“A Walk to Remember” teaches us the values of love, forgiveness, and mercy. It enlightens the story of teens with uprightness and purpose, of teens that stand up for what is right.
It tells the story of going against the mob, of not losing into peer pressure.
Jamie is a star-gazing, Bible-toting preacher’s daughter, who, because of her strict Baptist upbringing, wears mostly loose-fitting dresses and sweaters.
Landon, in contrast, is an angry young man with a mean treatment for those who belong to unpopular crowd. He initially considers Jamie so prim and bookish.
Until he gets to know her: A sweet, determined person who doesn’t care what people think. Someone who has faith in God. And Landon, despite the mocking and behavior of his friends, finds himself not only falling for Jamie, but standing up for her when she needs it most.
The main lesson of this film is this familiar passage of Scripture which plays an essential role in giving the message of the story:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, NIV).
Why is it recommended to watch, especially for teenagers?
- It will make young girls realized that by sticking to your morals and staying chaste, you can get an amazing guy.
- Love needs sacrifices.
- Demonstrates the value of looking deeper inside of people and finding the good on them.
- Showing mercy to those who might not deserve it instead of judging them is the right thing to do.
- Forgiveness instead of wrath will give someone peace.