This is in the same ilk of films such as Love Story, but the book of A Walk to Remember was written by Nicholas Sparks (author of The Notebook).
From the beginning, the film comes across as a film replete with the usual diatribe of stereotypes which usually exist in high school movies. Mandy Moore showed off her talent for singing during a scene in which her character performed in a play.
Mandy Moore’s Jamie grew on me as a character, as did Landon. Its quite a sweet film after all – the sort of squelchy romance that make such films work for their audiences and are positively seeped in sentimentality. I felt sad deep down at the end, but I couldn’t quite fathom why.
Quite a sugar-sweet movie over all. I don’t think I’d watch this film again in a hurry. Not that it was awful, its just that there are so many different films with a similar plot which I could watch if the fancy took me.
MY RATING: ** / *****