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A walk to remember is simply amazing movie.Artistically it is not a brilliant movie.It is not a movie with performances that are going to constitute landmarks in the history of acting or something that has high- end special effects.It is a simple movie that has brilliant performance by Shane West & Mandy Moore.Mandy Moore is specially too good in the movie.It is one of her best till date.The film brings too much sadness but I don't think people would have disliked it.Despite the sadness,AWTR inevitably brings innocence, sweetness, optimism and faith in life and love and the ability of every single person for change.The movie is an adaption of a book that brings out the message quite clearly, beautifully, and optimistically.I have never read the book but I have watched this movie repeatedly umpteen times and will continue to watch it.And I'm sure I'll never get bored of this beautiful move.People who have not watched this movie are seriously missing on something truly amazing.
A Walk To Remember is a great romantic movie. This movie is about true
love, intimacy and companionship. It is something about living together
even in the worst times imaginable.
Shane west and Mandy Moore has done wonderful job in the film. Both are amazing in Landon and Jamie.
I will give this movie 10 out of 10 as it deserves it. Go watch it and i am sure you will love it. Have tissue papers ready with you before watching.
The movie is out in 720p too!
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I first saw this movie when it first came out in 2002. I was about six
or seven at the time and didn't think much of it. I'm now 15 and
watched it again several months ago. Wow. I sobbed. Landon Carter is
one of the most complex characters I've ever seen.From the very
beginning,when he tries to save Clay, we can see that he is not a bad
guy. Even the principal sees this, when assigning his carefully- chosen
punishment.Landon is a follower, he tries to be tough, he wants to be
thought of as bad...but he is in no way a bad guy. Jamie puts it best
when she says early in the film, "You like school because you're
popular and you know you'll never be on top again." He has so many
layers. The scenes between him and his dad leave me a mess.
The theme of faith and what it truly means to be a Christian is the one that chokes me up each and every time. A preacher's daughter, Jamie's strong belief in Christ is what carries her through everything. Landon goes to church because he is forced to, (probably so his mom can make a social statement), and even through all they go through together, his faith is never as strong as hers. Their beautiful relationship despite the differences in belief is so poignant. Also, Christ was not judgmental and would've never wanted any of His children to be...Yet even Jamie's dad, a pastor, judges and stereotypes Landon.
The music is fantastically chosen, and I find myself listening to the soundtrack on an almost-daily basis.
I've seen the movie more than a dozen times now, and I reflect on something different. Each character is unique and carefully developed. Eric, Belinda, Rev. Sullivan, and Landon's parents are sub-characters that help build the story and the depth in the main characters.
The romantic relationship itself is only a piece of the beautiful work. They are loving, they are sensual, but not sexual. They're wise beyond their years, yet angst-y and silly.
Some things do cross my mind: -I wish we knew just a little more background between Landon and Jamie.They're too comfortable with each other from the get-go (on the bus, asking for a ride)...Were they friends as kids? -Doesn't Jamie's father feel cheated of time with Jamie? -I think Landon changes a little too fast...then again, maybe not--we never get a clear picture of time. -On a similar note, the relationship progresses a bit too quickly in my opinion.
In conclusion, I LOVE THIS MOVIE. I laugh. I cry. I pray. I reflect on many, many aspects of my life as I feel I grow up with Landon, Jamie and everyone else.
PS- if you like the movie, DON'T read the book. I got it thinking I would like it. I'm an avid reader and writer, and almost always prefer books to movies. Not this time. The major themes and characters I love so much were lost, and it bored me to tears.
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A word to the wise; if you're going to make an emotionally manipulative
film you should probably make the story, or at the very least the
actors convincing. "A Walk to Remember" concerns itself with the
uncompromising love of two teenagers Landon (Shane West) and Jamie
(Mandy Moore). Because at that age all love was uncompromising. Landon,
a preppy jock who hangs with the popular crowd gets in trouble with the
law and as punishment has to join the drama club...cause that happens.
There he struggles but is helped by the bland and boring Jamie who
Landon and his friends used to make fun of. She confides in him and
tells him she has a list of things she wants to do in life. From there
blossoms a romance to the bereavement of Jamie's minister father (Peter
The book written by Nicholas Sparks set the story in the 50's but the film version tries to transplant the story into the 2000s. What results is a film whose values and aw-shucks-ness is dated upon arrival. The director and writer seem to have never set foot in a high school and as a result feel the need to populate the screen with as many pretty looking 20-year-olds as they possibly can. The ensemble is complete with Mandy Moore's unconvincing frumpyness, "popular" kids who have nothing better to do than belittle others, and a token black guy who calls everyone "bro." Shane West can't act his way out of a paper bag and the eventual story resolution is just outlandish and silly. I wish everyone looked like Mandy Moore when diagnosed with leukemia. Shouldn't she be, I don't know, losing hair, losing weight, getting pale, throwing up etc.? It's one thing to embrace a socially conservative viewpoint like this film does, but its another thing entirely to gloss over or ignore certain realities. You seriously want the audience to believe pretty boy Landon rarely saw Jamie in a sexual light? Female audience members certainly saw Landon that way thus one of the few reasons this film has ever been popular.
