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Behind Every Great Love is a Great Story.
|As teenagers, Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind courtship that soon blossoms into tender intimacy. The young couple is quickly separated by Allie's upper class parents who insist that Noah isn't right for her. Several years pass, and, when they meet again, their passion is rekindled, forcing Allie to choose between her soul mate and class order. This beautiful tale has a particularly special meaning to an older gentleman (James Garner) who regularly reads the timeless love story to his aging companion (Gena Rowlands).|
Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook is at once heartwarming and heartbreaking and will capture you in its sweeping and emotional force.
"A lovely surprise. Ripe with feeling and lush with physical beauty, it's a love story that swings confidently between age and youth... Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"The best love story I have seen in years. Larry King, Larry King Live
"...well worth the risk of diabetic shock for the sake of superb acting that transcends its teary milieu. Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"...absorbing, sweet and powerfully acted...a film about falling in love and looking back on it, and it avoids many of the genre's syrupy dangers. Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
Editor's NoteBased on the celebrated novel by Nicholas Sparks, THE NOTEBOOK tells the story of a young couple who overcome insurmountable odds to experience the true power of love. In a modern-day nursing home, a kindhearted man (James Garner) reads a tender story to another patient (Gena Rowlands). The story begins during one glorious summer in small-town South Carolina in the early 1940s. Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) is a blue-collar log-mill worker who courts the wealthy and sheltered Allie Nelson (Rachel McAdams). Before long, sparks are flying and the pair is in love. But eventually Allie's snobby parents force their separation, and when World War II arrives, Noah heads overseas to serve his country. In the meantime, Allie becomes a nurse and falls for another man (James Marsden), to Noah's dismay. Nonetheless, he buys and fixes up the mansion he promised Allie he would one day restore, and when he and Allie reunite just before her wedding, their love blossoms once again. Decades later, in the nursing home, the story reaches its heartfelt conclusion. Directed with extreme sensitivity by Nick Cassavetes (son of costar Gena Rowlands), THE NOTEBOOK is aided immensely by the naturalistic performances of Gosling and McAdams, whose chemistry is palpable.
Cast & Crew
|Robert Fraisse - Director of Photography|
|Lynn Harris - Producer|
|Aaron Zigman - Composer|
|Avram Butch Kaplan - Executive Producer|
|Mark Johnson - Producer|
|Jeremy Leven - Screenwriter|
|Jan Sardi - Screenwriter|
|Nicholas Sparks - Source Writer|
|Tobias Emmerich - Executive Producer|
|Nick Cassavetes - Director|
MTV Award (2005)
|Rachel McAdams, Nominee, Best Female Performance|
|Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, Winner, Best Kiss|