The Longest Ride

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"Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale."
  • PG-13
  • 2015
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • 7.0  (88,147)
  • 33

The Longest Ride is a romantic drama movie from 2015. Directed by George Tillman Jr. and produced by Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, the movie is based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film features a cast of talented actors, including Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, and Alan Alda. The movie follows the story of two couples — the young Sophia Danko, portrayed by Britt Robertson, and the professional bull rider Luke Collins, played by Scott Eastwood, and the older Ira Levinson, played by Alan Alda, and his wife Ruth. The main plotline of the film revolves around Sophia and Luke, who are from different walks of life but fall in love when Sophia saves Luke from an injury at a bull riding event. As their relationship progresses, they discover the significance of the love story of Ira and Ruth and how it has implications in their own relationship.

As Sophia and Luke's relationship blossoms, they come across a collection of letters sent between Ira and Ruth during their long-lasting relationship. In these letters, they realize that Ira and Ruth had a deep connection grounded in their shared love for art. Through the letters, Sophia and Luke understand what true love fighting against obstacles looks like. They realize what they have to go through to take their relationship to the next level.

The movie's subplots include Sophia's struggles to make a career in the art world, and Luke's decision to retire from bull riding. Sophia aspires to be an art curator, and Luke wants a more stable life. They are unsure if their paths will diverge, but the couple stuck it out.

Alan Alda's character, Ira, is portrayed as a World War II veteran who once owned an art store in New York City. Ira is now a widower who is on the brink of death in a hospital. He begins to recount his life story to Sophia, who volunteers to read to him, leaving quite an impression on her. This also adds another layer to the story as it puts Sophia and Luke's love into Ira's context. Plus, the telling adds an element of reflection that drives home additional meanings to the narrative.

Throughout the movie, the cinematography captures stunning shots of North Carolina countryside and the breathtaking views of the historic bull riding events. The director, George Tillman Jr., does a remarkable job of weaving the story of two couples across time while keeping the suspense up.

The Longest Ride is a romantic drama that is emotional and moving. Tackling themes of love, loss, and perseverance, it is a must-watch movie for anyone who loves a good romance. The casting of the film is excellent, and the performances are excellent. Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson display chemistry and their ability to breathe life into Nicholas Sparks characters. Alan Alda, with his outstanding acting skills, portrays Ira's character, a wizened old man with deep and complicated emotions.

In conclusion, The Longest Ride is a captivating and heartwarming movie that will leave you feeling hopeful about love while reminding you of the importance of seizing every moment you get in life. It is a story of love, sacrifice, and overcoming barriers, and it is definitely recommended for anyone who loves a good romance, beautiful cinematography, and a compelling storyline.

The Longest Ride is a 2015 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 8 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 33.

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    7.0  (88,147)
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