Words and your actions do have the power to win and save souls for the kingdom! We pray film directors, faith based companies, churches, faith based organizations, etc continue to make more movies like this. I really liked this movie in high school. The poor boy ends up unconscious, bleeding, abandoned, and hospitalized. My friends invited me to see it and I was expecting another typical teen-love story. In my opinion, this is Peter Coyote's most memorable performance, one can almost see the love radiating from his eyes each time he looks at his daughter, no words need be said and never once does he convey any sense of bitterness, only hope. It is, of course, a love story, but also has a resonance of Christian values that aren't too forcibly placed onto the audience, whether religiously minded or not.
But, if you want a change of pace; if you want to imagine an entirely likeable Shane West as the appropriately cast Landon Carter falling fathoms deep in love; if you want to just savour a different facet of love. It is a real good movie and I would suggest to go see it. Landon keeps running into Jamie, a plain, Bible-toting girl who always wears the same sweater and does not care what other people think about her. The former is Jamie Sullivan Mandy Moore , a cute high school senior who sings in the church choir and looks like she's about 14. A Walk to Remember is a novel especially for those who love reading romantic novels. Jamie was the daughter of a small town baptist minister. Our story opens like most teen films with the party crowd being glorified.
Though I have to admit that I found the movie better than the book, but still both had their appeals. One by one, as the film winds down, they each seek out Landon and express sorrow for their hurtful actions and harsh words. She was incandescent as the pure hearted innocent Jamie. I would also recommend anyone interested in the film to seek out Sparks' novel of the same name, which is in some ways worlds apart from the movie, but serves as a nice accompaniment to the feature production. Moore, resplendent in crimped hair and a silver gown, belts out an interminable, gooey ballad during the school play.
And yet, dare I use a dreadful pun? With this feature, viewers get two narrative arcs for the price of one. At first, Landon's character really pissed me off but he g 'It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. Only when Landon is left with no choice but to ask Jamie to prom, do they start slowly getting dangerously close. He just had to please her. The movie seems to do well without their full development until the discussion on the drive home from the theater reveals that there are some pretty important issues introduced, underdeveloped and, ultimately, holes left that, if filled, would have made a good movie much better. Even though the entertainment quality of this movie was good, there were several things that overshadowed the good values in the movie. But still pass by to have a quick fix for our hunger and we cannot deny that we like it.
The movie explores peer pressure and cliques, and characters learn to move beyond such childish and conformist social groupings. This would be a great girls' night movie. I stopped after reading 2 stars because I got tired of his Hallmark-kind of storytelling. And Jamie is just the kind of inspiration Christian teens almost never see at their local cineplex. I watched the movie and loved it.
And that is not very often at all. It portrayed the main character, who was a Christian, in a very positive light. Kind, compassionate and meek, yet witty, strong and resolved. My favourite part here is the part where Landon starts to change. Jamie resists peer pressure and does not allow her opinion of herself to be guided by others. It lays things on a little thick at the end, but by then it had paid its way. Landon grovels a little, and she comes to his aid, although he still doesn't want to be seen with her in public.
I watched this with my 13 year old daughter. Yet you go against your sense of foreboding and end up having an irreparably broken heart at the end. I know she had to do schoolwork and couldn't work more than 10 hours a day. The prof said that she was impressed by my stand and decided to poll the whole class and give us a choice. Another major theme explored in the film is how all the different characters learn something about forgiveness, and how hard it can be. It's a classic and a super cute story! I really hope that Hollywood will continue coming out with movies with encouraging Christian messages.
It also swears a lot during the beginning of the film. As Landon becoming more mature, it all seemed to work out in the end. Jamie was an unconventionally beautiful heroine who had a heavy cross to bear. The first 5 minutes are the worst as you see the worst of the crowd he runs with. Yes, the movie is corny at times. I enjoyed the postitive role model of Jamie in the movie. I can't say too much without spoiling it for everyone else, but take my word for it.
Tweens may swoon but parents will just see a syrupy re-tread of set in a Beaufort, North Carolina high school. After one of their pranks seriously injures a boy, Landon's sentence is to tutor a disadvantaged kid, sweep up, and star in the school play! I love how at the beginnning Landon was just an ordinary high school student who took the smallest details of life for granted, but after meeting Jamie, he saw life and love in a new perspective. Neither is she snobbish or self-righteous. Now, in A Walk to Remember, he tells a truly unforgettable story, one that glimmers with all of his magic, holding us spellbound-and reminding us that in life each of us may find one great love, the kind that changes everything. This has always been my favorite movie of the Nicholas Sparks movies that were made. I forgave the movie its broad emotion because it earned it.
The pivotal moment comes when Ms. I love her loyalty, her kindness, her integrity, her generosity and the way she makes it sound so very easy to be good. I like my love stories with a little more pizzazz, wit and humour. She has upstanding, uncompromising Christian morals and is very secure in who she is. It shows how ones faith can make you and someone you know a better person. Theater audiences care only for how this cruelty makes Jamie feel. Too cheesy for my taste.