Top Romantic Movies #18 - A Walk To Remember

A Walk To Remember (2002)
She didn't belong. She was misunderstood. And she would change him forever.

I have so many favorite scenes here. So many scenes that I cry or had felt chill and romance. Although some people said that A Walk To Remember is just another chick flick that guys can't relate in, for me it is still one of the best romantic movie of all time. Let's add the fact that it is based on a book of Nicholas Sparks, one of the most romantic writers ever.

Love and loss throughout two very young lives. Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan - two people who find themselves unexpectedly thrown together after a practical joke between Landon and his friends which leaves a boy in hospital, as punishment Landon is forced to partake in some after school activities including the spring play. The truth of the matter is Landon can't act, so he acquires the help of the beautiful but some what invisible Jamie you see Jamie doesn't need to be noticed, she is quiet and keeps her self to her self most of the time.

Landon and his friends always make fun of Jamie as if it is a day to day task, but one day Landon brings up the courage to ask for her help with his lines, through trials and tribulations leading up to this play Landon some how falls in love with the beautiful ministers daughter abandoning his friends to be with her. The two pursue a relationship. He asks if she will go to dinner with him, but she replies that she is not allowed to date. He wants the date so badly that he goes to her father in the church and asks him if he can take Jamie out to dinner. Her father says no. Landon asks for her father to have faith in him. He eventually says yes.

One evening, Jamie finally tells Landon that she has terminal leukemia and has stopped responding to treatments. Landon gets upset at first. Jamie tells him that the reason why she didn't tell him was because she was moving on with her life and using the time she had left. Jamie's cancer gets worse until she collapses in her father's arms. He rushes her to the hospital where he meets Landon. Landon doesn't leave Jamie's side until her father practically has to pry him away. Jamie's father sits and tells her that "If I've kept you too close, it's because I wanted to keep you longer." Jamie tells her father that she loves him so much and he eventually breaks down into tears.

The movie ends with Jamie's death, but only after the couple are married in the same chapel as was Jamie's deceased mother, the event that topped Jamie's wish list. Landon himself becomes a better person through Jamie's memory, achieving the goals that he set out to do, like she did.

Why I Chose This:
It is always nice to watch a film about two people being completely different but is bounded by love. It is also nice to incorporate God and miracles with love because in reality, it is true, that love is nothing without God on it.

Favorite Scene:
The last scene is just so simple but it always moves me to tears, it's beautiful. The end when Landon is on the pier, talking about how he hasn't removed his wedding ring since their wedding. And how he says 'Love is like the can't see it...but you can feel it.' then it goes into the 'I'll always remember' song by Mandy Moore. Maybe because of shane west ways of throwing the dialogue, it feels so real. Maybe he really can relate about losing someone you love.

Favorite Quote:
Ladon: Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead. I'll always miss her. But our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it.

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