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{{For|the book| A Walk to Remember (novel)}}
 
{{Infobox film
 
| name = A Walk to Remember
 
| image = A Walk to Remember Poster.jpg
 
| caption = Theatrical release poster
 
| director = [[Adam Shankman]]
 
| producer = [[Denise Di Novi]]<br />Hunt Lowry
 
| writer = [[Nicholas Sparks (author)|Nicholas Sparks]] {{small|(Novel)}}<br />Karen Janszen
 
| starring = [[Shane West]]<br />[[Mandy Moore]]
 
| music = [[Mervyn Warren]]
 
| cinematography = Julio Macat
 
| editing = Emma E. Hickox
 
| studio = Gaylord Films<br>[[Denise Di Novi|Di Novi Pictures]]<br>Pandora Cinema
 
| distributor = [[Warner Bros.]]
 
| released = {{Film date|2002|1|25}}
 
| runtime = 102 minutes
 
| country = United States
 
| language = English
 
| budget = $11 million
 
| gross = $47,494,916
 
}}
 
 
'''''A Walk to Remember''''' is a 2002 American [[coming-of-age film|coming-of-age]] [[teen film|teen]] [[romance film|romantic]] [[drama film]] based on the 1999 [[romance novel]] [[A Walk to Remember (novel)|of the same name]] by [[Nicholas Sparks (author)|Nicholas Sparks]]. The film stars [[Shane West]] and [[Mandy Moore]], was directed by [[Adam Shankman]], and produced by [[Denise Di Novi]] and Hunt Lowry for [[Warner Bros.]] The novel is set in the 1950s while the film is set in 1998.
 
 
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
 
When a prank on fellow high-school student Clay Gephardt goes wrong, popular but rebellious Landon Carter ([[Shane West]]) is threatened with expulsion. His punishment is mandatory participation in various after-school activities, such as the drama club, 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 differing social statures leave them worlds apart, despite their close physical proximity.
 
When a prank on fellow high-school student Clay Gephardt goes wrong, popular but rebellious Landon Carter ([[Shane West]]) is threatened with expulsion. His punishment is mandatory participation in various after-school activities, such as the drama club, 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 differing social statures leave them worlds apart, despite their close physical proximity.
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Four years later, Landon visits Jamie's father and shows that he is still a better person because of Jamie by informing her father that he has been accepted into medical school; prior to falling in love with Jamie, he had no plans for his future after high school. Jamie's father tells him that both he and his mother are proud of him and that Jamie would be too. Landon tells him that he's sorry he never granted Jamie's wish to witness a miracle. Jamie's father tells him that she did in fact witness one: it was he. Carrying that thought, Landon goes for a walk on the docks where he narrates saying that Jamie changed him forever and that while he misses her, he believes their love is like the wind. He can't see it, but he can feel it . The movie ends with Landon, looking at the sunset, smiling.
 
Four years later, Landon visits Jamie's father and shows that he is still a better person because of Jamie by informing her father that he has been accepted into medical school; prior to falling in love with Jamie, he had no plans for his future after high school. Jamie's father tells him that both he and his mother are proud of him and that Jamie would be too. Landon tells him that he's sorry he never granted Jamie's wish to witness a miracle. Jamie's father tells him that she did in fact witness one: it was he. Carrying that thought, Landon goes for a walk on the docks where he narrates saying that Jamie changed him forever and that while he misses her, he believes their love is like the wind. He can't see it, but he can feel it . The movie ends with Landon, looking at the sunset, smiling.
 
