A Very Great Romantic Drama Movie. (by Open-mindedMuslimWoman)
The Longest Ride is a 2015 American romantic drama film directed by George Tillman, Jr. and written by Craig Bolotin. Based on Nicholas Sparks' novel of the same name, the film stars Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Alan Alda, Melissa Benoist, and Lolita Davidovich.Luke Collins is a bull rider who is seriously injured one night while riding. One year later he gets back on and meets Sophia Danko by chance. On their first date they encounter an older gentleman who has crashed his car and help rescue him. Luke continues riding bulls, no matter the risk of being <more>
hurt again. He and Sophia fall in love. Meanwhile, Sophia continuously visits the man she and Luke rescued, Ira Levinson. He tells her the story of how he met his late wife, Ruth; their stories interweave.Indeed an outstanding and haunting movie everyone must see.
This is an extraordinary film that is almost two features in one. My wife and I oldsters, but still in glorious married Love saw it as a date film and enjoyed it immensely. It is two stories of enduring Love- one in modern day, the other in the past 1940s to present , which intertwine through the chance meeting of Ira Levinsen Alan Alda who is in a car crash, with Luke and Sophie who are on a first date. Their subsequent friendship changes all their lives. Sophie saves a box of love letters from the crash, the reading aloud of which provide the narrative a common Nicholas Sparks theme <more>
for interweaving the two very different worlds together. The acting was superb, Scott's portrayal of Luke was spot on for rodeo cowboys - a stoic bunch. Britt Robertson's charming young "Sophie" was sweet, but tough. Alan Alda was priceless, as usual, but the two who really stand out are; Oona Chaplin as young Ruth Levinsen, and Jack Huston as young Ira. The period is amazingly presented and their acting just makes it sumptuous. Two complaints that some reviewers find wrong with these types of film are - not enough realism read overt sex and Violence and happy endings. This movie is guilty of both. We left the Theater feeling emotionally spent and happy. As Christian Slater said in Bed of Roses: " There's no such thing as too much perfection"
We need more movies like this!!!!!!! FANTASTIC !!!!!!! (by cormickchannie)
I had the opportunity to see a screening of this at the Regal Theatre in Florida on Apr 2nd. We were asked after the film if we wanted to talk about the movie to the camera. They were doing a commercial. I would have loved to, however I was to emotional. This was so down to earth. The absolute best movie I have ever seen in a long time. The movie will make you laugh, make you cry, and touch your heart! From the beginning to the end you will not be disappointed. Thank you Nicolas Sparks!!! Well done. Look forward to the next one. If we had more movies out there like this, the world would be a <more>
better place. I am not one to usually review movies, I pretty much go twice a week. I see everything from horror to science fiction. You will enjoy this from start to end.
Much better than than the reviews have one believe!! (by carierandolph)
If you enjoyed other Nicolas Sparks movies, you will enjoy this one. It is heartwarming and one with integrity that depicts what it is to love someone unconditionally. It is a sweet, and sensual romance of a young couple struggling to come together while each follows their dreams. Sophia, wants to follow her passion of art, and Luke, follows his passion as the world's best bull rider. Their love story is entwined with the memories of a relationship of love long ago, told and acted by Alan Alda, who plays Ira, as he reads letters he wrote to his dear wife, Ruth. The scenery of the movie is <more>
lovely, the bull riding is exciting, the script, thoughtful and touching. Have Kleenex on hand, you will cry. At the end of this movie the audience clapped because it was good all the way through.
Sophia Britt Robertson a college student living in North Carolina, while on a date with Luke Scott Eastwood a rodeo star, is not real sure where to go with it, cause she is moving to New York within two months, feeling it would not work out with him, even though she really finds herself falling for him, one night after there first date they discover a car wreck, and rescue a man that was in the wreck, and take him to the hospital. Sophia finds out the man name is Ira Alan Alda , she also finds a box of letters to his late wife Ruth, and then his story begins to be told through the letters, <more>
Sophia soon starts to question her own decisions? You know what to expect when you go to a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, but I was entertained, Britt Robertson was great I believe there is an Oscar in her future. Scott Eastwood was good with what he was giving, he is almost getting out of the shadow of his famous father. But it's Alan Aldas performance that will bring you to tears, I was more into his story then Eastwood and Robertson. The flashback scenes I think where more watchable then the present scenes.
Came in the cinema with little expectations, but left with tears (by mettaleecixin)
This movie is amazing. It is cheesy, romantic and touching all in one. I first expected only a story being the two leads in the movie poster i did not see the trailer , and thus I expected it to literally be a long road trip or something. However, I was wrong. It is a story of how two couple's story got woven together somehow, after one faithful night. It touches on some things rare in today's world, such as the old fashioned chivalry in Eastwood's character, which I loved. The contrast yet similarity between the two couple's story is amazing, as the young couple learns of <more>
what it means to love, and of sacrifice in love. And in the somewhat similar narrative way I have come to love in the notebook. Stories read off letters and from memory and pictures, and how the one picture back then was so precious, without the technology we have today. Also, the lack of technology back then meant that the old couple had to suffer certain ordeals back then which wouldn't seem like a big deal now.Also, I found the ending beautiful, as the old man did something I didn't expect. Just see for yourself. While Nicholas Sparks stories have a tendency of being predictable, the ending was really sweet to me. All in all, this is a long ride indeed, and I can't recommend it enough. Go for it. It is by far, IMO, the best movie after The Notebook among Nicholas sparks adaptations.
My husband and I really enjoyed this. It's sweet and romantic. If you like a movie without swearing and gratuitous sex, etc., this is a feel-good story. Alan Alda was wonderful, and we enjoyed seeing him in this role. Scott Eastwood was convincing as a PBR rider trying not to become a has-been and working through issues of his own. There's action for the guys bull riding , and something for the ladies bull riding, and a flash of Scott Eastwood's nice buttocks-thank you for that-so there's something for everyone. The actress who played Alan Alda's wife was absolutely <more>
darling. Very romantic film about two people who had a meet-cute and found their lives changed in many ways.
Odd Comparison to the Book (by sahara-rose-gone-dead)
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 <more>
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.
I really liked this movie, this is a feel good movie if that's what you need (by ht-75603)
Two stories in one, which is what made this movie, had it just been one or the other I don't think I would have written this review. It certainly didn't hurt that they cast Alan Alda in it too, he is such a wonderful actor, no matter what role he plays, this included. This is a simple love story, times 2. This is not any brilliant "oh my gosh no one has ever made a movie this deep and this incredible before" type of movie. It's mushy, sweet, romantic, hopeful, sad, happy, sometimes predictable, and when it was over I said, "I really enjoyed that movie". <more>
That's what it's all about, for me, enjoying the movie. If it makes me feel good in the process, then that's even better. I would recommend this, but not to someone who is not the least bit romantic or hopeful, because you will be one of the people who writes a negative review.