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The Longest Ride (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 10 April 2015 (USA)
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The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.

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George Tillman Jr.

Writers:

Nicholas Sparks (novel), Craig Bolotin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Britt Robertson ... Sophia Danko
Scott Eastwood ... Luke Collins
Alan Alda ... Ira Levinson
Jack Huston ... Young Ira
Oona Chaplin ... Young Ruth
Melissa Benoist ... Marcia
Lolita Davidovich ... Kate Collins
Elea Oberon ... Mrs. Pfeffer
Kate Forbes Kate Forbes ... Ira's Mother
Tiago Riani ... Luiz
Danny Vinson ... Larry Till
Hayley Lovitt ... Rodeo Girl / Dancer
Tracey Bonner ... Nurse Wilson
Jaret Sears Jaret Sears ... Joe Parks
Hunter Burke ... David Stein
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Storyline

Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El viaje más largo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,019,686, 12 April 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,432,299, 28 June 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color | Black and White (flashback sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Alda's father was Robert Alda, who played the main character in the film Rhapsody in Blue (1945), George Gershwin, whose brother's name was Ira Gershwin, the same name of his character in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When not wearing his hat, Luke consistently puts his hat down with the brim side down. It's more common for cowboys put their hats crown side down. This keeps the brim from flattening out. See more »

Quotes

Ira Levinson: Love requires sacrifice, always.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Longest Ride (2015) See more »

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THE CURSE
Written by Matt Vandevander
Performed by Vandevander
Courtesy of APM Music
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'The Notebook' meets '8 Seconds'
16 August 2015 | by ouskullzSee all my reviews

Enjoyable tearjerker flick paralleling modern love story between bull rider and college student with that of an older gentleman who is on his deathbed. I personally thought that the story of the older couple was more developed and less cliché. The plot is overall enjoyable. The cinematography of North Carolina mountains is beautiful. My favorite scene was the last bull riding scene which is in slow motion and uses punchy bass (only real use of LFE effects in the movie).

On a personal note, I was saddened to read that Rango the Bull passed away after shooting the movie but before the film was released. Apparently he was a real life superstar in the rodeo circuit.


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