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A Walk to Remember

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A Walk to Remember

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
101 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/25/02
performer:
Mandy Moore, Shane West, Daryl Hannah
director:
Adam Shankman
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Karen Janszen
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a D-

With its cliche-riddled prose and plot twists that can be predicted after skimming the prologue, Nicholas Sparks’ latest, A Walk To Remember, reads more like the script for a bad after-school special than anything approaching literature. ”First you will smile, and then you will cry,” the narrator helpfully warns. Wealthy teenage slacker Landon has nothing in common with Bible-thumping Jamie. But after spending time visiting orphanages and seeing her golden hair — usually wound in a tight, minister’s-daughter bun — cascading past her shoulders, he falls in love. Tragedy ensues. Lives change. Violins, please.