Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

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Director: Adam Shankman

Cast: Adam Shankman, Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote

     
 

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The best-seller by sentimental novelist Nicholas Sparks becomes this teen melodrama set in a coastal North Carolina port. Cocky, popular high school student Landon Carter (Shane West) is the big man on campus at Beaufort High School until a hazing incident leaves a fellow student paralyzed. Sentenced to community service and membership in his school's drama club,

Overview

The best-seller by sentimental novelist Nicholas Sparks becomes this teen melodrama set in a coastal North Carolina port. Cocky, popular high school student Landon Carter (Shane West) is the big man on campus at Beaufort High School until a hazing incident leaves a fellow student paralyzed. Sentenced to community service and membership in his school's drama club, Landon is forced to seek help from Jamie Sullivan (pop singer Mandy Moore), the conservative, religious, plain-Jane daughter of the town's Baptist minister (Peter Coyote). When the two students begin to fall in love, Landon struggles with the drop in popularity that his new friendship brings, while Jamie is forced to deal with her strict father and a secret that she's keeping from her schoolmates. A Walk to Remember, which co-stars Daryl Hannah, is the second of Sparks's novels to make it to the big screen after Message in a Bottle (1999).

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Teen singing sensation Mandy Moore makes a surprisingly effective screen debut in this warm, touching adaptation of the coming-of-age bestseller by Nicholas Sparks. Moore plays Jamie Sullivan, the archetypal clean teen whose reluctance to engage in the morally questionable practices of her fellow high school students makes her something of an outcast. Shane West costars as Landon Carter, the equally archetypal bad boy who only needs the love of a good woman to realize his potential. As you might expect, fate throws them together, and a romance eventually blossoms, but Jamie’s plan for Landon’s reformation gets sidetracked when he once again yearns for the intoxicating approbation of his peers. Moore, whose own image is squeaky clean, seems very much at ease in her role and handles it with aplomb; West is equally comfortable with his character and acquits himself just as well. Peter Coyote contributes a strong supporting turn as Jamie’s stern father (the town preacher, no less), who guards a tragic family secret. Under the direction of Adam Shankman, A Walk to Remember treads familiar ground -- but Moore’s fresh personality puts a little spring in its step. This film eschews the crude sexual hijinks and toilet humor that passes for entertainment value in today’s teen movies; and if you’ve been looking for an uplifting movie that isn't cringe-inducing to watch with your kids, consider the search ended. The DVD sports two commentaries, Moore’s music video of the song "Cry," and the original theatrical trailer.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert

A love story so sweet, sincere and positive that it sneaks past the defenses built up in this age of irony.
San Francisco Chronicle
A story about intelligent high school students that deals with first love sweetly but also seriously. It is also beautifully acted. Octavio Roca

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2002
UPC:
0085392242030
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mandy Moore Jamie Sullivan
Shane West Landon Carter
Peter Coyote Rev. Sullivan
Daryl Hannah Cynthia Carter
Lauren German Belinda
Al Thompson Eric
Paz de la Huerta Tracie
Jonathan Parks Jordan Walker
Matt Lutz Clay Gephardt
David Andrews Mr. Kelly
David Lee Smith Dr. Carter
Janie Barnett Choir singer
Alan Butler Security Guard
Elaine Caswell Choir singer
Vivian Cherry Choir singer
Robin Clark Choir singer
Frances E. Davis Housekeeper
Anne Fletcher School play dancer
Diva Gray Choir singer
Nikki Gregoroff Choir singer
Gordon Groddy Choir singer
Xavier Hernandez Luis
Seth Howard Maitre D'
Paula Jones Sally
Cassidy Ladden Choir singer
Arlene Martell Martin Choir singer
Marisa Miller Ms. Garber
Dino Muccio Choir singer
Dean Mumford Policeman
Kevin Osborne Choir singer
Jason Paige Choir singer
Willie Teacher Choir singer
Mervyn Warren Pianist
Julia Ann West Church lady
Eddie Zimmerhoff Erik Smith
Clayne Crawford Dean

Technical Credits
Adam Shankman Director
Nicholas Sparks Author,Source Author
Ed Callahan Sound Editor
Fincannon & Associates Casting
Bob Fisher Stunts
Dale Frye Stunts
E.K. Gaylord Executive Producer
John Gilbert Stunts
Abram D. Gold Sound Editor
Doug Hall Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Kevin Hardison Set Decoration/Design
Emma E. Hickox Editor
Karen Janszen Screenwriter
Bill Johnson Executive Producer
Kay Kimler Stunts
Casey La Scala Executive Producer
Hunt Lowry Producer
Julio Macat Cinematographer
Edward L. McDonnell Executive Producer
Matthew Mizel Associate Producer
Dino Muccio Stunts
Denise Di Novi Producer
Burton Rencher Set Decoration/Design
Carl Rudisill Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Linwood Taylor Art Director
Willie Teacher Stunts
Jussi Tegelman Sound Editor
Robert C. Vazquez Special Effects Supervisor
Mervyn Warren Score Composer,Songwriter

