The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride

DVD - 2015
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The star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2015]
Edition: DVD.
Branch Call Number: 791.4365 LONGEST
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 2.0
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps
video file,DVD video,Region 1


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Jun 18, 2019

I quite liked the film as it offered a great deal of insight and thought into what it means to age, to love, and to lose. Alan Alda's character's reflections on his long and largely happy marriage seemed very genuine and wise and the relationship of the two main characters was both heartwarming and also a valuable lesson about the importance of standing true for what you believe in. Very well done.

May 24, 2019



Beautiful, platonic love episodes, thoughtfully conceived and executed!


PG, 14+

I've never considered myself a fan of rom-droms or Nicholas Sparks books, but I was surprised at how much I liked this movie. The story is entirely believable, complex, heart-tugging, without being depressing. There's real chemistry between the two leads. My biggest qualm is the 'finale', which feels rather silly and contrived.

Sep 18, 2017

Really good film. From the story line I thought "cheesy cowboy love story" but it was very engrossing and satisfying, with some valuable life lessons.

Aug 13, 2017

I checked this out to watch young Eastwood and Alan Alda. Bull riding was interesting. Bit too long at 128 minutes.

JCLMargaretO Jul 25, 2017

This movie is everything I was hoping for in a movie “based on a Nicholas Sparks book”. Heartfelt, genuine, and a true to life drama with an actor (Alan Alda) who has more than proved himself on stage and in film. As an added bonus, it was fun to watch two of the special features, “Meet the real bull riders”, and “Luke’s bull riding school”. A great movie with lessons for both young and old.

Jun 02, 2017

it is a beautiful romance movie with a double story of love,sacrifice and commitment. i enjoyed it.

Mar 16, 2017

Beautiful love story. It'll make you teary eyed in places.

Feb 11, 2017

Typical Sparks formulaic sappy romance BUT still enjoyed it. If you can get thru the first part to when Alan Alda shows up, it gets better from there. Oona Chaplin and Jack Huston are quite good in their roles, along with Alda. If not for them, the movie would just be dull and sappy. Scott Eastwood was just eye candy for the ladies really.

Nov 14, 2016

Maybe it's a chick flick. Seemed to me to just be an adolescent romance with a lot of silly females wowing young Eastwood.

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M_ALCOTT Aug 19, 2015

[ Ira, with tears in his eyes, pours his heart out to Ruth, who's about to walk out on him. ]

Ira: "I just need to say something...I need to say something. You know I fell in love with you the first time I saw you. You're just the most amazing, beautiful girl I've ever met, and somehow...I don't know...somehow you chose me. But how I loved you then it's...God... it's nothing compared to how I love you now. And I love you with everything inside me. I think you should go. You see, I love you so much; I just want you to be happy, even if that happiness no longer includes me."

[ Ira and Ruth tearfully embrace and kiss. She leaves. And the scene flashes forward to the present day, where an older Ira is recounting to Sophia the events of the past, while she sits at his bedside. ]

Ira: [to Sophia] "Love requires sacrifice...always."

M_ALCOTT Aug 19, 2015

[In a flashback to May, 25, 1940; Ira walks Ruth home from the synagogue.]

Ruth: "You know, sometimes I think ...What right do I have to be happy when there's so much suffering in the world?"

Ira: "I guess you could say...What right do you have to be unhappy?"

Ruth: "True! You know for a country pumpkin, you're quite philosophical."

[ Ira laughs at being called "a country pumpkin". ]

Ruth: "What?"

Ira: "It's a country bumpkin, not a country pumpkin."

Ruth: "What?"

Ira: "I think I prefer the way you said it."


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Oct 10, 2015

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