The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride

King of romance Nicholas Sparks (the novelist behind The Notebook, Dear John and The Lucky One) is back with another heart-wrenching tale of love and loss.

An elderly man lies trapped in a car accident when, after their first date, Sophia (Britt Robertson) and young bull rider Luke (Scott Eastwood) help him to safety. Sophia, an exceptional college student, stays with the man in hospital, who decides to share with her the story of his great love. The two couples have little in common and are separated by years and experience, but will find their lives converge and discover that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys.

2015Rating: M, Mature themes139 minsUSA
DramaRomance
Director:
George Tillman Jr. ('The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete', 'Men of Honor', 'Soul Food', 'Notorious')
Writer:
Craig Bolotin
Cast:
Scott EastwoodBritt RobertsonMelissa BenoistJack HustonOona ChaplinAlan AldaLolita DavidovichHayley Lovitt
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Nicholas Sparks, the author who spawned many squeaky clean romance films, has made his Cloud Atlas here. That’s not to say The Longest Ride is great (it isn't) but it does parallel two love stories separated by decades. While this may sound interesting in theory, the movie ultimately just feels like The Notebook crashed into The Best of Me.

2.0

Loved it

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Appealing performances by a trio of second- and third-generation Hollywood kids keep this three-hankie twaddle more bearable than it deserves.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The film is an ideal chick flick, date movie and emotional tour de force for anyone who is a romantic at heart.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Someone put together a listicle! That’s the kind of criticism this brand was made for.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s dumb, it’s long, it’s dull, but it isn’t quite bad enough to be camp.

1.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Sparks has to rely on exterior plot machinations because his characters lack any inner life.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even the most rudimentary aspects of the characters' interactions feel forced, artificial and unspontaneous.

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Nicholas Sparks, the author who spawned many squeaky clean romance films, has made his Cloud Atlas here. That’s not to say The Longest Ride is great (it isn't) but it does parallel two love stories separated by decades. While this may sound interesting in theory, the movie ultimately just feels like The Notebook crashed into The Best of Me.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Appealing performances by a trio of second- and third-generation Hollywood kids keep this three-hankie twaddle more bearable than it deserves.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The film is an ideal chick flick, date movie and emotional tour de force for anyone who is a romantic at heart.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Someone put together a listicle! That’s the kind of criticism this brand was made for.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s dumb, it’s long, it’s dull, but it isn’t quite bad enough to be camp.

1.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Sparks has to rely on exterior plot machinations because his characters lack any inner life.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even the most rudimentary aspects of the characters' interactions feel forced, artificial and unspontaneous.

Loved it

4.0