==Cast==
 
* [[Shane West]] as Landon Rollins Carter
 
* [[Mandy Moore]] as Jamie Elizabeth Sullivan
 
* [[Peter Coyote]] as Reverend Hegbert Sullivan
 
* [[Daryl Hannah]] as Cynthia Carter
 
* [[Lauren German]] as Belinda
 
* [[Clayne Crawford]] as Dean
 
* [[Al Thompson (actor)|Al Thompson]] as Eric
 
* [[Paz de la Huerta|Paz De La Huerta]] as Tracie
 
* David Lee Smith as Dr. Carter
 
* Jonathon Parks Jordan as Walker
 
* [[Matt Lutz]] as Clay Gephardt
 
 
==Background and production==
 
The inspiration for ''A Walk to Remember'' was Nicholas Sparks' sister, Danielle Sparks Lewis, who died of cancer in 2000. In a speech he gave after her death in [[Berlin]], the author admits that "In many ways, Jamie Sullivan was my younger sister". The plot was inspired by her life; Danielle met a man who wanted to marry her, "even when he knew she was sick, even when he knew that she might not make it".<ref>{{cite web| last=Sparks| first=Nicholas| authorlink=Nicholas Sparks (author)| title=Background information on ''A Walk to Remember'', from a speech given in Berlin, Germany for Heyne Verlag| year=2000| url=http://www.nicholassparks.com/LearnMore.asp?MovieID=8#| accessdate=2007-07-12}}</ref> Both the book and film are dedicated to Danielle Sparks Lewis.
 
 
It was filmed in [[Wilmington, North Carolina]] at the same time that ''[[Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood]]'' (2002) and the TV show ''[[Dawson's Creek]]'' were being filmed there. Many of the sets were from ''[[Dawson's Creek]]'' (1998) - particularly the school, hospital and Landon's home.<ref name="DVDCommentary">{{cite video| people=[[Adam Shankman]]| title="A Walk to Remember" DVD Commentary| date=2002| accessdate=2011-02-25}}</ref> The total shooting time was only 39 days, despite Mandy Moore being able to only work 10 hours a day because she was a minor.<ref name="DVDCommentary"/> [[Daryl Hannah]], who wore a brown wig as her character, had received a collagen injection in her lips, which went awry and caused noticeable swelling. By the end of filming, however, the symptoms were less obvious.<ref>{{cite web| last=Shankman| first=Adam| title=Interview with Adam Shankman, Director of "A Walk to Remember" by Rebecca Murray and Fred Topel| url=http://movies.about.com/library/weekly/aa010902c.htm| accessdate=2007-08-27}}</ref>
 
 
==Release==
 
===Critical response===
 
{{Anchor|Reception}}
 
The film was met with generally negative reviews from critics. [[Rotten Tomatoes]] gives the film a score of 27% based on reviews from 102, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 10.<ref>{{cite web| title=A Walk to Remember
 
|url= http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/walk_to_remember|work=''[[Rotten Tomatoes]]| accessdate=2007-07-12}}</ref>
 
''[[Entertainment Weekly]]'' retitled the film "''A Walk to Forget''".<ref>{{cite web| last=Kepnes| first=Caroline| title=Reviews — A Walk to Remember| date=2002-07-12| url=http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,305226,00.html| accessdate=2007-07-12}}</ref> ''[[Time (magazine)|Time]]'' named it one of the top 10 worst [[chick flick]]s.<ref>{{cite web|last=Romero|first=Frances|title=Top 10 Worst Chick Flicks - A Walk to Remember|url= http://entertainment.time.com/2010/05/26/top-10-worst-chick-flicks/?slide=a-walk-to-remember#a-walk-to-remember|work=[[Time (magazine){{!}}Time]]|accessdate=March 28, 2012|date=May 26, 2010}}</ref>
 
