When we were like 18 or 19 (BABIES!), I made Jon watch A Walk To Remember. He’d never seen it. Pretty sure I had the movie on and credits already rolling when he came over, forcing him into the situation. I’m a sneaky b-hole like that.
So we’re watching the movie on my laptop - seriously watching it, not even making out or anything! - and we’re like 65 minutes in. We know Mandy Moore has leukemia, Shane West is sexy-crying to the Switchfoot, the whole darn thing, and Jon turns to me…
Totally sincere, without sarcasm. He looks puzzled.
“So when does Bruce Willis show up?”
I hit reach over, slowly, and hit pause.
To this day, we don’t know what movie he thought he was watching.
He doesn’t know. I don’t know. No one knows!!!! And believe me, I asked!
“What do you know about this movie?”
“Is it the title?”
“Are you thinking of Armageddon?”
“Do you think there’s going to be a twist and she falls in love with Bruce Willis?!”
Imagine watching A Walk To Remember and WAITING, no, ANTICIPATING, an appearance from Bruce Willis. And like, I get his confusion. If you were operating under the assumption that Bruce Willis was going to be in A Walk To Remember, it would be super weird for him to show up after 75 minutes. Who would he even be at that point? A doctor?
And, as a big star, wouldn’t he have made it onto the DVD cover?
We’ve dissected this a thousand times and we’re no closer to the truth.