Based on Nicholas Sparks’ 2013 novel of the same name, the movie is about the love story of a bull rider, Luke Collins (Scott Eastwood), and a college art student Sophia Danko (Britt Robertson). After a year of rehabilitation from an accident, Luke is aiming for a comeback while Sophia was in a summer break. The two instantly fell in love with each other but due to their worlds’ differences, they faced challenges in their relationship. On the way home from their first date, they spot a car crash in the woods and help rescue an older man named Ira Levinson (Alan Alda) who was stuck inside. While in the hospital Ira and Sophia got very close and Ira shared his love story with his late wife Ruth (Oona Chaplin). Ira and Ruth’s love story has inspired them to overcome their few challenges in their relationship.
If you are a fan of Nicholas Sparks or even have read a few of his novel, then you will definitely know what this movie was all about. Yes, you are right! This is all about love! A movie filmed in a beautiful setting in North Carolina made it more romantic and made you fell in love with the location. Music was perfectly chosen and fits the theme of the movie. It has actually made me cry like a baby! I salute the production team and music director for this one! This movie is actually divided into two different love stories: Luke and Sophia and that of Ira and Ruth. As for Luke and Sophia, there was nothing special in their storyline. This is actually the reality of what is happening with every other couple. There will always be differences in ones point of view. But I must commend the story of Ira and Ruth. The flashbacks shown in the movie was not the mushy part of their relationship but was the key factors that have made their relationship stronger. The tale of their 1940’s relationship could have been a movie by itself, truly showing a developing relationship and the troubles they face. This is actually the type of movie I would love to see in a movie just like the other movie “The Notebook”. Ooh, I love this kind of movie plot! A relationship that obviously has shown how much love has changed an illustration between real and superficial love. Loving someone means loving him of what he is truly is. It is the most wonderful feeling we can ever experience in our existence. However, loving does not necessary means you will not cry nor be hurt because love is a never ending process of adjustments and acceptance! Just like a famous music line of Eagles – Love will keep us alive! And Carpenters’ – Love me for what I am.