Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Behind every great love is a great story Adapted from Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel and directed by Nick Cassavetes (the son of legendary director John Cassavettes) A sweeping love story told by a man reading from his faded notebook (James Garner) to a woman in a nursing home (Gena Rowlands - real-life mother of Nick Cassavetes) 'The Notebook' follows the lives of two North Carolina teens from very different worlds (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) Though her upbringing takes place in an antebellum mansion and he grew up in the kind of house where musicians strum on the porch that doesn't stop Noah and Allie from spending one incredible summer together before they are separated first by her parents and then by WWII After the war is over everything is different Allie is engaged to a successful businessman and Noah lives alone with his 200-year-old house that he lovingly restores But when Allie reads a newspaper article about Noah's handiwork She knows that she's got to find him and make a decision once and for all about the path her life - and her love - must take Actors Ryan Gosling Rachel McAdams James Garner Gena Rowlands James Marsden Sam Shepard David Thornton Joan Allen Kevin Connolly Tim Ivey & Starletta DuPois Director Nick Cassavetes Certificate 15 years and over Year 2004 Screen Widescreen 2351 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (51) Subtitles English Duration 2 hours and 3 minutes (approx)
Sweeping romance directed by Nick Cassavetes, set in a small coastal town in the American South - partly in the 1940s, and partly in the present day. In the present day scenes, an elderly man (James Garner) reads from a faded notebook to an old woman (Gena Rowlands) whom he regularly visits at her nursing home. As he reads, a passionate love story unfolds about a young couple - Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton (played in flashback scenes by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) - whose fledgling love affair was abruptly ended by circumstances and the sudden outbreak of World War 2. But although fate drives the young couple apart, they continue to be haunted by memories of their affair, and when Noah returns from the war seven years later, he realises that he cannot forget the promises they made to one other - despite the fact that Allie is engaged to be married to another man.
Average Rating for The Notebook  - 4 out of 5
(based on 3 user reviews)
The Notebook Marie Hawthorne
The Notebook is simply beautiful. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling are exceptional actors with such a talent to portray love in many different ways because it shows Noah and Allie fighting aswell as being completely in love. They show that love will come through in the end.
After reading the book I felt the film could not top it. But it certainly did and exceeded my expectations.
The film is extremely emotive and the ending emphasises this. Allie's disease is portrayed in a respectful and truthful way. There are moments of pure excellence like the scene in the lake with all the swans and the ending when James Garner and Gena Rowlands are lying in bed.
It hightlights that there is true love to be found for everyone and it proves that you should never give up on your love. The character of Noah was inspirational. He has such a fighting and kind spirit that I was left inspired and very emotional.
It is the most romantic film I have ever and I would recommend it to everyone because even my boyfriend enjoyed it. I recommended it to my friends and they loved it too.
It is a simple, classic romantic movie that will make you laugh and cry.
The Notebook Dean Hodgson
One of the most moving films I have ever seen! I've got to admit, I'm not really a soppy person, and I wouldn't usually watch movies like this, but the amount of people that had told me that I 'needed' to se this film, I thought maybe I'd give it a shot. And I must say that I'm very glad that I did. It was one of the most romantic movies I've seen in a while, and it has a lot of classic tear-jerking moments in it. I haven't actually read the book to it yet, but I think I will most definately be on the lookout for it now! If you haven't yet seen this movie, then get out and rent or buy it! Give it a shot!
The Notebook Helen Clarke
The Notebook is a beautifully created movie. After I saw a walk to remember, I read all of Nicholas Sparks"s books. When I came across the Notebook I hope that they would create a movie about it, because the story touched my heart.
When I realised my dream had come true I was not disappointed, this movie has portrayed the book so well and you will fall in love with the characters from the start.
This movie really shows that love can conquer all and if you keep hope alive, life might just surprise you.
I defiantly recommend this movie, if you want a warm hearted beautiful movie which will bring a tear to your eye.
I also recommend reading the book just to get a deeper clue of what the characters are thinking and feeling through this amazingly romantic movie.
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