Books and Movies Reviews

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember is a beautiful love story based on the award-winning novel by Nicholas Sparks. Landon Carter (Shane West) and Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) grew up together in the small town of Beaufort, North Carolina. Jamie was the least likely person that Landon would be friends or even fall for. Landon was popular and "hung with the in-crowd – (he was) an aimless, moody, reckless guy who breezed through school on looks and bravado. He had no plans, no future and no faith in himself"(WB). On the other hand, Jamie was "serious and conservative, she was as far from cool as she could possibly be, and didn't care. The daughter of the town's Baptist minister, Jamie was not afraid of letting people know that her faith was the most important part of her life, even if it cost her some friends" (WB). They were complete opposites. But with the help of fate, they overcome all obstacles and fall hopelessly and helplessly in love. This movie seems like the typical romantic drama where two different people fall in love, but it is not. The characters make the movie different especially Mandy Moore's character.
Mandy Moore pulls off a stunning performance as Jamie. Her performance makes her stick out from other Christians in film. There are two different types of Christians in movies. There are those movies where the writers and producers should be shot because the character is plainly atrocious. They are badly acted, poorly written, and extremely dull. The other stereotype of a Christian is the'holier than thou' freaks, geeks, etc.Jamie is the only exception to these two stereotypes of characters that I have seen in film because Jamie has emotion.
Mandy Moore portrays Christians in a whole new light. She shows all the same emotions offear, desire, and passion for someone her age. Her faith does not change the fact that she can act like a human. Her faith does not make her any more or …


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