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At Theaters: 4/10/2015 On Video: 7/14/2015
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 19 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600536
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Ira and Ruth, Luke and Sophia - two couples separated by time and age - have little in common until a series of unexpected events are set in motion and their lives become intertwined. From New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes an extraordinary love story that begins when a box of old letters, filled with a lifetime of love, wisdom and experience, set Luke and Sophia on a path to discover their true values and the real meaning of love.
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Drama Romantic - Like all of the films based on Nicholas Sparks novels, this is a romantic drama aimed primarily at female moviegoers. The leads are fairly unknown young actors Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood, with the most familiar veteran actor, Alan Alda, having a supporting role. Language and sexual content make this not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Scott Eastwood TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D
Britt Robertson TOMORROWLAND
Alan Alda TOWER HEIST, FLASH OF GENIUS
Jack Huston NOT FADE AWAY, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
Oona Chapline PURGATORIA
Director: George Tillman Jr. THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE, FASTER
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Production Notes Heading
The Rides Begins
Two Couples
Bull Riding Meets Modern Art
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 4 S-words; 1 GD; very few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex with some nudity.
VIOLENCE: Hard falls and wounds.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: Bull riding and war combat.
COMEDY: Comic lines and banter, sometimes suggestive.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Below Average As a romance, a drama, or even a sports movie, The Longest Ride never reaches a satisfying destination. The Longest Ride is a bore and, because the filmmakers for some reason believed it necessary to stretch this out for more than two hours, a prolonged one.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average The two-hour-plus "Ride,” No. 10 in the series, at least offers a few intriguing new variations on the usual Sparks formula of pretty bland people falling in love against a backdrop of verdantly green landscapes most often located in coastal North Carolina

NY Post Full Review
Average Only tear-jerker specialist Nicholas Sparks, perhaps the most-filmed novelist so far this century, could come up with a story combining a modern-day bull rider and a Holocaust refugee in his trademark North Carolina settings.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 121 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
4
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
3
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
33
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
1
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
High
90%
30+Adults (M)
22
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
48
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

GREAT REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, LOVED "THE LONGEST RIDE." As is common with virtually all highly rated movies, there is a small percentage who rate it lower than the majority. With this movie, this percentage is so low that your probability of enjoying "The Longest Ride," at least to some degree, is quite high.


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Sophia (BRITT ROBERTSON), a senior at the University of Wake Forest, sees her lifelong dream about to come true. With just weeks to go until graduation, she has landed an internship with a prestigious New York art gallery. Sophia is on her way. That is until a friend barges through her door with a pair of cowboy boots and an invitation to a bull riding event. Though not her thing, Sophia relents and the two friends make their way to their seats, past the band of female fans known as Buckle Bunnies.

In the chute, Luke Collins (SCOTT EASTWOOD) prepares to ride the eight seconds that will put him back on the road to the top spot on the Professional Bull Riding circuit. Returning from a serious injury suffered during a previous ride on the world class bull known as Rango, Luke is determined to regain the riding championship. But the bull has other thoughts. He charges Luke, who climbs onto a fence and out of harm' s way. As his hat flies off and into a surprised Sophia' s lap, their eyes meet for a brief moment - just long enough for Luke to decide he wants to get to know this beauty. " Hold on to it for me, will ya?" he asks Sophia. And as the bull crashes into the fence, Luke is gone, leaving Sophia breathless.

That evening, Sophia, wearing Luke's hat, runs into him, but instead of asking for his hat, he asks her for a date. She accepts, never guessing that the course of her life has changed and will become far removed from the one that she had imagined.

Ninety- one year old Ira Levinson (ALAN ALDA) is also on a life- changing course. Having lost his wife Ruth some eight years earlier, he begins a journey to Black Mountain, North Carolina and Black Mountain College, an art colony where he bought Ruth her first painting, starting a collection that would span the decades of their marriage.

Ira' s trip is interrupted when, on a rain- slicked road, he loses control of his car, crashes through a guard rail and down an embankment. As the car begins to burn, Ira is aware of someone pulling him from it. It' s Luke, with Sophia right behind him. Though semi- conscious, Ira can only think of the simple, worn box filled with letters left behind in the car. " The box; get the box," he murmurs and Sophia braves the flames to rescue it.

Later, at the hospital, Sophia looks inside the carton and finds it filled with old letters. Ira is secretly pleased and asks her to read them to him. The two develop a bond and Sophia discovers how much the two couples have in common and how, in spite of the age difference, Young Ruth (OONA CHAPLIN) and Young Ira (JACK HUSTON) have lived a life filled with many of the challenges facing Luke and Sophia. The two couples' lives will converge, providing the wisdom that will guide Luke and Sophia on their journey.

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