Another week, another movie review… this week it was the tear-jerker The Notebook From 2004.
This film is no stranger to the female listeners but for those living under a rock for the past 17 years allow me to fill you in. This is an age-old tale of love and loss and then love again and then loss and then love again. The story is told retrospectively from “Duke” (who is actually Noah [Ryan Gosling]… SPOILER) to Allie (Rachel McAdams) who is all grown up and unfortunately suffering from dementia. Duke/Noah is telling her about the love story of how Noah and Allie met and fell head over heels for each other. A wild twisty romance blossoms and falls apart and the. re-ignites.(Classic romance movie stuff really.)
It is simultaneously funny, lovely & really, really SAD! Get your tissues ready.
“Out of all the movies we have had to watch this is by far the best film. Pretty good performances from both Gosling & McAdams. Cute story, but JUST SO SAD. 4 out of 5 rain-soaked boats.”
- “Look it wasn’t bad. To me, it just seemed needlessly sad. Also, Lon did nothing wrong! Poor guy. I’m happy enough that they got together but also the sadness of the ending was kinda a downer. Oh, also I didn’t actually watch the movie. Sorry, Kirste. 3.5/5 if I had watched it, but I give my commitment to it a 0/5.”