Typical. Typical. Typical.
This was all that was going on in my mind as I watched “The Longest Ride.” Well, except for Scott Eastwood’s piercing blue eyes and his undeniably steamy body. Trust me. There was a lot of steam.
First of all, “The Longest Ride” has absolutely nothing to do with the song “Save a horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Just to clear it up. All though, maybe a scene or two would make one think otherwise.
“The Longest Ride” centered around a young man bull rider aiming for a glorious spot in the world finals. Eastwood played Luke Collins, the ambitious bull rider, surprisingly well. I could feel the tension in his face before he risked his life each time as he sat on a bull. It is refreshing to know that the actor has more than just a pretty face.
Britt Robertson played Sophia Danko, an aspiring art curator, who tries hard to stay away from an uncommittable relationship with Luke but fails at her attempts. Then again, with Eastwood as Luke, who would not? All though, the film did not provide a challenging role for Robertson, she did play a relatable role well.
The parallel story within the film was the best thing that happened to that movie. It was beautiful, heartfelt, and timeless. The actors Jack Huston and Oona Chaplin were remarkable and they definitely were the scene stealers.
Basically, the parallel story dragged the modern mess throughout most of the movie until it ended, causing the plot to fall apart.
As far as the camera angles go, it was an average film. Although, the loud noise, that pierced my ears, took me out of the theater seat and into the rowdy bull riding stadium. It was quite the experience except for the fact that my eardrums almost exploded.
Now, to the important question. Is this movie worth your time? Well, if you are a Nicholas Sparks lover, maybe it is. If you are not, save yourself from an unrealistic two and a half hours.
There was humor, cute “aw” moments, Eastwood’s breathtaking wink, and the typical Spark’s love story with a disappointing end.
Basically, this is a “one-time-watch” movie. I will not be planning “The Longest Ride” movie night at least one friday of each month like I do for the “Notebook.” Just kidding. I do not do that. Maybe just a few times a year.