For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – High School/Teen Romance Movies, here’s a review of A Walk to Remember (2002) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101
Thanks again to Kim of Tranquil Dreams for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Reut of Sweet Archive. We will be reviewing our favorite dark comedies. Please get me your submissions by the 25th of July by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Great choice Reut!
Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Director: Adam Shankman
Writer: Karen Janszen (Screenplay) Nicholas Sparks (Novel)
Starring: Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah, Lauren German, Clayne Crawford, Al Thompson
Plot: When Landon Carter (West) school bad boy gets himself into too much trouble his community service will change his life forever. In his time doing his community service he has to spend time with school outsider Jamie Sullivan (Moore). The two become close but a heart breaking secret will test them both.
Verdict: A tragic love story
Story: Whenever you get opposites collide you will see sparks fly in a love story. This has a good message for the teenage audience who believe being popular can make you different when it is the people around you that you ignore that make the difference in people’s lives. The story shows how powerful love is and once you first feel it, it can be so hard to stop the feeling. (8/10)
Actor Review: Shane West – Landon the bad boy of the school who falls for the outsider. Shane is a good in the lead role showing how letting someone you’re your life can change you forever. (8/10)
Actor Review: Mandy Moore – Jamie the outsider who goes to church and everything Landon dislikes. Good performance playing the role trying to avoid a romance but in the end it becomes the best thing to ever happen to her. (8/10)
Director Review: Adam Shankman – Good direction showing all the emotional levels very well. (8/10)
Drama: Very good drama showed how people will deal with such a head part of life. (8/10)
Romance: Great romances showing how when you find that one person you will do everything to make sure they are you’re everything. (9/10)
Chemistry: Great chemistry between Landon and Jamie. (9/10)
Believability: This sort of heart breaking situation does happen. (8/10)
Chances of Tears: Pretty high chance. (7/10)
Suggestion: This is something I would suggest to someone lost for ideas for date night, it is full of heart break but they story is so very touching. (Date Night)
Best Part: Landon and Jamie’s first date.
Favourite Quote: Landon ‘Our love is like the wind, I can’t see it but I sure can feel it.’
Trivia: Shane West bought the car he uses in the film.
Oscar Chances: No
Chances of Sequel: No
Overall: A tragic love story that will pull some heart strings, bring the tissues.