Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Walk to Remember

before Nicholas Sparks' Dear John and The Last Song were made into movies, there was A Walk to Remember.

the book's original cover

i have to admit, i watched the movie before i read the book. i was only 12 years old when the movie came out, and even though i absolutely love to read, somehow this book didn't catch my attention... at first. but now, the book and the movie are both on my favorites list.
the book is classic Nicholas Sparks. that usual love story that most of us love. it is well-written, touching, and, inspiring. definitely has that awwwww factor. :)
among all his books, in my opinion, this one has a lasting effect (just like The Notebook). after all, who doesn't want to find true love at a young age, and one that will last through the years?

the movie came out in 2002

the movie is not Oscar-worthy, yes; but it is a pretty good movie, especially for hopeless romantics out there.

the story is about Landon Carter (Shane West), the rich and rebellious son of a doctor (in the movie)/ a Congressman (in the book) who falls in love with Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore), the religious and plain daughter of a minister. it's the classic story of the popular high school guy falling for the least popular girl in school-- on a deeper level though. Landon learns about life and love from Jamie, and he, in return, makes her "life-list" come true. and just when they're finally together and happy, Jamie tells Landon that she has leukemia.

i think we all probably know where the story will go from there. of course, he's gonna be by her side through her illness, they're gonna get married, and they're going to make the most out of their time together. :)

asking Jamie to marry him

the things that probably stuck with viewers from this movie is Jamie's "life-list", the star Landon bought in her name, and the awwww-inducing quotes they said.
now, who doesn't want to stand in two places at once? :)
*i actually did, btw!!! Louisiana and Mississippi! :D*

"Love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it."

*Images from Google.*


  1. omg omg omg. i love love love love this movie. it is the cutest thing ever... i could totally watch this over and over again and i would NEVER get sick of it. gaaaah.

    soo cute:D

  2. I did like this movie. It was not the stereotypical bubblegum love story which I very much appreciated. It was a raw love story which makes it a Nicholas Sparks classic.:D

    Mandy Moore did a very good acting job here, I did not see the popstar she was but as Jaime Sullivan.:D

    Have a lovely weekend!:D
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  3. i just recently watched this movie and i really liked it! for some reason, i always get the song mandy moore sings in the play stuck in my head! haha

  4. i love this movie. it made me cry. :)

  5. Carrie-- me too. i love it. :)

    Marie-- i should really add everything you just said to my post. hehe. :)

    Shelley Ann-- me too! everytime i watch it, that song gets stuck in my head. this movie has a really really good soundtrack. :)

    Viva La Fashion-- love it too! :)

  6. I love this film..I didnt know there was a book..I want to get it now but know it will make me cry! xx

  7. Great film and awesome book. It was filmed in Wilmington NC about an hour from where I live :) I also liked Nights In Rodanthe... the book more than the movie but still good. The Notebook will always be my favorite romantic film!


  8. glamour rouge-- i hope you get the chance to read it. :)

    meraldia-- it really is. hope you can see it sometime. :)

    Jessie-- that's soo cool! :) those are great stories too. maybe i will make a post about the notebook as well. :)

  9. Love this movie too and The Notebook :-)

  10. i absolutely adore this movie! :) definitely one of the best sappy chick flicks haha. gotta love the parts where he's helping her complete her list!

  11. Candid Phobic--it's one of my all-time faves. :)

    projectvee-- i knooowww! :)

  12. Oh A Walk To Remember! I loved that movie. But I was also so sad about it.

  13. Susi-- it was sad especially cuz she died. :(

    elledee-- loved it toooo! :)

  14. i loved this movie, i wish i would've read the book! nicholas sparks always has an extremely sad part in his books. i still love them. he really does know how to write great love stories!

  15. I loved this movie!! I read the book 1st and was so excited when the movie came out. I never realized he wrote it!

  16. Tara-- i agree with what you said. he has some of the most memorable love stories of all time. :)

    Ashleigh-- it's such a good story. :)

  17. This is one of my favourite films/book. Love it!

  18. I just watched this movie the other day. So cute! :)

    Landon:I might kiss you..
    Jamie: I might be bad at it.
    Landon: that's not possible.


  19. Breee-- haha. love that part! :)

  20. I loved A Walk to Remember! I balled my eyes out watching it the first time. That was a longgg time ago. I bought it when it came out, which was when DVDs were nonexistant. lol So I have the tape version. hahha

  21. Leenda-- i still have tapes of some of my favorite Disney movies. :D