The Movie: The Notebook

August 2, 2010 § 5 Comments

Title/ Year: The Notebook (2004)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Writers: Jeremy Leven (Screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (Novel)
Cast: Ryan Gosling ( Young Noah), Rachel McAdams (Young Allie), James Garner (Duke), Gena Rowlands (Old Allie)
Duration: 02:03:48
CoffeeNCrackers Meter: 4 cups of Coffee

Plot Summary

The Notebook begins with a man in a nursing home, reading a story to a woman. The story is about two young lovers, Allie Hamilation and Noah Calhoun, who meet one day at a carnival. Althought the two are falling in love, Allie’s parents forbid the relationship and move Allie away.After waiting for any sign (such as letters) from Noah from years, Allie meets Lon and becomes engaged. However, Allie still has feelings for Noah. Despite her commitment for Lon, Allie decides to visit Noah to see how he’s doing after seeing his picture in the newspaper in front of a house he said he was going to restore (and did). It soon becomes apparent that they have feeling for each other. Allie now has to choose between Lon, the man she had already scheduled to marry, or Noah, the man who she subconsciously wants.

My Thought
Seriously, I don’t know bout that guy who played Noah at all. His acting was not bad and not that great either, but thanks to Rachel McAdams, she made the story a lot better. She’s a great actress, yeah, I know. Well, I keep on guessing, you know between Noah and Lon ( is he the Cyclops guy? ) which one of ’em is the old man, Duke who read the story to Allie? But yeah, I guess it right after all. I think it’s hard for Duke to keep on waiting for his wife Allie, who’s experiencing the “senile dementia” disease, kind of Alzheimer’s disease where the  brain cells are degenerated and caused senility to come back to him. To make her remembers him back. I just can’t imagine how the world would be if all my memories is taken away from me. And I don’t really know what to do, when my beloved persons, my mother, or my granny, or wife, (in future) or my siblings have the same disease (They won’t, God will). Just imagine when you come home to see your mother, and when you meet her then she asks you “who are you?”. How do you answer that? It’s difficult right. But love will never bring us apart. It always keeps us close together no matter what are the circumstances. =b Oh, one thing that I don’t understand, why is the title is The Notebook after all? I’ll read the book to find it out! Ciao…
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