 
''A Walk to Remember'' found a warmer reception with the general public, particularly in the Christian community due to the film's moral values; as one reviewer approvingly noted, "The main character is portrayed as a Christian without being [[psychopathic]] or [[holier-than-thou]]".<ref>{{cite document| last=Overstreet| first=Jeffrey| title=A Walk to Remember| publisher=''Christianity Today''| date=January 23, 2002| url= http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/reviews/walktoremember.html
 
| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20080503054047/http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/reviews/walktoremember.html
 
| archivedate=2008-05-03| postscript=<!--None-->}}</ref>
 
[[Roger Ebert]] praised Mandy Moore and Shane West for their "quietly convincing" acting performances.<ref>{{cite news| last=Ebert| first=Roger| authorlink=Roger Ebert| title=A Walk to Remember
 
| date=2002-01-25| url= http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20020125/REVIEWS/201250306/1023
 
| accessdate=2007-07-12| work=Chicago Sun-Times}}</ref>
 
 
Despite the bad reviews, the movie was praised by audiences, has over 9 million likes on its [[Facebook]] page, has 79% score from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, and holds a score of 7.1 on the Internet Movie Database.
 
 
===Box office===
 
The film opened at No. 3 at the U.S. box office raking in $12,177,488 in its opening weekend, behind ''[[Snow Dogs]]'' and ''[[Black Hawk Down (film)|Black Hawk Down]]''.
 
 
Even though not a critical success, it was a modest box office hit, earning $41,281,092 in the [[United States]] alone,<ref>{{cite web| title=A Walk to Remember.| url=http://www.hollywood.com/movie/A_Walk_to_Remember/420885| publisher=''[[Hollywood.com]]''| accessdate=2007-07-12| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20070705021317/http://www.hollywood.com/movie/A_Walk_to_Remember/420885| archivedate= 5 July 2007 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref> and a [[sleeper hit]] in [[Asia]]. The total revenue generated worldwide was $47,494,916.
 
 
==Awards==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
!align="left"|Year
 
!align="left"|Ceremony
 
!align="left"|Category
 
!align="left"|Result
 
|-
 
|align="left"|2002
 
|align="left"|[[MTV Movie Awards]]
 
|align="left"|[[MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance|Best Breakthrough Female Performance]]
 
|align="left"|'''Won''' (Mandy Moore)
 
|-
 
|align="left"|2002
 
|align="left"|[[Teen Choice Awards]]
 
|align="left"|Choice Breakout Performance - Actress
 
|align="left"|'''Won''' (Mandy Moore)
 
|-
 
|align="left"|2002
 
|align="left"|[[Teen Choice Awards]]
 
|align="left"|Choice Chemistry
 
|align="left"|'''Won''' ([[Mandy Moore|Moore]]/[[Shane West|West]])
 
|-
 
|align="left"|2002
 
|align="left"|[[MYX Music Awards]]
 
|align="left"|Song of the Year
 
|align="left"|'''Won''' ("Cry" by Mandy Moore)
 
|-
 
|align="left"|2011
 
|align="left"|[[Yahoo OMG Awards Philippines]]
 
|align="left"|Best Foreign Romantic Film of 2000s
 
|align="left"|'''Nominated'''
 
|-
 
|align="left"|2011
 
|align="left"|[[Yahoo OMG Awards Philippines]]
 
|align="left"|Favorite Actress of 2000s
 
|align="left"|'''Nominated''' (Mandy Moore)
 
|}
 
 
==Soundtrack==
 
The film's soundtrack features six songs by Mandy Moore and others by acts [[Switchfoot]], [[Rachael Lampa]] and many more.
 
 
The lead song "[[Cry (Mandy Moore song)|Cry]]" was originally released on Moore's second studio album ''[[Mandy Moore (album)|Mandy Moore]]''. The soundtrack also includes two versions of Switchfoot's song "[[Only Hope]]" including the version Moore sang in the film.
 
