Sophia Danko (Britt Robertson) is finishing up her senior year at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She is studying hard so can leave in two months for an Art internship in New York.
Luke Collins (Scott Eastwood) is just coming off a year on the injury list. A champion bull rider, Luke scores an easy bull and finishes his 8 second ride. But….the bull decides to chase him forcing Luke to climb the fence to escape. He loses his hat and Sophia picks it up to give it back. He tells her to keep it.
Later that night at the bar, Luke spots Sophia (and his hat) taking a break from the madness inside and flirts with her. One thing leads to another and Luke and Sophia become an item….sort of. Remember she is leaving in two months….
One night on the way home from a “date”, they come across an accident and save an old man, Ira Levinson (Alan Alda), and his box of letters. While Luke heads off for a rodeo, Sophia becomes close to Ira and learns about his life as she reads the letters he wrote to his wife, Ruth (Oona Chaplin).
Ira and Ruth’s lives parallel Luke and Sopia’s while Ira helps the two lovers understand what is important and what is not.
“The Longest Ride” is a much better movie than I thought it would be. It is ok for the whole family, but, realistically the parents and/or grandparents are the ones who will enjoy it. It is, after all, a Nicolas Sparks movie.
The ending has a twist that will knock your boots off. Tissues are needed.
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this on Xfinity.
Drive Safe! Never Forget.