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The Notebook (2004)
Drama,Romance
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...
Tim Ivey Rower
Gena Rowlands Allie Calhoun
Starletta DuPois Nurse Esther
James Garner Duke
Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas Nurse Keith
Ed Grady Harry
Renée Amber Nurse at Counter
Jennifer Echols Nurse Selma
Geoffrey Knight Barker
Kevin Connolly Fin
Ryan Gosling Noah Calhoun
Heather Wahlquist Sara Tuffington
Rachel McAdams Allie Hamilton
Andrew Schaff Matthew Jamison III
Matt Shelly Seabrook Boy
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Producer: Lynn Harris,Mark Johnson
Writer: Nicholas Sparks,Jan Sardi
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 performances.

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 credits.

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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Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
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Movie
Imdb rating: 8.0
Musician: Aaron Zigman
Running time: 123 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3