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A Walk To Remember /

Rated: PG

Starring: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah, Clayne Crawford 

Directed by: Adam Shankman 

Produced by: Denise DiNovi, Hunt Lowry 

Written by: Karen Janszen 

Distributor: Warner Brothers


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     When I walked into this movie I thought I was in for a teeny-bopping chick-flick disaster. But, I was very, very wrong. This movie is what film is all about, you can stretch the truth for the benefit of happiness. If this were a true story, the couple would not be able to handle themselves, divorce within two months, and the girl would end up pregnant at eighteen. But luckily, this does not happen in this movie, A Walk to Remember is a wonderfully tasteful adaptation Nicholas Sparks novel. I liked it, I liked it a lot.

     Mandy Moore is actually quite a good actress when she is able to take the spotlight. I thought she was horrible in her small role as the head cheerleader in The Princess Diaries; but she was great here, that's for sure. Maybe it was because she could relate to this movie, maybe it was because she was the star, but this was certainly a better fit for her. I look forward to see if she decides to act again in the future.

     I actually liked the soundtrack here, in fact I liked almost everything (which is desperately shocking), most of the songs were Moore's. I hate her! It can't be that I'm actually falling for this weird pop music, ahhh. Most of the songs were well interpreted for the mood of the movie. They had a more rock than pop sound, which was good. The tunes presented were solid and of high quality.

     In this movie there were many cases of repetition, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I actually thought this script was very worthy. The repetition was used for a reason, and that reason is so two incidences, from different parts of the movie could connect. This worked wonderfully for me, but I will admit the enjoyability level of this will very from person to person.

     I liked this movie, but somehow I don't think a lot of people will stand with me, judging by the way it's gotten panned by just about every critic on the face of the earth. Definitely give it a try, its worth the rental fare. A Walk To Remember has potential likeability, even if you're not in the targeted group. Try it, you might be surprised.

-Danny, Bucket Reviews


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