Day 08- A movie that makes you sad
I like having a sad via movie when I’m feeling sad in my real life, more succinctly known as wallowing. When I’m having a bad day I head straight for the tear-jerkers and let the sadness pour down. While it’s certainly not the saddest movie I’ve ever seen, A Walk to Remember is one of my go to saddies.
Mandy Moore is my biggest girl-crush in the entire world. She’s beautiful, she writes music, and she’s never been photographed without underpants on. Pretty high standards considering her peers (the blondes: Britney, Christina, and Jessica). She’s very sweet as Jamie, playing her so earnestly despite the saccharine script (and source material).
While I’m no longer a very big fan of Shane West (my old roommate met him and said he was a total dick), I can’t help but fall for Landon every time. He just so damn sweet, trying to help Jamie complete all of her bucket list:
- Have a star named after her
- Be in two places at the same time
- Get a tattoo
- Befriend someone she doesn’t like
- Spend a year in the peace corps
- Make a medical discovery
- Get married in the church where her mother and father were married
- See a miracle
There is no doubt that the dialogue is cheesy but it’s pretty realistic given that they are teenagers. Word of advice for the non-mushy: never read a love letter from a teenager. It will only make you sick. They use every cliche pet name in the book and say the sappiest things. Case in point:
The story takes place in my new hometown. Even though it was filmed in Wilmington- two hours south- it’s still kind of cool.