What it's about:
Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world, get involved in a star-crossed love affair. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, the film explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.
What we thought:
When Luke and Sophia meet their chemistry is instant, drawn to one another but from two different worlds it’s safe to say their blossoming relationship might not work. Thanks to Nicholas Sparks and an unfortunate meeting, love will always find a way.
In true love story fashion, this film will ruffle up your emotions and maybe even bring light to the fact that true love does exist and good things can happen.
Okay so I have love, happiness and all things dreamy on the brain but how can you not with a beautiful cast and an intense feeling of ‘please tell me they end up together!’ it’s what Nicholas Sparks does and damn is he good at it!
Two different love stories brought together by fate and a tale told through a good old love note, Sparks accomplishes creating a romantic parallel universe between then and now and although different, still very much the same.
Scott Eastwood and Brit Robertson earn their keep with their convincing on screen chemistry and it’s not just because of their good looks.
Yes Clint Eastwood’s son lacks confidence as an actor but give the kid a break; he has some pretty big shoes to fill. I will even go as far as saying this film has possibly made him the new Ryan Gosling!
Yes the film tends to be repetitive… A young couple meet and fall in love, things try to break them apart but they eventually get passed it and find a way. But the story telling will change your perception immediately!
Who would put a country bull rider with a city artist or even closer to home a woman who wants a big family with a man who can’t have any?
What’s the moral of the story then?
No it’s not that these sorts of things only happen in the movies (well maybe a little) but that love, like many other things in life need sacrifice, compromising, loyalty and most importantly faith. No one is perfect and everyone has a selfish streak, but that’s the beauty of it all.
When you find that one person that you’re willing to compromise with and make sacrifices for - and they’re willing to do the same - that’s when you know you’ve found someone who will share in your selfishness and accepts your imperfections.
Other than the loved up feeling of happiness, the film makes for a good old girls night and if you’re taking your boyfriend/husband with, well then there’s some thrilling bull riding he might enjoy too!
There’s nothing wrong with a beautiful love story so get ready to open your heart and fall in love.
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