Parents' Guide to

A Walk to Remember

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Syrupy, predictable tale has some cursing, mature themes.

Movie PG 2002 101 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 11+

Pulled my heartstrings

Rather predictable plot and character development, but nonetheless a very heartfelt movie that warrants a watch. I also happen to relate to the deuteragonist very strongly, personality wise. I was very touched by this love story.
age 17+

A beautiful romance drama!

A Walk To Remember, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore. They both have very strong chemistry so their acting looks natural and nothing is exaggerated. Starting from the film, now the film A Walk to Remember players reunite and have a romance in real life. In this film there is no element of expressing love by having sex only a kiss and for me that is normal for western culture. This film also provides a lesson that not always someone's bad past will be bad in the end, some people can change for the better when he has found the right person. This film is worth watching for teenagers and I highly recommend it to you guys.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (57 ):

There's nothing here that anyone over the age of 15 hasn't seen a dozen times. Tweens may swoon but parents will just see a syrupy re-tread of Love Story set in a Beaufort, North Carolina high school. Some of the overly familiar situations include the plain girl who loosens her hair and turns out to be beautiful, the reunion with the estranged father, and that old favorite, movie star's disease, in which the actress becomes more beautiful as she gets sicker. The direction, cinematography, and performances are barely adequate, but the Beaufort setting is lovely and the movie manages a couple of affecting moments. But A WALK TO REMEMBER is a movie to forget.

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