If you’re anything like me, you may be seeking comfort during these unsettling times in the form of nostalgic TV shows and movies. Mandy Moore definitely gets it and is here with the content you need right now as we start another week of isolation.
The singer-actor and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, have taken to performing music sets on Instagram Live from their home. Moore has been doing songs from her latest (excellent) album, Silver Landings, along with many other classic covers. But on Sunday, April 5, Moore brought out the big guns—emotionally speaking—when she sang “Only Hope” from her famous teen tearjerker, A Walk to Remember.
If for some reason you’ve never seen the movie, based on Nicholas Sparks’s hit novel, it follows the love story of Jamie, the sweet preacher’s daughter who’s battling leukemia, and Landon (Shane West), the popular bad boy forced to join the school play after getting into trouble. You can imagine where things go from there. In one of the movie’s pivotal moments, Landon starts to realize the true depth of his feelings for Jamie as he’s on stage with her during the play. Jamie is famously singing “Only Hope” during this scene—so to hear Moore belt it out again on IG brought on all of the feels.
Check it out for yourself below; it’s beautiful.
Fans were beyond excited.
This scene is super meaningful to Mandy Moore as well. “The most memorable scene [in A Walk to Remember] for me is the school play and singing the song ‘Only Hope,’” she told Entertainment Weekly in 2017. “I remember putting on that beautiful ice blue, silk dress and everyone fawning all over it. It was the first time that I wasn’t in a ratty sweater and an oversized housedress.”
In case you’re now jonesing for a Walk to Remember cry, it’s currently available to rent on Amazon Prime.
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