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[Movie] A Walk to Remember

“Love is always patient and kind. it is never jealous.
love is never boastful nor conceited. it is never rude or selfish.
it does not take offense and is not resentful.
love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins but delights in the truth.
it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.”

Accused of trespassing and drinking in school premises, Landon Carter was made to experience ‘other things’ outside his comfort zone as disciplinary actions: helped out with janitor duties, tutored the disadvantaged, and took part in the drama club’s spring play. These newfound activities saw Landon crossed path with Jamie Sullivan, the Reverend’s daughter of local church, who happened to volunteer in the works Landon was forced to do. This fateful encounter would then change his life forever.

Jamie was the kind of girl Landon had never dealt with before. She was excessively religious and weird and nuisance in his eyes: she brought bible everywhere, stared at her feet when she walked, and had exactly one sweater (Landon’s descriptions of her, to me, queerly revealed how observant he was of her). She’d small talk when he’s obviously uninterested.

Cast as the main character in the roleplay, Landon asked Jamie to run lines together. She agreed under one condition: he’d promise he wouldn’t fall in love with her. He then chortled, but he’d find out that things are always easier said than done.

Winning Jamie’s heart turned out to be full of obstacles. From gaining permission to date to clearing his mother’s suspicion to passing through his clique’s objections and filthy attempt on Jamie. The biggest blow might be learning the fact that Jamie’s dying with leukemia. He was tested; his faith was shaken. However, he did his best to enjoy the finite moments with her, making wishes on her list come true so she could live life to the fullest. Until she left with her unfailing faith.

This movie isn’t perfect—and the critics would unquestionably second this. It has its flaws and should’ve-been-like-this-and-that progressions (i mean, why Jamie showed no objection to Landon’s advances when she had clearly told him earlier not to fall in love with her? And why she kept her secret so long and revealed that tearfully only after she told Landon her no.1 while her father had warned her to do so a thousand scenes ago? It was totally off-timing), but this movie is perfect to me. The casts, acting, storyline, choices of words are… ❤ =)

Sebenernya bukan pertama kali nonton sih, tp ini uda nontonan yang keSEKIAN kali (ga inget uda berapa kali, abis…sering banget sih!! Hehe…)
Ditonton ratusan kali pun kayaknya ga bakalan bosen dueh, hehe…

I first saw it in theater in 2001 if I am not mistaken…
It is the BEST movie I’ve ever seen n it has been my favorite movie thereafter.

It’s a simple, romantic, and touching movie…
This movie lasts FOREVER…
It made people who FIRST refused to see it undeniably fell in love with it, and could make a person (my famz knows who…) who stepped into the theater ANGRILY (thought this was a 17+ movie n I wasn’t 17 yet at that time) but stepped out CRYING…

The movie was based on the book written by Nicholas Sparks but I like the movie version better than the original (book) one…

See it yourself n you’re gonna love it.

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Rating: 5/5
Director: Adam Shankman
Cast: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Daryl Hannah, Peter Coyote
Genre: Romantic Drama

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