The Longest Ride tells the tale of a star-crossed love affair between Luke (Scott Eastwood), a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia (Britt Robertson), 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.
In practice, this looks like a syrupy-sweet pile of tosh for teenage girls to weep over on Valentine’s Day, but it’s not released until April 10th in the UK and US, so 20th Century Fox have missed that boat, and it’d get overshadowed by Fifty Shades of Grey anyway.
Also caught up in this mess are Jack Huston, Melissa Benoist, Alan Alda, Lolita Davidovich, Peter Jurasik and Oona Chaplin, who was most recently seen in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror: White Christmas.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-sized image:
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