Movie Review – The Longest Ride (2015)


Director: George Tillman, Jr.
Starring: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Oona Chaplin, Jack Huston

This is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s book of the same name. Though normally some of the adaptations of his books turn out to be all mushy cushy lovey dovey with no actual thinking required. You just sit there waiting for Mr. Right to turn around and fall in love with Ms. Right. In this movie though, I ended up with a good feeling, like it actually made my heart smile.

The movie is about the love story of Luke Coulson and Sophia. Luke is a professional bull rider who had a run in with death the last time he rid a bull. Sophia is a college student on the way to fulfill her dream of working at an art gallery in New York. They meet when her friends and she attend one of Luke’s bull riding competitions. On their first date, they realise they do not have a future together. On the way to drop Sophia home, they find a car crashed at a tree and on fire. Luke saves the old man inside, who tells Sophia to save a box from the car, and they take him to a hospital. Then starts the story inside the story 😁. The story of Ira (the old man) and Ruth.


The rest is the same, Luke falls in love with Sophia and vice versa, they make sacrifices for each other. Luke gets stubborn, Sophia cries. Sophia gets stubborn, Luke does something drastic. But in the end, they are both together. Same lovey dovey story. But, the part of this movie that had me happy was the story inside the story. Ira and Ruth. They are like the old couple in Up (the animated movie). Pure love. Just pure old love. Their story so much more interesting.  The fact that Ruth managed to change the life of one of her students, and the student being forever grateful and so many other things.
I loved this movie!<3


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