>> “The Longest Ride” is based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. Directed by George Tillman Jr., it’s your typical love story between a former champion bull rider, Luke (Scott Eastwood) and Sophia (Brittany Robertson), a college student getting ready to begin her life in New York City working her dream job. In the movie, Luke is seriously injured before meeting Sophia but continues to ride bulls competitively even after his accident. The two are totally different individuals, not really seeing eye-to-eye about each other’s passions but still managing to fall in love. After rescuing an old man named Ira (Alan Alda) from a car wreck, they form a relationship with him, and he shares stories about his relationship with his wife, to which the young couple can relate to. The movie was a bit long and predictable. The acting was average, but like the whole movie, it was expected. But, if you are into this sort of “cheesy” love story, this film is definitely for you.