I borrowed this 2002 DVD because I’m not inclined to read a Nicholas Sparks novel..
Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) is a preacher’s daughter and a goody-two-shoes. Her mother died when she was very young and her father is very strict with her. Landon Carter (Shane West) is the exact opposite of Jamie. He and his friends like to make fun of Jamie, but not unexpectedly, they are thrown together because of a school play.
They start to fall for each other, and Landon bares all when his friends photoshopped Jamie and caused her a lot of upset. Jamie confides that she has leukemia and has stopped responding to treatment for two years. They spend the summer together. Landon declares that Jamie makes him to want to be a better person.
Four years later, Landon gets into medical school and realises that Jamie has saved his life and taught him everything; that ‘love is like the wind – you can’t see it but you can feel it’.
This is definitely not one of the better movies adapted from a Sparks novel. Even the 25 songs do not help save it.