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 soulmate 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.
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Ratings and Reviews
- Average 5.7/10
- Fresh 93
- Rotten 82
Critics Consensus: It's hard not to admire its unabashed sentimentality, but The Notebook is too clumsily manipulative to rise above its melodramatic cliches.
More sexy stuff than you'd expect for a syrupy romance.
Cast & Crew
- Warner Bros.
- © 2004 New Line Productions, Inc.
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.