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an older woman who never had seen "A Walk to Remember". I caught it on a cable channel one Friday night when nothing else was on. I watched it again the next night and the following afternoon! Then I bought it and watched it two more times. I can't describe exactly what is so compelling about it, but I think it's because you see a change in this very jaded teenager who has not learned how to care about other people. When he discovers he loves Jamie, he goes to great lengths to prove to her (and to her father) that she truly is the one who has changed his life. He stops bowing to peer pressure at school and becomes a caring, sensitive, and strong young man. You know that the change is permanent in him, and that he will continue to be so until he dies. The fact that there is no sex is one of the points that makes the entire movie so believable. Although it seems that this would be a contradiction, it is the fact that the characters have to use body language, eye contact, and true acting to convince us that they are in love (instead of the ubiquitous sex scene) that makes their romance so realistic. It is a wonderful movie. I've watched it a couple of times since I bought it, and I'm planning to watch it again in the next couple of days!
langstawonton More than 1 year ago
This book was so amazing. It seriously spoke to me. We read this book in English class but we werent originally going to read it. Because we recently lost a friend at our school this book related to us. It showed us how other people dealed with death and gave us a positive light. The ending was okay but still the overall story was good. I love you oh NICKY BOY.
GothGirl94 More than 1 year ago
My cousin wanted me to see this movie 'cuz she said it was really good! So I saw it and loved it! But I must warn you if you cry at the drop at of a hat then your going to need BOXS of tissus! :( I've noticed this, all the movies based on the books end sadly. What I mean is 'A Walk To Remember', 'Message In A Bottle', 'Nights In Rohdanth', and 'The Notebook' all end with a death that's all i'll say..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A MOVIE FOR ALL GENERATIONS, SPECIALLY APPEALING TO THE FEMALE PERSUASION.
alycekesler More than 1 year ago
"A Walk to Remember" is a really good book. I loved it, and most of my friends did too. Lots of people in my class said the ending was bad, but I thought it was pretty good. Jamie and Landon were so precious. My english teacher made my whole class do this review, and that's why I'm sitting here writing this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book and that was so good! This was good, but kinda missed some parts from the book. Mady Moore was a little 2 sassy 4 a REALLY religous person. And they didnt do the christmas play they did some other play and it was in the begining. In the end they said she died, but Nicholas Sparks in the book wanted the people 2 decide if she dided or not (i thought she didnt die in the book)But if u read the book defanitly watch the movie!
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goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
this movie was very nice i loved when she sang Only Hope her voice so beautiful and so was the movie it really touches you this movie to me is way better than Dear John and The Notebook nice movie it really was!
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JessicaMinogue More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this movie two summers ago and everyday I would watch,sounding like my mother, as I repeat every line from the movie. It is my favorite movie. I have to say the book is a little bit better. Anyways, a must see! :)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
De gustibus non disputandum, so people may have their reasons not to like some aspects of this flick. A friend of mine, for example, whose opinions I highly respect, loved the concept and the acting, but did not like soundtrack, direction, and screenplay. I myself find that this movie is somehow too rushed in its first half (unlike in the book, here Landon falls for Jamie too fast, like one or two scenes between them are missing), and the climax of the movie (at the end, when Landon and Jamie¿s father talk about Jamie¿s getting her miracle) is not very well stressed and developed; but, this being said, I do not really understand how people can criticize the acting, which is very good, and the message, which is superior not only to the average teen movie, but even to movies aimed at a more mature audience. Clichéd and predictable? Time to wake up, people. What work of literature is not? The Greeks, already 2500 years ago, understood that all the works of fiction are variations of five or seven basic plots. The point is not IF a movie is predictable, but what its message is (content) and how it conveys it (form). In other words, if you¿re sucked into the story (for one reason or another), you could very well know in advance what is going to happen and enjoy it nonetheless, if content and form are there. This movie is one of the best out there as far as content, and it is somehow lacking as far as form, but it is such an uplifting and inspiring story revolving around (true) love, faith, hope, purity, forgiveness, redemption, reconciliation, and strength of character, that its flaws can be easily forgiven. Finally, to whosoever may suggest that this is a chick-flick that not appropriate to a male audience, I beg you to reconsider; males can learn a thing or two from this movie about what it means to be a loving man. Sure, watch BRAVEHEART if you want to learn what it takes to be a warrior, watch OTHER PEOPLE¿S MONEY when it comes to healthy capitalistic business mentality, but watch what Landon does for Jamie in the second half of this movie if you want to get a hint on how to bless your woman with the basic secret of love: give your heart to her without expecting anything back, for he pure joy of making her whole.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's soo typical!!! Hottie Landon Carter and sweet Jamie Sullivan have known each other all their lives. So, then while they do the play together he falls in love with her...and then she tells him that she has leukemia. And then-she dies. It was a totalyl corny plot HOWEVER mandy moore plays Jamie perfectly & isn't too bad @ acting! It was a sweet movie-bring the tissues!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the best love story i have ever seen in my entire life!Shane West is such a cutie and Mandy is like.........the best ever!You have to see this movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the touching story of two unlikely lovers made me cry, read the book, and get the soundtrack. I love them all, and can't wait to get it on DVD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing love story ,especially if you need a good cry. This movie will make you appreciate life and love in a very beautiful way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lets face it, this movie is awesome. The plot is romantic and inspiring. The movie leaves a deep impact on you. The acting is incredible and i think Mandy Moore and Shane West have amazing chemistry. The soundtrack is great, too! But what makes this such a great movie/book is that unlike all the other recent teen movies out, this is a beautiful romance movie that does not have all the cursing and what not. It may be romantic but it has a fun and dramatic twist too! I would reccommend this to anyone. WATCH IT!