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Critical mass: Movie review roundup for April 17

THE LONGEST RIDE (PG)

Directed by: George Tillman Jr..

Starring: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin, Jack Huston.

The pitch: A professional bull rider and a college student in love with art fall in love and try to deal with the reality they are from very different worlds. They get a different look at a man who has loved and lost.

The formula: Get emotional with “The Notebook.” Try to hold back the tears with moments of “Safe Haven.” Let the tears flow with parts of “The Best of Me.”

Go see it: If you love any movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book.

Don’t go see it: If you rather see rodeo riding than a love story.

Bring back the franchise Scott Eastwood looks so much like his father, Clint Eastwood, someone should re-launch the “Dirty Harry” franchise with Scott making our days.

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