Box art for A Walk To Remember

A Walk To Remember

drama, romance


Love brings together what peer pressure and lifestyles seek to keep apart in this coming-of-age story based on the bestselling book.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    27%
  • Audience Score
    78%

common sense

ON for kids age 9
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Too-syrupy re-tread of Love Story.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has very strong language for a PG, with many "s-words." Before Landon cleans up his act, he drinks and drives. It is clear that Jamie is very principled and their only physical involvement is some chaste kisses. At one point, she asks, "Are you trying to seduce me?" and he replies, "Are you seducible?" She says she is not and he respects her for it. Landon?s best friend is black (Al Thompson as Eric), but the character?s dialogue is so stereotyped that he seems like the "token black guy" in "Not Another Teen Movie." He and Landon have an elaborate special friendship handshake, and there is an unintentionally hilarious moment when, after an exchange of sympathy and support, they soberly go into their handshake moves.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether they have lists of things they want to do before they die, and how we can help each other realize our dreams. How can we tell that Landon was not happy when he thought he was better than Jamie? How did she show him that he could be something more? When should we care about what other people think of us, and when shouldn't we?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's an overwrought teen weepy, Terms of Endearment for the TRL crowd.

- Christy Lemire, Associated Press, Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rotten: Those raised on idealized romances (the Ken and Barbie kind) where love conquers all will no doubt love this sappy tale.

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Saturday, August 21, 2004

Fresh: This is a great romantic tearjerker.

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I saw "A Walk to Remember" for the second time today. I have to give it more respect that I did the first time I saw it. Sure it is mushy or corny, but I always have hope after seeing a movie like this that people can change or grow for the better. If you are a romantic, this is the movie for you. But it is difficult to watch without an odd tear welling in your eyes.

- Redlats, Saturday, September 22, 2012

2 stars

I truly cared to see A Walk to Remember, until I absolutely had to, or forced to. I had read many things on this film, some good, and some bad. Mostly bad. The film was surprisingly decent, nothing great or anything good. But decent. I felt that it was an interesting enough film to watch. Nothing more. The film didn't have awful acting, as I'd expect it to have and I liked that the guy who was basically an asshole because he was one of the "popular cool kids" decided to change because he met a girl that was kinder than most of his friends. There is an average story going on here, but as a person who normally doesn't like romance films, I thought that A Walk to Remember was very decent. There are things that could've been done better, but this isn't too bad of a film. I didn't think the ending was all that sad either. I know that sounds cold, but I just didn't feel anything. How ever I do admire some of the issues displayed in this film, and it did have a heart. I thought it was a decent film for what it was. Though it has plenty of flaws, A Walk to Remember is an entertaining film that wasn't all bad. Sure it touches on the clichd love story aspects, and it's meant as a teen romance film. But they could've done slightly better. One of the reasons this isn't utter trash is because of Mandy Moore's fairly good performance here. Overall a decent little film, but nothing truly memorable or great on screen.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Monday, August 15, 2011

5 stars

One of the most heartbreaking films I've ever watched. Mandy Moore and Shane West make a great couple and the ending was poignant and perfect.

- murphmann93, Thursday, June 23, 2011