At first I was skeptical bout this movie. Starring a candy pop superstar and an ex-boy-band hot chunk ? Ough, pleeze... But then, as I watched the movie... it's hard not to fall in love with it. Mandy Moore and Shane West's acts as small town teens Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter were not too bad. As leading roles, they were able to arouse my emotion through the simple-and-not-too-overwhelming scenes. The other actors, especially Peter Coyote, starring as Jamie's father, were natural and upstanding. Perfecting the scenes as the story went by.
It's a story bout two teens. One was a hot popular chunk with hidden anger, searching for self identity. The other was a simple plain girl, low self image and secretive, but has tremendous desire to live. Been at the same schools since kindergarten, but never as friends, they bumped into each other as Landon got himself into trouble and obliged to tutor young student for social work. A reverend daughter and experienced tutoring young children, Jamie was asked for help. She agreed with one condition : don't fall in love with her, and Landon said it's not a problem. Well, obviously and expectedly, they fell in love with each other. Problem arouse as Jamie secretly had leukemia, and wouldn't live long. This part was typical sad-romance movies, but trust me, it's somewhat different from others. Dunno what made it so, but it was brilliant.
There's two scenes that flopped my heart :First, Jamie said one of her dream was to be in two places at one time. Landon crazily drove her out of town and pushed her stand on the street. It was the state border, each of Jamie legs was standing in different state : she was in two places at one time. Second, after Jamie's funeral. Landon said to Reverend Sullivan, "She never had her miracle...". Sullivan answered, "No, she had it. It was you..." I would recommend this movie to all girls and also guys. This is a story about true love and a lesson of life.Moreover, it taught us how to show love.
Love is like the wind. You cannot see it but you can always feel it.