Movie review: 'The Longest Ride' is romantic for about 8 seconds

April 14, 2015 5:17 PM

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The outrageously drawn-out saga of whether or not a young woman will take an internship, "The Longest Ride" pushes the City Girl/Country Boy dynamic to unintentionally hilarious extremes. She loves art! He rides bulls! How the heck are future hair models Sophia (Britt Robertson) and Luke (Scott Eastwood) going to make this work, especially when she's leaving North Carolina for New York in less than two months - which on screen seems to total 627 days?

Luke's flower-buying Southern gentleman ways apparently are such a rarity at Wake Forest University that when he picks up New Jersey-native Sophia, her sorority sisters squeal and shout, "I want a cowboy!" Moronic bull-riding commentators call him "easy on the eyes and a magician on a bull," though ...

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