July 2, 2004
Allie and Noah met one summer, when Allie was with her parents on vacation in the small town that Noah lived. He was an uneducated country boy without a penny in his pocket, and he worked as a logger. She was rich, spoke French and played the piano if you know what I mean, played tennis and danced. Two opposite worlds met and fell in a big summer love. They had many and intense fights, but their love was a powerful bond between them. However, autumn comes with the rains and takes summer loves away. Allie and Noah break up with a fight.
For the following months, Noah writes every day a letter to Allie but those letters never reach the recipient. Her mother hides them, thinking that her daughter would live a life in misery with that poor boy. Without one reply Noah stops writing to his beloved Allie. Their break up seems permanent and irrevocable, especially after the beginning of War World II. The years go by, everyone follows his path, but love has not said the final word…
Our impressions and movie review:
The Notebook is one of the best book to movie adaptations, and the novel was written by Nicholas Sparks. It is an excellent film that will touch the heart of all the people who love romantic movies. The story is simple, yet it generates powerful emotions. And for the last 15 minutes, keep a pack of tissues at hand. You will need them!
Rend the DVD, buy some semi-sweet wine bottles and enjoyed this movie with your significant other… only if you have expressed to her your romantic feelings in many ways and many times. Else see it alone… the comparisons will be inevitable and merciless! I am just joking… see this movie… it is worthy! 😀
Movie Quote from The Notebook 2004
I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived.
I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.
The Notebook – Trailer
Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi
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
Heather Wahlquist – Sara Tuffington
Rachel McAdams – Allie
Andrew Schaff – Matthew Jamison III
Matt Shelly – Seabrook Boy
Production Companies and Distributors
New Line Cinema