Adopts a breezy anti-cynicism as a pose, and then spends the rest of the time failing in the most spectacular way to competently execute it.
| Original Score: 5/10
Too-syrupy re-tread of Love Story.
| Original Score: 2/5
This realist fairy tale of impossible love has a fair amount of nuance and charm.
It's an overwrought teen weepy, Terms of Endearment for the TRL crowd.
This is a great romantic tearjerker.
| Original Score: 3/4
A shameless, compassionate tearjerker about hope, inspiration and courage.
| Original Score: 4/5
For anyone under 13, free from cynicism and with a need to believe that 17 year-old boys aren't just after one thing, maybe this film rocks.
Succeeds modestly as a teen movie. Expect anything else from it and you'll be disappointed.
| Original Score: 6/10
An adolescent romance we've seen a million times before.
A monstrosity of a movie that I am all too eager to forget.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
Those raised on idealized romances (the Ken and Barbie kind) where love conquers all will no doubt love this sappy tale.
| Original Score: 1/4
[A] wretched teen dramedy.
A kind of low-rent version of Love Story with overt religious overtones...
| Original Score: 2.5/5
'No one was expecting Remains of the Day but this film could have been more than just a Dawson's Creek stop gap.'
Wholly un-groundbreaking, deeply conservative, increasingly sentimental, but reflecting some of the best of those qualities.
| Original Score: C+
This horrific teen romance-cum-weepie is best watched from between your fingers, or from under your seat, or perhaps standing outside the cinema looking in the opposite direction.
Director Shankman ditches character development in favour of delivering an exploitative date movie and dubiously conservative moral lesson.
Mandy Moore only has herself to blame for choosing such a tooth-rottingly sentimental weepie as this.
Seeing as how it's based on a weepy Nicholas Sparks novel, it's not surprising that this teen romantic drama is an almost unbearably weepy film.
A sermonizing and lifeless paean to teenage dullards.