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A WALK TO REMEMBER

 
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At Theaters: 1/25/2002 On Video: 7/9/2002
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 40 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 379908
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Each Spring in the little port town of Beaufort, North Carolina, when the wind smells of pine and salt and the sea, Landon Carter remembers his senior year at Beaufort High and Jamie Sullivan, the girl who changed his life. Jamie was the last person Landon was likely to fall for. Serious and conservative, she was as far from cool as she could possibly be, and didn't care.
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Romantic - Teenage girls will eat up this weepy romance. Males and cynics of all ages would be best to stay away. There is no objectionable content for children except for some language and a brief sex gag, but they would be bored anyway.
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Shane West WHATEVER IT TAKES
Mandy Moore THE PRINCESS DIARIES
Peter Coyote THE BASKET, SPHERE
Daryl Hannah MY FAVORITE MARTIAN, COWBOY UP
Lauren German DOWN TO YOU
Clayne Crawford GAS STATION JESUS
Director: Adam Shankman THE WEDDING PLANNER
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About The Story
About The Production
Casting
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Occasional use of mild profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Some pushing and punches.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: One car chase.
COMEDY: Some wisecracks and tame sex humor.
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James Berardinelli, Internet Critic   Full Review
Average "The target audience may enjoy the film, but there's little hope than anyone other than 11-15-year old girls will be willing to endure Shankman's curdled concoction. There's nothing remotely memorable about this walk.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Good "That Jamie and Landon base their romance on values and respect will blindside some viewers of the film, especially since the first five or 10 minutes seem to be headed down a familiar teenage movie trail. "A Walk to Remember" is a small treasure.''

USA TODAY  Full Review
Below Average "West and Moore naturally fall in love, but even with a minister in the family, this is less Footloose than achy-breaky bunions. Once Moore hints at a secret about why she can't fall in love, it's time to call two sets of paramedics — one for her and another for the script.''

Newsday  Full Review
Poor "Director Adam Shankman, casts his actors in the rosy glow of perpetual sunset. Add to that a generous sprinkling of beatific references to God, faith and miracles, and it's like falling into a virtual reality issue of The Watchtower. Rarely has leukemia looked so shimmering and benign. Teenage girls all over America will float up the aisle thinking, 'that's the cancer for me!'"

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 159 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
12
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
5
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
77
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
12
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
17
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
6
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
30
High
93%
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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

As you can see, this is certainly more of a "chick flick," especially teens. But, the few guys that were dragged to this movie gave it high ratings. So guys, you can safely earn yourself a few "points" with your lady friend by taking her to this movie.

Most of the highest opinions were from women aged 13-19. Most of the lower opinions of "Good/Avg." and below, were from women aged 30+, but there were many crossovers, so even adult women enjoyed this apparent "teen" movie.

From these opinions it's easy to recommend "A Walk To Remember" to everyone, including the guys!


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In high school, more than any other time in life, you're either in or you're out. At Beauford High, Landon Carter is definitely on the A-list and Jamie Sullivan...well, Jamie isn't even on a list.

Landon and Jamie would likely not have given each other more than a passing glance as they moved through the halls and classes of Beauford High. They might never have met if it hadn't been for that one night and a prank gone wrong.

It was a terrible night. Landon and his pals dared a naive new classmate to take a dive into a murky pool at the local cement factor as an initiation into their clique. The boy was eager to please. By the time they realized the pool was not empty but full of broken and rusty pipes, it was too late. He made the jump and then floated back up with a bloody wound. Panicking, the kids off with a rush of screeching tires - all except Landon, who lingered a moment to reassure the terrified diver and, consequently, was the only one caught.

He was lucky to avoid jail time but Landon's punishment seems worse to him than being locked up. The school principal assigns him to the tutoring program, thinking the young rebel might redeem himself by helping a struggling student from a neighboring school. He also hopes Landon might gain some maturity by leading the Beauford High School Drama Club's class play. Performing on stage in front of his buddies will put him in the position of those they so often ridicule. But the principal cannot foresee how much these experiences might actually change Landon. He doesn't count on divine intervention in the form of Jamie Sullivan.

Jamie is already volunteering her time to the tutoring program. She is also a lead in the spring play. At first, the very fact of her participation in both activities is proof to Landon that he is being unfairly cast into the school's nerd class. Finding himself in the same social sphere as the minister's daughter, even for a few hours a week, is mortifying.

Jamie is not pleased to be sharing extracurricular time with Landon either. She takes her interests and her community service seriously and doesn't care for his cavalier attitude. Knowing about the cement factory incident that almost killed a boy, she finds Landon and his friends contemptible. Still, she has been taught to forgive and to try to find the good in all people, so she dutifully puts her person feelings aside and does her best to assist Landon when he asks for help memorizing his lines for the play. Besides, there is just a change - or is she imagining it? - that Landon might not be as bad as he liked to appear.

Jamie's father, seeing the boy on his doorstep one evening for a rehearsal session, is seriously concerned. Why would a kid like Landon be spending time with Jamie? Surely no good can come of it. A devoted single parent to his only child after her mother's early death, Reverend Sullivan's love for his daughter is as powerful and focused as the sermons he vigorously delivers from his pulpit Sunday mornings. It is clear the he will allow no one to hurt his little girl.

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