A Walk to Remember

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Breanne Peterson
Mr. Bruce Blansett
ENG 112 WA01
12/6/12

Teen Movie or Christian Morals

Let's face it, Girls love a romantic movie that have a love story that stand the test of time, while some parents want to their children to watch a movie that has a good moral background that will teach their children that no matter what sides of life you come from, love can always make people change themselves for the better. A Walk to Remember was released in 2002 and “based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, the movie was directed by Adam Shankman, and produced by Denise Di Novi and Hunt Lowry for Warner Bros. Although “the novel is set in the 1950s, the movie was set in 1998 to bring the movie into recent times and it was filmed in Wilmington North Carolina. At the beginning of A Walk to Remember, Landon (Shane West) and a group of his friends tried to initiate a new guy named Clay Gephardt into their popular group at their high school, when the prank goes horribly wrong, Landon and his friends all run when they heard the police sirens, leaving Landon to get caught by the police, the day after the incident, Landon is in the principal’s office the principle gives him two choices, get expelled from school or participate in the upcoming spring play, afraid of being expelled from school, he agrees to be in the play. “Where he is forced to interact with quiet, kind and bookish Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore), a girl he has known for many years but to whom he has rarely ever spoken. Their completely differing social statures leave them worlds apart, despite their close physical proximity”. Landon has trouble learning his lines for the play, he asks Jamie for help. “They begin practicing together at her house after school. At first Landon is only using Jamie for her help with the play, and treats her coldly when his other friends are around. But as he spends more and more time with her, he is surprised...
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