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The Longest Ride (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 10 April 2015 (USA)
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The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.

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Mrs. Pfeffer
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Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between 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. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful 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 LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,019,686, 12 April 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,432,299, 28 June 2015
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Alan Alda's father was Robert Alda, who played the main character in the film Rhapsody in Blue (1945), George Gershwin, whose brother's name was Ira Gershwin, the same name of his character in this movie. See more »

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The film takes place circa 2007, yet characters use smart-phones that obviously came out several years later. See more »

Quotes

Young Ruth: You know sometimes I think what right do I have to be happy when there's so much suffering in the world.
Young Ira: I guess you could say what right do you have to be unhappy.
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Referenced in The Gifted: 3 X 1 (2018) See more »

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THE CEILING
Written by Evan Taylor Burns (as Taylor Burns), Ricky Young and Joel King
Performed by The Wild Feathers
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Odd Comparison to the Book

First, I have to say - I read the book first, and I'm glad that I did. I first suggest that to anybody who will take the time to do so. The book itself constructs the story in a much stronger way.

While the movie was great to see for someone who has read the book and loved it. I feel that without reading the book, the one storyline (Luke and Sophia's) may seem short and not shown well enough. In the book you find yourself falling in love with the couple while I do not believe they got enough screen time.

As for Ira and Ruth's story, it was wonderful to see the scenes played out and while I LOVED the way their story was presented in the book, I was glad for the chance to see Ira have more screen time as an elder.

There were a LOT of things that were changed from the book when this AMAZING story was made into a movie, and I feel that it only hurt the story. I honestly believe that if they had stuck to the way it was written, it would have been MUCH more well received.

All in all, I LOVED this movie, though the book was INFINITELY better. If you at all feel like Luke and Sophia's story was false/fake/short/surreal/etc. I HIGHLY encourage you to read the book as I can ASSURE you that their relationship is not these things.

Given the time to read the book, you will fall in love with these four characters, and it will make this story INFINITELY better. However, if you only go to see this movie, keep in mind that you are only getting a portion of this couple's story if you feel you do not like it.


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