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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.

Director:

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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Trivia

In The First Time (2012), the character Aubrey Miller (played by Britt Robertson) mentions that cheesy romance is strictly for Nicholas Sparks books. Ironically, Britt Robertson also plays Sophia in this film. She also met her current boyfriend, fellow actor Dylan O'Brien, while filming that 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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Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, during post-production, the film was submitted for advice in an unfinished form. At which stage the distributor was informed that the film was likely to receive a 15 classification but that their preferred 12A could be achieved by removing a scene of strong sex. When the film was submitted for formal classification, that scene had been removed and the film was classified 12A without further cuts. The distributor later reinstated some of the cut material for the film's home entertainment release which was classified 15 uncut for 'strong sex'. See more »


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Real Man
Written by David Henzerling and Larry Schwarze
Performed by David Henzerling, John Covington, Robert Mason, John Colby
Courtesy of Driver Wild Music
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So, There's Yet Another Eastwood Heartthrob!
14 May 2015 | by patsworldSee all my reviews

And I don't think it's going to take any time at all for this hunk to be completely and absolutely known only for his own looks, talent, and fame rather than having the fact that he's Clint Eastwood's son being tacked on. Scott is good! Britt Robertson was nicely cast as Sophia, except I have to admit here that I kept seeing a young Renee Zellweger in the part– before the silly plastic surgery turned her into a total stranger. Or just strange. Whatever. Jack Huston was excellent as a young Ira and I think portraying the elderly Ira is one of Alan Alda's best roles. I was just expecting the usual chick flick - but not so. Rugged enough action with the bull riding to interest any guy, as well as a decent plot and all around good acting. To sum it up, this is a nicely done film and one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,019,686, 12 April 2015

Gross USA:

$37,446,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,944,815
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color | Black and White (flashback sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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