As a woman who has always loved a good Romance story, I am no stranger to the magnificence that is Nicholas Sparks. Although sometimes he can be a little cheesy, he knows just when and how to tug on your emotions. I went into this one with normal expectations of a Nicholas Sparks Film. What I mean is, I have my box of tissues next to me, and a hot cup of tea to keep me calm.
Oh this movie was so great. I loved every minute of it. This love story is about two people coming from different worlds that come together. When two people are so completely different, all you have in common is the love you share for each other. Thats when we reach that million dollar question. Is love enough? Would you sacrifice everything you wanted for yourself for the one you love? Following these two couples Sophia, a lover of Art who is moving to Manhattan at the end of the summer, meets striving Bull Rider Luke. Struggling to find how they will fit in each others lives. They meet Ira with his box of memories of his beloved Ruth. Watching these two love stories was so beautiful, and I strongly recommend to lovers of romance. Now if you haven’t seen it, this is where I leave you. The next paragraph will have spoilers.
So oh my goodness… How often this movie brought me to tears goes to show how well the story was written. Sophia and Luke are a great modern version of the city girl falls for the handsome cowboy, and I love them. Their fight to figure out how to be together when each had their own dreams and desires. Each not asking the other to give up on their dream. Until Sophia found out the extent of Luke’s injuries. But Luke was fighting more to prove himself he could do still ride, than the love of winning and becoming the best. Sophia willing to walk away from Art for her Luke, winds up not having to thanks to Ira.
What truly inspired me was the love between Ira and Ruth. The way that Ira loved her, with everything he had. His whole world revolved around her, and nothing made him happier then just being with her. She loved Art so much and drug him around to all these art events, and he loved how much she loved it. So he would buy her all those lovely paintings. sigh…. Then when he discovered he couldn’t give her children, he tried to let her go because he knew how much she wanted them. But Ruth wanted Ira more than the children. Ohh…. I cried. As time went by the craving Ruth had for children grew and grew and eventually she couldn’t take it anymore. When she told Ira she was leaving…. Ira didn’t beg her to stay he just told her that all he has ever wanted from the moment he saw her was for her to be happy. When she walked out the door… I lost it!!!!! Watching him carry on without her was just awful. Oh The agony of having the person you love leave you because they’re unhappy. But Ruth came back and she remembered that Ira was more important to her than having a big family. Ira was all the family she needed. Watching them collecting art and growing old together was so sweet. I loved it. AHH!!!
When Luke bought Ira’s portrait of Ruth he was given the all the beautiful and expensive art that Ruth collected over the years. I cried…. Even in death… His Ruth meant more to him than anything. Ira and Ruth will always hold a special place in my heart. All around it was a great movie. On my star scale, I give this one a 7 out of 10 stars.