 
Mandy Moore's manager, Jon Leshay, the musical supervisor for ''A Walk to Remember'', "instantly wanted" Switchfoot's music to be a vital part of the film after hearing them. He later became Switchfoot's manager.<ref>{{cite web| title=Switchfoot Featured in 'A Walk To Remember'| date=2002-01-21| url=http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/interviews/switchfootmovie-0102.html
 
| archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20080412165632/http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/interviews/switchfootmovie-0102.html
 
| archivedate=2008-04-12| accessdate=2007-07-12}}</ref> When they were approached to do the film, the band was unfamiliar with Moore or her music (despite her status as a pop star with several hits on the charts). Before their involvement with ''A Walk to Remember'', Switchfoot was only recognized in their native San Diego and in Contemporary Christian music circles, but have since gained mainstream recognition, with a double platinum album, ''[[The Beautiful Letdown]]'' which included hits such as "[[Meant to Live]]" and "[[Dare You To Move]]".
 
 
===2002 CD Soundtrack Tracklisting===
 
# "[[Dare You To Move]]" - Patrick Loyola
 
# "[[Cry (Mandy Moore song)|Cry]]" - [[Mandy Moore]]
 
# "[[Someday We'll Know]]" - [[Mandy Moore]] and [[Jon Foreman|Jonathan Foreman]] <small>– (Cover of ''[[New Radicals]]'')</small>
 
# "[[Dancing In The Moonlight|Dancin' In The Moonlight]]" - [[Toploader]] <small>– (Cover of ''[[King Harvest]]'')</small>
 
# "[[Learning to Breathe (Switchfoot album)|Learning To Breathe]]" - [[Switchfoot]]
 
# "[[Only Hope]]" - [[Mandy Moore]] as character Jamie Sullivan, with dialogue by [[Shane West]] as character Landon Carter <small>– (Cover of ''[[Switchfoot]]'')</small>
 
# "It's Gonna Be Love" - [[Mandy Moore]]
 
# "You" - [[Switchfoot]]
 
# "If You Believe" - [[Rachael Lampa]]
 
# "No One" - [[Cold (band)|Cold]]
 
# "So What Does It All Mean?" - [[Shane West|West]], Gould, & Fitzgerald
 
# "[[Mother We Just Can't Get Enough|Mother, We Just Can't Get Enough]]" - [[New Radicals]]
 
# "[[Cannonball (The Breeders song)|Cannonball]]" - [[The Breeders]] ''(©2003 Special Expanded Edition Bonus Track)''
 
# "[[Friday On My Mind]]" - Noogie ''(©2003 Special Expanded Edition Bonus Track)''
 
# "[[Empty Spaces]]" - [[Fuel (band)|Fuel]] ''(©2003 Special Expanded Edition Bonus Track)''
 
# "[[Only Hope]]" - [[Switchfoot]]
 
- CD includes multi-media track of [[Mandy Moore]] video "[[Cry (Mandy Moore song)|Cry]]."
 
 
;Complete Listing of Music in the Movie<ref>End Credits, A Walk to Remember, 2002</ref>
 
