spring Play when Jamie sings “Only Hope.”
My corresponding reading: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks.
Such a waste of time! It must have been named ''The Cliche'' or ''How to Pretend Like Being Christian and Falling in Love at the Same Time''
I hate when people make noise in movies theaters, but this is one film where I fondly remember being surrounded by sobbing girls and their mothers and not being able to control my laughter at the absurdity I saw onscreen. My friends and I felt terrible for laughing out loud at something that appeared to be so meaningful to everyone else in the theater, but it also felt exhilarating. The story and script are so contrived and take themselves so seriously that it seemed like a parody. This film succeeds in pleasing both viewers who take it on its face, and more cynical viewers who enjoy it as farce. Many great lines, too.
this is what the fault in our stars is trying to be, right
Once again, a seemingly superficial and cliché movie has surprised me. What started as a typical teen movie turned into a sweet film with plentiful messages on love, religion, trust, and life. I couldn't stand the characters at the beginning- both annoyed me. However, as I learned more about them and they began to change for the better under each other's influence, I began to root for them. The skillful acting is a big part of what makes this movie better than others in its generic genre.
One of those movies that I can watch again without feeling like it's no longer beautiful. I feel like I've memorized the lines already, too, lol
This movie was recommended to me recently as a new Love Story, but after watching it I have to say that this coming-of-age teen romantic melodrama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks, was a big disappointment. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, and was directed by Adam Shankman.
The story in the novel is set in the 1950s while the film is set in 1998, and it starts with a prank from a group of "cool" teenagers on a fellow high-school student, Clay Gephardt. Everything goes wrong; the student finishes in a hospital with serious injuries, and popular but rebellious Landon Carter (Shane West) is threatened with expulsion. His punishment is…
An utterly clichéd high-school romance featuring a rebellious guy and an angelic girl.
It's about as subtle as a sledgehammer, not helped by pulling two ridiculous Joker cards out of the pack in the second half of the film.
I can see where the appeal is, and it's not completely awful, but this is teen twaddle at it's finest.
I remember watching this in 2002 and having no idea why everyone was crying at the ending. Having grown up I now understand why.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING