'Longest Ride' star Britt Robertson: 'I've always had a connection with an older generation'

April 1, 2015 1:15 PM

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'Longest Ride' star Britt Robertson: 'I've always had a connection with an older generation'

Directed by George Tillman Jr., the film follows two parallel love stories – the contemporary courtship of Robertson's college student Sophia and Scott Eastwood's professional bull-rider Luke, and the decades-long marriage of Ira and Ruth. The stories intersect when Luke and Sophia rescue Alan Alda's elderly Ira after a car crash. As Ira recuperates from his injuries, Sophia reads him the love letters he wrote to Ruth over the years, allowing the older couple's courtship, trials and triumphs to unfold through flashbacks where Jack Huston plays a younger Ira and Oona Chaplin portrays his Ruth.

Told by UPI at a roundtable interview in New York Sunday how refreshing it is to see young characters like Sophia and Luke showing such appreciation for their elders, as well as for the rapidly disappearing tradition of letter-writing, Robertson revealed, "I have a really great relationship with my ...

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