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The Notebook (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 June 2004 (USA)
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A young journalist looses his diary on his walk home. It is later returned to him by the girl who found it.Through late night talks and revealing secrets, it is discovered that this pair is a match made in heaven.

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Nick Cassavetes

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Jeremy Leven (screenplay), Jan Sardi (adaptation), 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Ivey Tim Ivey ...
Gena Rowlands Gena Rowlands ...
Starletta DuPois Starletta DuPois ...
James Garner James Garner ...
Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas ...
Ed Grady Ed Grady ...
Renée Amber Renée Amber ...
Jennifer Echols Jennifer Echols ...
Geoffrey Knight Geoffrey Knight ...
Kevin Connolly Kevin Connolly ...
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Ryan Gosling Ryan Gosling ...
Heather Wahlquist Heather Wahlquist ...
Sara Tuffington
Rachel McAdams Rachel McAdams ...
Andrew Schaff Andrew Schaff ...
Matthew Jamison III
Matt Shelly Matt Shelly ...
Seabrook Boy
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In a nursing home, resident Duke reads a romance story for an old woman who has senile dementia with memory loss. In the late 1930s, wealthy seventeen year-old Allie Hamilton is spending summer vacation in Seabrook. Local worker Noah Calhoun meets Allie at a carnival and they soon fall in love with each other. One day, Noah brings Allie to an ancient house that he dreams of buying and restoring and they attempt to make love but get interrupted by their friend. Allie's parents do not approve of their romance since Noah belongs to another social class, and they move to New York with her. Noah writes 365 letters (A Year) to Allie, but her mother Anne Hamilton does not deliver them to her daughter. Three years later, the United States joins the World War II and Noah and his best friend Fin enlist in the army, and Allie works as an army nurse. She meets injured soldier Lon Hammond in the hospital. After the war, they meet each other again going on dates and then, Lon, who is wealthy and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Behind every great love is a great story.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diario de una pasión See more »

Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£309,507 (UK) (25 June 2004)

Gross:

$64,286 (USA) (31 October 2014)
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2.35 : 1
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Other actresses besides Rachel McAdams who are rumored to have been under consideration for the role of Allie included Ashley Judd, Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon. See more »

Goofs

Vintage scene with modern wood: during the riverside rope swing scene (circa 1940) there is a momentary glimpse in the foreground of a "telephone pole" style dock piling. Such pilings existed then, but the wood's all-around light green coloration is distinctive of modern "treated" wood soaked in chromated copper arsenate (CCA). A 30's pole should have been brown or weathered-gray (or, if creosote-soaked, black). CCA-treated wood didn't become commercially available until at least 40 years after when the scene was meant to be. In the mid-late 2000's some municipalities began banning the green toxic wood preservative. See more »

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[first lines]
Nurse Selma: Excuse me. Come on, honey, let's get you ready for bed
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An Heartwarming movie that makes your insides go mushy with emotions!!!
3 January 2005 | by James Lamont (jameslamont) (London, England) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie with the misconception of thinking this was just another typical romantic movie, but I was very impressed by this film and the themes portrayed in this movie were handled in a great way.

This movie will have you feeling happy and joyful and the scenery is just brilliant. You will feel like you are part of the characters, and you will care about them throughout the whole movie.

The movie gallops in speed as we are absorbed into the great plot and brilliant acting of all the cast involved. Ryan Gosling is brilliant as the shy and quiet Noah, and Rachael McAdams is superbly beautiful as the star of the movie, Allie.

As I said earlier in my review, I did go into the movie not expecting much and that was because I thought it was a typical "boy loves girl" movie which are sometimes just too predictable. Don't get me wrong, they are some good Romantic movies that pull it off very well, but there are simply too many in that particular genre.

The best thing about this movie was the depth of the plot and the actors playing their characters so well. The supporting cast were good, and James Marsden deserves a mention for managing to pull of a hard role as the "rich man" well. Another plus point about this movie was the great script, and you did not see too many "cliches" which is always a good sign in a Romance movie.

It does not matter whether you love romantic movies or hate them, this is NOT just a romantic movie it is so more than that. By the end of the movie you will feel a whole heap of emotions. You will be talking about this movie for a long time.

The only bad part about this movie is the length, which I think could be shortened a bit but on the whole this was a superb movie which is well worth a watch.

Go and Watch this! Amazing movie which will have you brimming with joy.

9 1/2 out of 10


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