The Longest Ride – Movie Review

Posted: June 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Longest Ride

The Longest Ride – Movie Review by Emily Elphinstone

Director: George Tillman Jr.
Writers: Nicholas Sparks (novel), Craig Bolotin (screenplay)
Stars: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda

As a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, it is safe to assume that The Longest Ride will involve passionate (rather wholesome) love, kissing in the rain, some sort of conflict keeping the lovers apart, and preferably somebody’s death. No Sparks adaptation should be watched in the hope of seeing something groundbreaking.

However, as an almost entirely predictable guilty pleasure, The Longest Ride is surprisingly watchable. The film focuses on Art History Senior Sophia (Britt Robertson), who meets hunky professional bull-rider Luke (Scott Eastwood) after she is dragged along to a nearby Rodeo by her sorority sisters. From the beginning, it is made very clear that they are from ‘different worlds’: she is just about to move to New York for an internship in a prestigious…

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