Had this unconscionably bland movie been forgotten as it should have been, I may have been more forgiving in my judgment of it. But with a perplexing rating of 7.1 and an enthusiastic following, I simply had to knock it down a peg or two.
I've wanted to watch this movie ever since it came out, and one night
this past weekend, it happened to be on. I. LOVED. This movie! Shane
West is not only addictively attractive, but an amazing actor. Every
emotion, every thought, every word and action is put forth in perfect
detail. Mandy Moore is adorable, as well, and the chemistry between
Shane and Mandy worked really well. The romance was perfect. It took my
breath away. What a beautiful film - and perfect for all ages, too (no
scenes rated more than PG, at least in the one I saw on TV). I
definitely recommend. = )
Also, as a side note, I've read the book, and honestly I liked the movie version better. Now, I realize other people may feel differently, but there's something so captivating about a love story you can see and hear. This movie does an amazing job of bringing love and romance to life. Truly a captivating and inspiring story and film.
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this was a good movie but..... unfortunately it is almost nothing like
the book....in the movie Landon is a bad boy but not in the book the
worst thing he does in the book is eat peanuts in the graveyard and
Jammie (Mandy Moore) looks the part OK but they are barley even the
same person...also the book takes place fall and winter 1958 and 59.
please Mr. Sparks have this movie remade and keep it true to the
if you are looking for a movie that will stir your emotions this may be up your ally
all in all a good movie though
hope this helped, Charles
The first time I watched this movie I rented it from the local video store many years ago. I remember it leaving me with a deep connection to the movie and the characters (especially Jamie and Landon). Mandy Moore and Shane West did such a wonderful job of this and they should be very proud. I had the opportunity to re-watch it recently and it brought back the same wonderful feelings I had when I first watched it (hence my first IMDb movie review). I look forward to watching it again and again. I have put the movie soundtrack on my portable media player and each song brings on a different emotion related to the movie. I remember seeing an interview where Mandy Moore said she didn't like the sound of her own voice... Mandy, if you ever read this, know that there is only magic in your voice... You are a wonderful singer and actress. Thank you!!!
My friend sent me this movie, she said this is great movie and the
story might similar like yours that a right women can change a man's
life. I'm just "huh?" then watch the movie.
I'm kinda guy like Landon in this movie (not 100% exactly like him - at least I still have my dad and respect him even more today). I drunk,speeding, illegal racing, or let's just say I'm a trouble maker.
And then I met this cute girl and here I am now (6 years later) totally different with her as my wife and a 5 years old handsome child.
After watching this movie i love my wife, son and family even more, she has changed me and i feel like i'm a better person than i am 7 years ago.
This movie is great to watch!! Like always Mandy's voice is beautiful..
This movie is released in 2002 but i watched it now in 2011, really it
is such a beautiful movie with lots of things to thought.
Landon and Jamie's friendship blossoms as they practice together at her place after school. Jamie eventually tells Landon of a wish list that she aspires to accomplish in life. Their fragile rapport is broken when Landon mockingly acknowledges her in front of his popular friends, and Jamie, disappointed by his reaction, refuses to continue the sessions. Landon decides to learn the script on his own, and performs small acts of kindness he hadn't been inspired to do before in hopes of earning Jamie's forgiveness. When they perform in the school play, Landon is surprised when Jamie, in an elegant dress and makeup, reveals herself on stage and sings. Landon comes to a realization concerning his feelings for Jamie.
Finally i admit that its a wonderful and indeed a beautiful movie.
Hi,I am Dayanand. I always wanted to see this movie,but somewhere I
felt it would be just another drama or romance movie.I have seen many
romantic movies.I thought it would be cliché to see any more romantic
movies.But I realized I was very wrong after i watched this movie.I
didn't watch this for an year or so,although it was with me for very
One day I finally decided to watch this movie because I had no other movies to see,but when I saw the complete movie,I couldn't control but to cry as I usually not do while watching movies.Fantastic script,superb acting and beautiful Mandy Moore,I love seeing her in this movie.Surely it is very touching story I have ever seen.I recommend everybody to watch this movie.
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