The Notebook (2004)


“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.” – Noah

Number of Times Seen – 2 (3 Jul 2008 and 28 Mar 2018)

Brief Synopsis – An elderly man visits a sick woman in a nursing home daily and reads a story to her about a young couple who fall in love right before World War II.

My Take on it – This is a film that I saw almost a decade ago yet didn’t remember much about it besides the general premise.

They do a wonderful job developing the 4 main characters and eventhough they take their time doing it, we feel so much better knowing so much about their lives.

The cast of this film is superb and features James Garner, Gene Rowlands, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

They all help their respective storylines feel more genuine and realistic which helps us care even more about what will happen to them along the way.

Neither of the two storylines ever feels rushed and the more time we spend with the characters, the more we want to learn about them.

Many people claim that this is the ultimate love story movie but I won’t go that far but it is a very nice romance that helps us believe in the fact that romance can happen at any age.

Bottom Line – Nice story that works because they take the time to develop all of the characters in each of the two timelines.  Great cast that includes Garner, Gosling, McAdams and Rowlands helps make both stories feel very genuine and realistic.  The story takes it time yet the pacing works quite well to keep us interested in what will happen the entire time. Hlps us believe in love no matter your age because it comes across so well. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ryan Gosling prepared for his role by living in Charleston, South Carolina before filming began. For two months, he rowed the Ashley River every morning and built furniture during the day. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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