The Longest Ride movie review
I was super excited when I heard this book was going to become a movie. However, I’m sad to say that the movie was not as good as the book. :( LOL I did enjoy the movie, and I’ll probably buy the DVD when it comes out, but it’s definitely not The Notebook, or even A Walk to Remember.
If you’re a Nicholas Sparks fan, you’re obviously going to enjoy this movie, regardless of what other’s say. It has all of the essential elements of a beautiful Sparks film, a southern town, a lake, a girl and boy that come from different worlds but can’t help but fall for each other, an older couple and their love story interwoven with the younger couple’s love story, and drama. Oh the drama.
This story has two stories within it, and to be honest with you, I think the “older” story would have made for a much better movie than the “newer” story did. I enjoyed the “older” actors and their chemistry versus the “newer” actor’s and their’s. For whatever reason, I didn’t like Brit Robertson and her character, Sophia. I felt like it was completely different than the book’s. More “snobby” and not so innocent like. However, I enjoyed Scott Eastwood and his performance. I think it was spot on and almost felt bad for him 100% of the movie. Also, there were many things that were different in the movie compared to the book…which I still cannot figure out why…so fair warning, the movie seems like a different story at times. They also moved things around compared to the book’s version of the story.
Again, it’s a cute story…definitely worth seeing!