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The Longest Ride (2015)

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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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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

The Longest Ride (2015) is the tenth Nicholas Sparks book to be made into a movie See more »

Goofs

The film takes place circa 2007, yet characters use smart-phones that obviously came out several years later. See more »

Quotes

Young Ruth: I don't know what the future holds but I know there is no future without you.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version removes a "strong sex scene" in order to obtain a '12A' rating. See more »

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

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Odd Comparison to the Book
14 April 2015 | by sahara-rose-gone-deadSee all my reviews

First, I have to say - I read the book first, and I'm glad that I did. I first suggest that to anybody who will take the time to do so. The book itself constructs the story in a much stronger way.

While the movie was great to see for someone who has read the book and loved it. I feel that without reading the book, the one storyline (Luke and Sophia's) may seem short and not shown well enough. In the book you find yourself falling in love with the couple while I do not believe they got enough screen time.

As for Ira and Ruth's story, it was wonderful to see the scenes played out and while I LOVED the way their story was presented in the book, I was glad for the chance to see Ira have more screen time as an elder.

There were a LOT of things that were changed from the book when this AMAZING story was made into a movie, and I feel that it only hurt the story. I honestly believe that if they had stuck to the way it was written, it would have been MUCH more well received.

All in all, I LOVED this movie, though the book was INFINITELY better. If you at all feel like Luke and Sophia's story was false/fake/short/surreal/etc. I HIGHLY encourage you to read the book as I can ASSURE you that their relationship is not these things.

Given the time to read the book, you will fall in love with these four characters, and it will make this story INFINITELY better. However, if you only go to see this movie, keep in mind that you are only getting a portion of this couple's story if you feel you do not like it.


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