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The Longest Ride

Based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks,the movie centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, The Longest Ride explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

“The film never gains traction on the shifting sands of its premise and fails to achieve even the less-than-lofty pinnacle of sudsy melodrama.” James Berardinelli -ReelViews

“A chance to check out up-and-coming actors in cloyingly calculated performances” Todd McCarthy┬á -The Hollywood Reporter