The best-seller by sentimental novelist Nicholas Sparks becomes this teen melodrama set in a coastal North Carolina port. Cocky, popular high school student Landon Carter (Shane West) is the big man on campus at Beaufort High School until a hazing incident leaves a fellow student paralyzed. Sentenced to community service and membership in his school's drama club, Landon is forced to seek help from Jamie Sullivan (pop singer Mandy Moore), the conservative, religious, plain-Jane daughter of the town's Baptist minister (Peter Coyote). When the two students begin to fall in love, Landon struggles with the drop in popularity that his new friendship brings, while Jamie is forced to deal with her strict father and a secret that she's keeping from her schoolmates. A Walk to Remember, which co-stars Daryl Hannah, is the second of Sparks's novels to make it to the big screen after Message in a Bottle (1999). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
This movie is excellent. Excellent acting and plot. The plot is linear, moving forward moment by moment. True love is shown. Purity is seen by no premarital sex (though a little awkward at the beginning). A great transformation is seen in the guy--transformed from a selfish kid to a loving adult. He repents of his former ways and is fully devoted to the girl everyone else turns away from. I've watched it about 10 times. It's one to own.
This is a sentimental tear jerker movie to be sure...and teenage girls should be crazy about this movie. But, there is more to it than that. There are several lessons here that, if taken to heart, could do the young people of today a world of good! There are more important things in life that being in the "popular group". A person should decide what he or she wants out of life and work towards those goals. There is something or someone greater than ourselves at work in this universe. Be kind to one another. And so forth..... It is a sweet coming-of age movie and certainly appropriat for all ages.
The only reason I rented this movie is because I LOVED "The Notebook" and they are both based on books by the same author. However, this one doesn't even come close to being in the same league. The characters are completely one-dimensional and the plot is simply too contrived to be believable. The scenes where no-talent Mandy Moore is clearly lip-synching when she's supposed to be singing with the church choir and in the school play are particularly bad. Just okay overall, but if you want to see a GREAT love story with a REAL tearjerker ending, rent "The Notebook" instead.
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This is a real tear jerker so have your tissues ready. It was a little weird at the beginning, but it's awesome that a selfish, self-centered kid can change and have compassion for a girl everyone is making fun of. It truly shows that a kid doesn't have to be with the "in crowd" to fit in.
this is a wonderful movie i fell in love with it the first time i saw it they should make more movies like this these days but they dont.Anyone who hsnt seen i highly recommend this movie to watch. If your looking for a movie to watch when your with you love you should get this one definently!!!
This was a great movie. So touching, so deep, great message. I ordered this movie after I read the book, and I actually found the movie to make me cry unlike the book, I don't know why. The movie is much different than the book, but it is amazing. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who's looking for a great love story, and a good cry too!