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A Walk to Remember is a American coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Adam When Jamie finishes singing towards the end, Landon kisses her. Afterwards, Jamie .. role in the film. In the fictional Entourage universe, Chase has an on-set relationship with Moore during the filming of A Walk to Remember. Many people will name A Walk To Remember among their most favorite movies. include this event of course, although it hints at this eventual sad ending. . ( Landon's troublesome relationship with his father, who divorced. I can't remember the last time a book depressed me as much as this one did. Not because it's a three-hanky weeper with a sad ending (although it is), and light and forever changed by his relationship with Jamie the perfect.
Eventually, he falls in love with her, and then something sad happens. The basic premise is not unlike many roamnces. Boy needs taming of sorts, boy meets an attractive girl, boy is tamed.
But what a difference a writing style makes. This particular book is written in a style that is supposed to be folksy but comes off as just stupid.'A Walk To Remember' Turns 15: Watch Mandy Moore and Shane West Get Candid About Kissing On-Scree…
Then I tried to imagine a teenager not knowing. Experimentally, I asked my year-old daughter if she knew. There are few things more insulting to a reader than heavy-handed, obvious writing. You can almost feel it dripping off the pages, or rising from the streets of the aw-shucks-mister Southern town.
I thought it had peaked when Jamie and Landon visited the orphanage at Christmastime God bless us, everyone!
I guess I felt like crying all right — for all the wrongs reasons. Cut to the couple walking down the street together, where Jamie tells him the bad news and runs off crying.
In the book, it happens all at once. He tells her he loves her and she's like oh Isn't the book supposed to be more drawn out and have more detail than the movie?
Something I just picked up on this weekend when I most recently watched the movie was Landon's friends' different reactions to Jamie. Like Landon ordinarily would, his friends make fun of both Jamie and her father. But when they discover she's sick they go to her house and apologize. In the movie, Landon's ex-girlfriend goes to his house with pictures from the play and apologizes to him. I would have loved to see them apologize directly to Jamie. They do get married in both the book and movie, but it's a little different.
It's not in a huge way, but it does change the situation. Movie-Jamie is sick, but not sick enough during her wedding where she can't walk down the aisle or stand up to give the vows. In the book, she's so sick she can barely stand and only does so to walk down the aisle with her father.
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It's quite sad, really; I think it would have been even more emotional. That would have been powerful to see in the movie. The only thing I remember being the same is when Jamie told Landon not to fall in love with her, and he was sure it wasn't going to happen only to, of course, fall in love. Before you go telling me otherwise, I know the book came first. I know Nicholas Sparks probably wrote the screenplay and I know he at least approved it. But it's hard for me to look at them as being the same story when so much is different.
Some are minor changes and some are obvious ones that make for better film, but I honestly don't think the book was so bad that they had to change things so drastically. So even though I was nervous about reading "A Walk to Remember", and I clearly have some problems with the story line, it doesn't change my love for the movie.
I don't think anything would. But now, that I'm somewhat over all the differences, I'm onto my next Nicholas Sparks book. Wish me luck, and hope that I don't discover any more. I do not need a reason to be angry with God. Landon does not run after her - he feels so confused. He then visits his own dad, who is a cardiologist and asks him for help. He asks Landon to calm down, tries to explain that he is not in a position where he can do a lot for Her In fact we get a glimpse on how people act when they are desperate - of course, his dad being a cardiologist did not put him in a position to do something about Jamie's cancer.
It is not yet the time for reconciliation between those two. Landon's troublesome relationship with his father, who divorced from them, is a sub-plot in the story, apparently contributing to the overall theme of relationships and the impact of it on people's lives. Later on, Jamie expresses her regret for not having told him earlier. Landon does not leave her - he suffers from the situation but he really loves her.
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About at this time, two of Landon's former friends comes to apologize in one way or another, for not having understood him, for having hurt Jamie all the time. It is as if they also admit that Jamie is the ultimate winner she 'got away' with Landon, after all. We can assume that they also felt something about the power of a girl like Jamie - positive power, that is. The power of her forgiveness, her unfailing love, and her loveliness.
