Plot of Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride Recreated With Review Quotes
Consequently, The Longest Ride plays like cynical fan service to Sparks' readers, Right on cue, she meets Luke (Scott Eastwood), a gentlemanly But just as sparks are starting to fly, Sophia and Luke come across a crashed Ventana Sur : Hollywood agent urges TV writers to keep pitches local, fresh. The Longest Ride () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more 6 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change when she meets the young. Luke (Scott Eastwood) and Sophia (Britt Robertson) enjoy getting to saying that The Longest Ride conforms to the cliche's of Hollywood romance entirely. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, there is an obstacle, love overcomes.
Sophia grabs the box, and they take him to the hospital. Sophia agrees to stay behind with the elderly gentleman and they part ways as Sophia explained to him earlier that she won't be in town for much longer. While in the waiting room, Sophia opens the box and discovers a lot of letters.
She opens one and finds that it's addressed from a young Ira to his late wife, Ruth. When he's out of surgery, Sophia introduces herself and hands him the box.
The old man is not eating his food so she says she'll read him one of the letters as his eyesight is not a good as it used to be if he eats. While eating we cut to a scene with a young Ira being introduced to a young immigrant Ruth from Austria, at his parents' store; he is at a loss for words. Ira observes her around town but doesn't approach her out of shyness. He finally summons up the courage to approach her with a rose in his hand, but sees another young man talking to her and so throws away the Rose as he walks off, but she sees him as he walks away.
Another day at a joint gathering she approaches him and wonders why he hasn't said "hi" even though he always stares at her, she said it's a shame he threw away the rose.
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In the present day, Sophia asks old Ira if he would like her to read another letter but as he is crying he asks her to do it another time. Sophia comes back to visit old Ira regularly and so the rest of the movie is intertwined with scenes of Ira and Ruth and the present. Luke continues to ride bulls and is shown throughout the movie in a series of competitions climbing the ranks, and his aim is to be number one.
Driving home one day, he notices a picture in his car of young Ira and Ruth and so goes back to the hospital to return the picture to the old man, where he runs into Sophia. As he turns to leave Sophia asks him to go out sometime and he accepts. He tells her he'll take her bull riding, but she agrees to ride a horse. They go home to his ranch and after a day of horseback riding she dares him to a race but before he can stop her she runs right into the lake hidden behind the grass.
He takes her inside to change and have a shower. As she is entering the bathroom, he offers her soup when she gets out. While undressing they both notice that the door is slightly open, so she takes off her clothes slowly making eye contact with him. He joins her, and they have sex in the shower. Ruth and Ira continue courting enjoying dates on the beach and at art galleries.
One day she pulls him into a hotel lobby and shows him an arty picture and explains how beautiful it is and her interpretation of it. He is also shown having dinner with her family one night where we learn that art is looked upon highly in her family.
He proposes to her one day on the beach, and she says that she wants a large family. It is then shown that he is called off to serve in the war; they are both sad, but she promises to wait for him til he returns. While in the middle of the battlefield one of his fellow wounded soldiers calls for help.
Many of his colleagues are hiding in a ditch as shots and bombs are being fired, so they see helping him a suicide mission.
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Ira decides to help against the warning of a colleague. He grabs the wounded soldier but is shot on the way although they both make it to safety. Next he is shown in the hospital, and while he is still alive he is sent home but the reason is not yet known. Upon arriving home he is shown outside Ruth's home but doesn't have the courage to enter. She approaches him in a diner saying that his mom called to tell Ruth that he has been home for a few days, and she is upset as he hasn't called her.
She demands to know why he won't talk to her as she waited all that time for him and wanted to marry him. He reveals that the injury left him unable to have kids and said that he can't give her the family that she wants so she should continue without him.
She says that she loves him and will marry him regardless. On one of their dates he takes her to an open house and asks her if she likes it, she says yes and he reveals the keys in his hands and inside the house he reveals the painting she loved from the hotel lobby. They hang it in the house. Sophia and Luke are now in a relationship. While talking to his mom one day at home, she reveals that his father was also a bull rider who passed away several years ago. Luke rides Bulls as a way to keep the ranch and his mom afloat.
Sophia's boss calls her and tells her that the New York art dealer will be in Charlotte that weekend and asks if she'd be interested in meeting him, she says yes. On leaving to meet the art curator she receives a call from Luke's friend and finds out that he took a rough fall and is in the hospital. She calls her boss to let her know she can't make it this weekend.
While at the hospital, she hears the doctor warn Luke not to ride again, as he was warned against riding after his serious injury for which he has a scar on his chest at the beginning of the movie.
Sophia is concerned as she cares about Luke, and doesn't want him to harm himself, upon being discharged from the hospital she assumes he will stop riding bulls but when he tells her he won't she breaks up with him as she can't be with him if he is harming himself unnecessarily especially after she called her boss to cancel both the meeting this weekend and her upcoming internship so they could be together.
His mom says that he is making a mistake letting her go as she is the rest of his life. When he explains that he does it for his mom, she says she will make it without the ranch and that the only person he is doing it for is himself.
Sophia meets with Ira at his home as he has been discharged from the hospital. She learns that adoption was not as easy in those days so Ruth took a job as a school teacher so she could be around kids.
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Though it is shown that it still isn't enough for her. She notices a kid asleep in class one day and it is obvious that he needs a bath, she visits his home to find that his impoverished half brother looks after for him and neither he nor his wife care much for the boy.
Ruth takes extra care of the boy bringing him home after school and feeding him some days. Ruth and Ira become attached to the boy and look into adopting him, but his half-brother says no. She cries and says there must be another way, but Ira says that his lawyer said there was no other way. This is a small town, and his brother is legal guardian so there is no way they will win in court.
Upon bringing the boy to his family for the last time, she tells him that he can be anything he wants to be a farmer, a scientist a lawyer. Whatever he wants to be as he is a smart young boy. This loss and Ira's level headed approach to the situation is too much for Ruth as she considered the boy a part of their family.
It centers around two separate but similar love stories parted by time. One of the most devastating experiences a book lover can go through is when the book becomes a movie and the portrayal does not comply with the work the film is based off of. Readers should be warned: In the book, Luke Collins and Sophia Danko met at a rodeo in after Luke won the bull riding contest.The Longest Ride Movie Clip "Bull Riding Lesson" - Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood
The moment the film got this scene wrong is when the adaptation took the wrong ride, especially for those who read the book.
Audiences miss what makes Luke a real person. The introduction to this love story is the only one the film got right.
The two love stories collide when Luke and Sophia rescue Ira from his car after it spun off the highway on a rainy night. Ira is much older when the two find him, and he urges Sophia to retrieve a box from his passenger side seat before the car explodes. The wicker box was filled with letters Ira had written to his beloved, late Ruth throughout their marriage.
The letters were a portal Ira used to transport himself back to his longest ride — his life with Ruth. Of course, the story cannot be told on screen like it is in the book — each chapter from the view of one character.