April 21, 2010
Synopsi The Notebook is an epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to an older, invalid woman whom he regularly visits. From a faded notebook, the old man’s words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths. Though her memory has faded, his words give her the chance to relive her turbulent youth and the unforgettable love they shared.
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).
If real men don’t cry then what does it say about me if a tear comes to my eye every time I watch The Notebook? Okay, I’m not being completely honest with you. The truth is I begin sobbing like a blubbering idiot by the mere sight of the movie’s DVD cover. Having watched this chick flick a few more times than any man would care to admit, I always break down during the scene in the movie where elderly Allie embraces Noah after remembering her past and the love they shared. Their embrace is short lived as she loses her memory again, panics and has to be subdued by the physicians at the nursing home. Knowing me better than anyone else, Jenn giggles a few minutes before their embrace and says, “Hunny…it’s almost here. Close your eyes or leave the room please. Oh, and remember one thing. Read this to me and I’ll come back to you.”
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