The Longest Ride
- 2h 9m
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Based on the bestselling book by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, this romantic drama centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job. As conflicting paths test their relationship, they make a fateful connection with an older gentleman, whose memories deeply inspire the young couple.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: The Longest Ride is less manipulative than the average Nicholas Sparks film, but it's still saccharine and hopelessly contrived -- not that it'll matter to the target audience.
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Common Sense Says
Formulaic but still romantic Sparks adaptation gets steamy.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Longest Ride, while somewhat charming, is your standard-issue Nicholas Sparks romance. It tackles some pretty weighty subjects, including death, infertility, and traumatic injuries. The amount of romance/steamy stuff is fairly on par with The Notebook -- in particular, there's a scene featuring a couple having sex in the shower (bare backsides are shown, plus a quick glimpse of her breast from the side/front). Also passionate kissing, other scenes of implied sex, and some cleavage/underwear shots. Swearing includes "bulls--t" and "hell," and there's some social drinking. Since the story involves bull riding, expect some cringe-inducing scenes in which a rider is thrown and injured; there's also a car crash that leaves the driver hurt and bloodied.
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- Release Date:April 10, 2015
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
If purchased in:4K
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