[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…
I didn't find A Walk to Remember to be either charming or romantic as some people do, but just dumb, as well as its characters. The "romance" feels forced, not natural. and it's also a very predictable movie.
"Without suffering, there would be no compassion." This nice quote, inspired by the philosophy of yin and yang, essentially serves as the thesis for this film. It's a classic "bad boy falls for the good girl and starts to change his ways." I'm usually not too stern when it comes to movies that are basically recycling familiar narratives, so long as they bring something unique to it. And to this film's credit, it does have some nice moments. Shane West, who plays the lead character Landon, does a good job in his role as the "good boy". However, it's when he plays the "bad boy" and everything that has to do with this part of his character that really drags…
For a romantic movie, this Mandy Moore drama was very enjoyable. This was a movie that took you for a ride.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Landon: I'm sorry she never got her miracle.
Reverend Sullivan: She did. It was you.
Horrible!! Good girl Mandy Moore falls in love with the bad boy, tells him she has leukemia, they get married and dies. Masterpiece!!!!!!
Not once did she look sick even in the hospital she was all rosy cheeked!! She also kept doing this awful expression.
I watched this and Fifty Shades of Grey in a span of about 72 hours. I nominate myself for Boyfriend of the Year.
An average teen romance flick. Mandy Moore was surprisingly good. Shane West was predictably predictable, which means, yeah, he was totally cool. It's worth a look but only if you're curious. The film is heavy on the Christian themes and there is nothing new to see here.
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.
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING