A Walk to Remember Book Review
Title of the Movie: A Walk to Remember I. Story: a. Writer(screenplay): Karen Janszen b. Is the story a romance, action, horror, comedy, drama or historical? Romance and Drama Why do you say so? The story “A Walk to Remember” is a romance, drama because it talks about how two people (Jaimie and Landon) fall in love with each other and how their relationship grows despite of trials, problems and their differences. c. Is the story life-like? Yes Are the events plausible (worthy of ones belief)? Yes Why?
It is plausible or worthy of one’s belief because the story is very simple and easy to understand. People especially teenagers nowadays will surely can relate to this love story with full of trust, hope, faith and unconditional love. II. Acting: a. Main Characters with description 1. Major Characters: those in the lead roles • Mandy Moore plays Jaimie Sullivan a preacher’s daughter whose self-confidence doesn’t depend on the opinion of others. • Shane West plays Landon Carter who is skating through high school on looks and popularity. 2.
Minor Characters: those in the second lead roles • Peter Cayote plays Reverend Sullivan a preacher, the good father of Jamie • Daryl Hannah plays Cynthia Carter mother of Landon • Lauren German plays Belinda a friend of Landon in high school • Clayne Crawford plays Dean a friend of Landon in high school • Al Thompson plays Eric Landon’s best friend in high school • David Lee Smith plays Dr. Carter father of Landon who left them b. Were the actors well-chose for their roles?
Yes Why? The actors and actress were well-chosen for their roles because I think; they were able to give justification on their roles and actions in the movie. They were all good and convincing that is why the movie is beautiful and very inspiring. III. Direction: a. Director: Adam Shankman b. Cinematographer: Julio Macat c. Editor: Emma Hickox d. Musical Scorer: Mervyn Warren e. Costume/Wardrobe Designer: Dough Hall f. How did the set, costumes, music, sound and special effects and editing contribute in producing the desired results in the movie?
The set, costumes, music, sound and editing contribute in producing the desired results in the movie because it made the movie more realistic, more convincing and beautiful. IV. Purpose: What do you think are the writers and directors purposes in the movie? In my opinion, I think the writer’s and director’s purpose is to inspire people on the love story of Jamie and Landon. And let them fall in love, trust and hope the same way as the characters did in the movie. How did they achieve the purpose or in what way did they fail to achieve their purpose?
They were able to achieve their purpose because they were able to present the story realistically and beautifully. V. General Effects: How did the movie affect you? The movie was great. I was really inspired on the story. It made me realize a lot of things about life and love. What lessons did you learn from it? I learned to keep on trusting and believing, to stay on hoping and continue loving despite of trials and difficulties in life. Keep the faith because God has a better plan for each and everyone of us, better that our plan for ourselves. VI. Values: What values are emphasized in the movie?
The values that were emphasized in the movie were the values of patience, understanding, trusting, goodness and most of all the value of unconditional love. VIII. .Recommendation: Will you recommend the movie to your friends and classmates? Yes Why? I will recommend the movie to my friends and classmates because surely they will also like it the way I do, and for sure they will also be inspired by the movie. IX. Plot: a. Initial event(start of the story) The story started when a prank on a fellow high-school student goes wrong, popular but rebellious Landon Carter is threatened with expulsion.
His punishment is mandatory participation in various after-school activities, such as tutoring disadvantaged children and performing in the drama club’s spring musical. At these functions he is forced to interact with quiet, bookish Jamie Sullivan, a girl he has known for many years but with whom he has rarely ever spoken. When Landon has trouble learning his lines, he asks Jamie for help. She agrees to help him if he promises not to fall in love with her. Landon laughs off the strange remark, believing Jamie to be the last person with whom he would ever fall in love. Landon and Jamie begin practicing together at her house after school.
The two form a tentative friendship, and Landon learns that Jamie has a wish list of all the things she hopes to do in her life. b. Conflict(problems encountered by the characters in the movie) The conflict of the story started when a mean joke was played on Jamie by Landon’s friends that Jamie agrees to get to know Landon after he punches out Dean and shuns Belinda (his friends who played the joke) and takes Jamie home. The two pursue a relationship. The problem gets worst when Jamie finally tells Landon that she has terminal leukemia and has stopped responding to treatments.
Landon gets upset at first. Jamie tells him the reason why she didn’t tell him because she was moving on with her life and using the time she left but then Landon happened and she fell in love with him. c. Climax(highest point of interest) The highest point of interest in the story was during the play, Jamie astounds Landon and the entire audience with her beauty and voice. Landon kisses Jamie during the play, which was not in the script, and Landon tries to get close to Jamie, but she repeatedly rejects him. d. Solution to the Problem
Knowing Jamie’s leukemia, Landon goes to his doctor father’s house and asks him to help Jamie. His father freaks out a bit and says that he needs to examine Jamie and know her medical history before he could do anything. Landon and Jamie make up the next day. They hug and he tells her that he will be there for her. Soon, word gets out about Jamie’s illness. Eric, Landon’s best friend comes and tells him how sorry he is and that he didn’t understand. Dean and Belinda both come and apologize. Jamie’s cancer gets worse. Her father rushes her to the hospital where he meets Landon. Landon doesn’t leave Jamie’s side.
Landon continues to fulfill various wishes on Jamie’s list, such as building her a telescope so she can see a comet. Through this process, Landon and Jamie learn more about the nature of love. e. Ending The movie ends with Jamie’s death, but only after the couple is 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. Four years later, Landon visits Jamie’s father. It is obvious that Jamie helped him to focus and become a better person.