Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Notebook

Genre: Romance 
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Main Actors: Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
Rating: PG 13 for some sexuality
Length: 2 hrs 4 mins.

IMDb Synopsis:
The movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, who meet one evening at a carnival. But they are separated by Allie's parents who dissaprove of Noah's unwealthy family, and move Allie away. Will their love last, or will it end as just another tragic love story?

   This movie was stunning, absolutely amazing. The Notebook is constantly referenced in movies and tv shows, One Tree Hill for example, and is definetely the best date movie hands down. Ryan Gosling, who has been known for doing the dark and twisty films, did an amazing job as Noah Calhoun in this movie. Rachel McAdams, well she's just amazing in everything, and even did the southern accent! Their chemistry was some of the best I've ever seen and reduced all three of us to tears!

   The setting was gorgeous, especially the scene on the water with all the birds, and the house is exactly right for this movie. They stayed very true to the 1940's time period, the cosumes (especially Rachel's) were so pretty and also stayed true to the time period. It's a great movie for dates, and for watching with friends. Would we watch it with our parents? Um, no.

   So when we watched this, we ended up crying and sat through half of the credits without speaking. We LOVED this movie and give it a 95%

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