PG | | Drama, Romance
The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.
Much of the movie's soundtrack includes music from the band Switchfoot, who, at the time, were really only recognized in their native San Diego and in Contemporary Christian music circles. Mandy Moore was a huge fan of the band and had a great deal of influence in their participation on the film. When they were approached to do the film, however, the members really had no idea who Moore was and were not familiar with her music (despite her status as a pop star with several hits on the charts). Once they came on board, they contributed four existing tracks to the soundtrack. In addition, lead singer Jon Foreman recorded a duet with Mandy Moore, "Someday We'll Know." Moore also sings a version of the Switchfoot song "Only Hope" during the play in the film.
Is he here yet?
When Eric drops Landon off at the school for his first play rehearsal, Eric hands Landon his crutches as he's getting out of the car but in the next shot, Landon is getting out again.
There were several scenes (36) cut out of the film to earn a PG rating in place of PG-13 and several lines of dialogue was dubbed over.
$12,177,488 (USA) (27 January 2002)
$41,227,069 (USA) (28 April 2002)