The Longest Ride: Filming Locations
The Longest Ride is an American Neo-Western Romantic drama movie that was released on 10 April 2015. Directed by George Tillman Jr., the movie is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name, released in 2013. It was distributed in the theatres by 20th Century Fox. The movie’s lead actor Scott Eastwood won the Teen Choice Award for acting in the film. Actress Britt Robertson was also nominated for the award. The film is a love story of Sophia and Luke, who have very different careers. However, the importance of resolving such issues in relationships is shown to them by an old man named Ira through his own love story.
Where was The Longest Ride Filmed?
The movie was filmed in North Carolina, United States of America. The scenes in which Luke was shown doing his bull riding shows were shot in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Later, the bull riding arena was filmed at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum near 2825 University Parkway in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. The soda shop was shot at Wallace. Ruth and Ira’s flashback scenes were filmed at Caswell Beach, North Carolina, where the couple was seen riding a car at the beach. The rest of the scenes were shot in Wilmington, North Carolina.
When was The Longest Ride Filmed?
The filming of The Longest Ride commenced on 16 June 2014 in Wilmington. The crew was seen in Jacksonville on 28 July 2014, where they shot the bull riding scene. The cinematography of the movie was handled by the Emmy Award nominee David Tattersall who did a commendable job in bringing the movie to life.
The Longest Ride: Ratings
The Longest Ride is a romantic drama film set in the western era. The actors did a good job of portraying their characters in the movie. The plot, however, was criticized. In addition, the film may have become predictable at a point that made some people lose interest. Though the book that inspired the film received positive reviews from its readers, the movie failed to do so.
Nevertheless, it is a good movie that also serves as a reminder that relationships are worth fighting for. The film is rated PG-13 because of its partial nudity and mild war scenes. The Longest Ride has received an average rating of 7 out of 10 on IMDb and an aggregate score of thirty-one percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Google users have given the film 4.8 stars out of five.
The Longest Ride: Cast
The cast ensemble of The Longest Ride includes Scott Eastwood as Luke Collins, Britt Robertson as Sophia Danko, Alan Alda as Ira Levinson, Oona Chaplin as Ruth, Jack Huston as Ira Levinson, Melissa Benoist as Marcia, Lolita Davidovich as Kate Collins, Tiago Riani as Luiz, Barry Ratcliffe as the Auctioneer, Michael Lowry as Luke’s doctor, Elea Oberon as Mrs. Pfeffer, Mark Cabus as Mr. Pfeffer, Kate Forbes as Ira’s mother, Gloria Reuben as Adrienne, Peter Jurasik as Howie Sanders, Amy Parrish as Andrea, Hunter Burke as David Stein, Danny Vinson as Larry Till, and Tracey Bonner as Nurse Wilson.