# "[[Cannonball (The Breeders song)|Cannonball]]" — [[The Breeders]]
 
# "So What Does It All Mean?" — [[Shane West|West]], Gould, & Fitzgerald
 
# "[[Empty Spaces]]" — [[Fuel (band)|Fuel]]
 
# "Lighthouse" — [[Mandy Moore]]
 
# "[[Friday on My Mind]]" — Noogie
 
# "[[Anything You Want]]" — Skycopter 9
 
# "Numb in Both Lips" — Soul Hooligan
 
# "Tapwater" — [[Onesidezero]]
 
# "If You Believe" — [[Rachael Lampa]]
 
# "No Mercy" — Extra Fancy
 
# "No One" — [[Cold (band)|Cold]]
 
# "Enough" — [[Matthew Hager]]
 
# "[[Mother We Just Can't Get Enough|Mother, We Just Can't Get Enough]]" — [[New Radicals]]
 
# "[[Only Hope]]" — [[Mandy Moore]]
 
# "[[Get Ur Freak On]]" — [[Missy Elliott]]
 
# "Flood" — [[Jars of Clay]]
 
# "[[Dancing In The Moonlight|Dancin' In The Moonlight]]" — [[Toploader]]
 
# "[[Someday We'll Know]]" — [[Mandy Moore]] and [[Jon Foreman|Jonathan Foreman]]
 
# "[[Learning to Breathe (Switchfoot album)|Learning to Breathe]]" — [[Switchfoot]]
 
# "[[All Mixed Up (311 song)|All Mixed Up]]" — [[311 (band)|311]]
 
# "[[Dare You To Move]]" — [[Switchfoot]]
 
# "You" — [[Switchfoot]]
 
# "It's Gonna Be Love" — [[Mandy Moore]]
 
# "[[Only Hope]]" — [[Switchfoot]]
 
# "[[Cry (Mandy Moore song)|Cry]]" — [[Mandy Moore]]
 
 
==Comparisons to novel==
 
While there are many similarities to the novel by [[Nicholas Sparks (author)|Nicholas Sparks]], many changes were made. On his personal website, Sparks explains the decisions behind the differences. For example, he and the producer decided to update the setting from the 1950s to the 1990s, worrying that a film set in the 50s would fail to draw teens. "To interest them," he writes, "we had to make the story more contemporary." To make the update believable, Landon's pranks and behavior are worse than they are in the novel; as Sparks notes, "the things that teen boys did in the 1950s to be considered a little 'rough' are different than what teen boys in the 1990s do to be considered 'rough.'"
 
 
Sparks and the producer also changed the play in which Landon and Jamie appear. In the novel, Hegbert wrote a Christmas play that illustrated how he once struggled as a father. However, due to time constraints, the sub-plot showing how he overcame his struggles could not be included in the film. Sparks was concerned that "people who hadn't read the book would question whether Hegbert was a good father", adding that "because he is a good father and we didn't want that question to linger, we changed the play."<ref>{{cite web| last=Sparks| first=Nicholas| authorlink=Nicholas Sparks (author)| title=Nicholas Sparks on the Movie Adaptation of A Walk to Remember| url=http://www.nicholassparks.com/Novels/AWalkToRemember/Movie.html
 
| archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20080417085418/http://www.nicholassparks.com/Novels/AWalkToRemember/Movie.html
 
| archivedate=2008-04-17| accessdate=2007-07-12}}</ref>
 
 
A significant difference is that at the end of the novel, unlike the film, it is ambiguous whether Jamie died even though during the 1950s cancer meant death. Sparks says that he had written the book knowing she would die, yet had "grown to love Jamie Sullivan", and so opted for "the solution that best described the exact feeling I had with regard to my sister at that point: namely, that I hoped she would live."<ref>{{cite web| last=Sparks| first=Nicholas| authorlink=Nicholas Sparks (author)
 
| title=FAQ on 'A Walk to Remember' - Did Jamie Die?| url=http://www.nicholassparks.com/Novels/AWalkToRemember/FAQ.html#1
 
| archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20080416040410/http://www.nicholassparks.com/Novels/AWalkToRemember/FAQ.html#1
 
| archivedate=2008-04-16| accessdate=2007-07-12}}</ref>
 
 
==Other Media==
 
 
In the [[HBO]] television series ''[[Entourage (TV series)|Entourage]]'' the character of [[Vincent Chase]] was credited as having a small supporting role in the film. In the fictional ''Entourage'' universe, Chase has an on set relationship with Mandy Moore during the filming of ''A Walk to Remember''.
 
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist|30em}}
 
 
==External links==
 
* {{Official website|http://www2.warnerbros.com/walktoremember/main.html}}
 
* {{IMDb title|0281358|A Walk to Remember}}
 
* {{Allmovie title|259132|A Walk to Remember}}
 
* {{Rotten Tomatoes|walk_to_remember|A Walk to Remember}}
 
* {{Mojo title|walktoremember|A Walk to Remember}}
 
 
{{Nicholas Sparks}}
 
{{Adam Shankman}}
 
 
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