YMMV: A Walk to Remember
- Adaptation Displacement: Was a book with a somewhat different plot.
- Covered Up: What some people think of "Only Hope".
- Crowning Moment of Awesome: In the movie when some of Landon's friends Photoshop Jamie's head onto the body of a porn star. When he finds out, Landon walks over to one of his guy friends and slugs him in the face, knocking him over.
- Enforced Method Acting: During the production, the actors playing Mandy Moore's classmates were told to distance themselves from her for a period of time, so she would feel unpopular and unliked. According to Mandy Moore, it didn't go as planned, as they caught up and became close when they were told they could be civil to her.
- Heartwarming In Hindsight: At the end of the movie, the previously aimless Landon is studying to become a doctor. His actor, Shane West, ends up playing a doctor on ER.
- Hollywood Homely: There's no way that anybody could look at Mandy Moore and call her "plain" or "ugly."
- Purity Sue: Jamie is a canon example.