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Noel's comments are so right on anything I could add would be a waste. This movie was the first I had heard of Mandy Moore. Mandy and her Character have struck such a cord with me. The spirituality of the film is very heart renduring. This film really made me question myself and many aspects of my life and spirituality. , Miss Moore is so perfect for this part.
First of all, I want to preface this review with the following
I am not a 14
year old girl who is crazy about Mandy Moore and waiting for a knight to
carry me off to
his castle. I am a 29 year old male with a real job and life. In fact,
when I first saw this
movie, I barely knew who Mandy Moore was. I consider myself fairly well
the arts, having studied primarily theatre design, but film and music as
well, in college.
Regardless of the technical merits of the directing or the script, this is the first movie to actually get to me emotionally in years. I simply fell in love with Jamie. To portray a such a character in a manner as to make her real and believable took real talent on the part of Mandy and real guidance from director Adam Shankman. Her "goodness" could have easily been taken over the top. Also to her credit, Mandy was sixteen when she took on this role. While this may have made it somewhat easier for her to relate to Jamie, often actors twice her age do not portray characters with this much depth. I believe she shows tremendous potential as an actor.
Landon, as played by Shane West, while showing tremendous growth within the film, appeared at times lack complex motivation. However, I feel that the character is still strong and that Shane is a fine actor. While the remainder of the supporting characters sometimes felt oversimplified and one-dimensional, I still feel that the actors overall did a fine job.
The real triumph of this film is the chemistry that exists between all of the characters, especially Jamie and Landon. This is evidence of a director who knows what he is doing and a well-written screenplay. While the film is by no means perfect, I barely noticed its imperfections because I was so involved in the characters and the story.
For any story to be considered great, it must take its audience on a journey. We must share in the discoveries of the characters and empathize with them. "A Walk to Remember" takes its audience on that journey.
I watched this movie to get an understanding of the background to a song called "Only Hope", that I was singing for a school concert [as sung by mandy moore in this film]. I am not usually one for over-the-top soppy American teen romance stories but "A Walk to Remember" had tears running down my cheeks! The casting was brilliant and I was blown away by teen popstrel, Mandy Moores superb acting. Having seen Mandy as Jamie's almost diametric equivalent [cheerleader 'Lana' in the teen hit "The Princess Diaries"], I was extremely impressed with her character versatility.
Don't overlook this movie. Give it a chance and my bet is that most of you will be inwardly impressed whatever you may say...
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This one really touched me by the heart. "A Walk to Remember" is a wonderful masterpiece that got way to less attention here in Austria during its theatrical run. (One reason for that might be that hardly anyone knows Mandy Moore here which may have helped to get people watch it in the US.) I discovered it more by coincidence and ... well ... it made me cry out of joy and out of sadness at the same time. People who dislike this movie simply didn't understand it or have a heart of stone. I can't imagine any other possible reason not to love "A Walk to Remember".
It's a story about true love that everyone of us wants to discover in his/her life, but with a very tragic and sad ending. Nevertheless the movie definitely wouldn't have been this good without it. It's also a movie about faith and how positively it can affect people. And that aspect was done so beautifully, too, that even a non-believer such as me couldn't help but love it.
This is not the average romantic teen movie. It's much, much more. So don't be distracted by the fact the two main characters are in high school. This is a movie for all ages, for everybody who believes in love or wants to start to believe in it.
If you want to compare this movie and find something remotely similar, you should think about "Love Story". I think that in many ways that one is what comes closest to "A Walk to Remember".
I love this one. Since I saw it at the theater last summer I can't forget it and now I finally decided to buy the RC1-DVD because I simply can't wait for the RC2 version anymore.
I can't believe how great A Walk To Remember was. I admit when i hired it out (it's not avaliable to buy on DVD in the UK yet :( ) i was really expecting another chick flick with a perfect ending! But i was so shocked! Shane West and Mandy Moore were both great in it & Shane is so HOT too! I've watched it 3 times out on rental and i'm going to buy the soundtrack. I cried buckets (okay im a girl) but any guy i know would have been moved by that film (& i'm mates with a rugby team!) It's such a beautiful and well acted movie and is such an inspiration to how people should live their lives, i think we could all learn something from it whether old, young, male or female you should definately watch it!!!!
A Walk to Remember is one of the films that I talked about negatively before I saw the preview and didn't wanna see it. I recently saw the film twice on HBO and I really enjoyed it. Shane West and Mandy Moore both give great performances and have good chemistry. The film is a tear jerker but the tears in the movie are earned and not forced. I give this film *** stars.
A Walk To Remember is a grown-up teen movie, it still holds the usual
traits, but the narrative is more mature and is handled in a more adult
Mandy Moore's starring role will surprise everyone, she embodies her
character perfectly, her acting is right on the mark, she definitely has
more talent than your average pop star. Shane West shines too as Landon,
bad boy who looks deeper inside of himself, aided by his love for Moore's
character Jamie, and changes the way he's been living.
It's a very moral packed movie. Jamie is a devout Christian, and Landon puts his life back on the straight and narrow. It's a journey, that is somewhat rushed I must add. The book is full of content, which has had to be fitted into a movie, and so the love between the characters develops very quickly, and the ending is even faster, and not as poignant because of this.
But overall, an excellent film, I cried, I laughed, and I enjoyed it.
I hate this movie, Mandy Moore can't act, and this movie is a disgrace to the movie world. The over do the plot for one! First of all, its okay they fall in love, then he has to change, then she has to have cancer, and he mom has to be dead, and they have to get married and he becomes a doctor, I have one thing to say... IF YOU ALMOST FAIL THE FIRST 3 AND A HALF YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL, YOU CANT GET GOOD ENOUGH GRADES IN A HALF A YEAR TO GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL!!!! Its the chick flickiest of all chick flicks!
I have just watched a "Walk To Remember"
Well what can I say. Its not what i was expecting, I was expecting a teen comedy. I didn't expect it to have too much of a storyline.
Well i was wrong.
The acting is good, excellent in fact. I was thoroughly moved by Mandys performance. She portrayed the innocent choir girl so well.
Its just a shame people will be writing it off cos of the persona of teen comedy, which lets face it isn't everyones cup of tea.
I suggest to everyone watch this film, forget about the song "Candy" and enjoy yourself for a little while, letting go of reality, and enter this well told world of 2 peoples lives who were so different yet they over came that obstacle to find love.
I went to see this film somewhat sceptical about how good it would be,(the
not another pop-star tries to be an actress syndrome). I admit that I was
suitably impressed. This may not be in the same league as Crazy/Beautiful
but it does the job better than most.
Although this contains the standard teen fare, wild child in search of redemption and uncool geek, the central performances from Moore and West plus supporting cast from Coyote and Hannah make this an enjoyable fare. Yes Moore does sing but it is all in context. This is what Spears needed to do in Crossroads.
The sound track is one to add to the collection.
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