The Notebook (2004)
USA / English
"Behind every great love is a great story.
"The movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads...
Unabashedly Romantic and Sentimental. It's Storytelling at its Best
This story plays out as Duke, played by James Garner, reads a story
about two young people in the 1940s who fall in love and endure life.
The movie moves between present-day and the 1940s. It is structurally
very similar to "Fried Green Tomatoes", which is also one of my all
time favorite movies.
Unlike "Fried Green Tomatoes", this focuses on young love as it grows
and endures through wars and parental dissent. Sure, the core is the
"Romeo and Juilet" theme, but the way is plays out and the exceptional
charisma that the actors bring to the screen make it feel fresh and not
entirely predictable. This is a deeply romantic movie. If you are
cynical at all about romance, timeless love and dedication to another
person, you may find yourself rolling your eyes a bit. I am not that
cynical about the emotional ties that bind us and I was thoroughly
taken in by the story.
This is such a gentle movie. The characters are very human and very
likable. All of the actors turn in engrossing and compelling
Technically, this movie is exceptional, too. The scenes during the
opening credits is absolutely breathtaking. The editing is very good.
The story is compelling from the opening credits to the closing
My wife and I don't always share the same perspective on movies, but we
agreed on this one. We both loved it immensely. I am certain this will
become part of our permanent collection.
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