Not long after that, Jamie gets hospitalized. Some touching scenes with Landon, and with her father. There is another, short but moving part then, when a third old friend comes to Landon to apologize - this time it is Belinda, his ex-girlfriend. She apologizes for the flyers that had upset Jamie that was her idea - of course she didn't know that Jamie was sick, then. Landon ensures here that "it does not matter" - but even that hurts, visibly, as it emphasizes how untouchable Landon's new love is.
Just a few words are exchanged here, but you feel the pain in every word from Belinda. She has seen the changes in Landon, how he became a better person, and while she loved him, she could not make such a change happen, it required a girl with much different standards to make that happen.
Yet she loves Landon, but she also knows she lost him. This touchy conversation ends as follows: I guess you are with who you should be It's like she chose you. I don't even know why. Belinda [again, with pain in her eyes]: Yet she also tries to find the courage to bear consequences as she should, and go on with her life. I found this a very touching part maybe also because it reflects something of my own life.
In the hospital, Landon receives a book from Jamie - her mother's book "Don't worry, it's not a Bible". It is her mother's logbook, with quotes from her favorite books, from famous people, her thoughts. Some more beautiful thoughts here I leave that to you, I cannot reveal all the nice secrets here. But, thanks to an intervention of Landon's own father, she can exchange the hospital for home care - Landon's father pays for that, and they reconciles their quarrels.
Landon fulfills various wishes on Jamie's list, such as building her a telescope so she can see a comet. Through this process, Landon and Jamie learn more about the nature of love.
It changes Landon profoundly - although there is no clear sign of 'making a decision for Christ' or so as many Christians want to hear it in order to 'agree' with a movie like this - we will get back to this later on.
Landon had already asked repeatedly about the 'number one' on her wish list. She finally tells it to him: She does not 'kill him' for knowing it, as she suggested earlier on - trust is now established between the two, so there is no fear in trusting a secret, Landon will not chuckle at what's precious to her, as he used to do when he was with his old friends. It is clear that the movie will end with Jamie's death, but we are not there yet. At a certain evening, when Landon gave her the new and bigger telescope he made for her, and they looked at the star she had wished to see, Landon has a new challenge for her: Do you love me?
Will you do something for me, then? Will you marry me? The couple marries in the same chapel where her parents married, the top event on Jamie's wish list. They then have a great summer together not filmed, just mentioned. It is then mentioned that Jamie dies after this great summer. The movie shows nothing about those most beautiful and most sad moments, which is why these events somehow settle in our minds, just to be remembered and play a role in our further thinking about the story.
There is no over-emphasizing of either beauty or suffering - it is just brought to our attention in a perfectly clear manner.
Landon himself becomes a better person through Jamie's memory, achieving the goals that he set out to do, like she did. Four years later, Landon visits Jamie's father. It is obvious that Jamie helped him to focus and become a better person.
For example, he reveals he has finished college and been accepted to medical school; prior to meeting her he had no plans for life after high school. He tells Jamie's father that he is sorry he could not grant Jamie's wish to witness "a miracle" before she died. Her father says "She did. As recommended by her image consultant, Moore plays a dull goody-two-shoes character so puritanically over the top[!
And this goes on for a while In the context of a movie so much appreciated by so many, this is so clearly more revealing about his own problem to deal with the experience of such a magnificent picture. Already the pitiable remark about Mandy Moore's "average singing abilities" makes that clear of course because she is obviously and arguably a good singer. This comment reveals one of the things that this movie intends to reveal: More particularly the phenomenon of 'peer pressure' is an explicit theme in the movie.
Isolated environments where people are together 'with their ilks', magnify the weaknesses and errors that people of that age, or of that particular type, share. Therefore, 'all' students support the prank at the beginning of the movie.
And 'all' students laugh at Jamie, behave meanly towards her. Roger Ebert in his review: Looking at it 'from the outside' through the frame of the bioscope has a debunking effect. Here, we know, we 'remember' that is: So the movie also tells us something about what freedom really means.
It has nothing to do with majorities, or with what is most fun. Freedom has something to do with what's right. High ideals At a certain point, Landon suggests to Jamie: Inspiration to reach out and approach an ideal: Jamie Sullivan may only look 'impossible' to those who have no hope, no aspiration, no imagination capable of reaching out beyond what our physical eyes see, our inner feelings fear.