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The Notebook (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 June 2004 (USA)
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A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.



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Seabrook Boy


In a nursing home, resident Duke reads a romance story for an old woman who has senile dementia with memory loss. In the late 1930s, wealthy seventeen year-old Allie Hamilton is spending summer vacation in Seabrook. Local worker Noah Calhoun meets Allie at a carnival and they soon fall in love with each other. One day, Noah brings Allie to an ancient house that he dreams of buying and restoring and they attempt to make love but get interrupted by their friend. Allie's parents do not approve of their romance since Noah belongs to another social class, and they move to New York with her. Noah writes 365 letters (A Year) to Allie, but her mother Anne Hamilton does not deliver them to her daughter. Three years later, the United States joins the World War II and Noah and his best friend Fin enlist in the army, and Allie works as an army nurse. She meets injured soldier Lon Hammond in the hospital. After the war, they meet each other again going on dates and then, Lon, who is wealthy and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Behind every great love is a great story.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diario de una pasión  »

Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£309,507 (UK) (25 June 2004)


$64,286 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A whole scene was cut out that told the back story about the notebook itself. See more »


When older Allie and Noah sit down to a candlelit dinner, Allie is wearing her shawl over her jacket when she starts to sit, the shawl gets in the way & the next angle, with no time to remove the shawl, it is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Nurse Selma: Excuse me. Come on, honey, let's get you ready for bed
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.59 (2009) See more »


Sonata No. 19 in G Minor for Piano, Op. 49, No. 1
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Robert Thies
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User Reviews

Moves you deeply
4 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Notebook is one of my all-time favourite movies. Its a constant, and classic love story that makes you feel as if you are there watching it.. as if you are one of the characters, which makes the impact of the story just that much more real. There really are no words to describe how this movie makes you feel, but one thing is for sure... It will make you feel. After watching it, i've often just.. sat where i am and just thought about it. It's just one of those movies that you will think about 30 years after watching it, and still get that same feeling in your heart.. and you'll know that it touched you in one way or another. If you haven't seen it, you really are missing out... Its a classic!

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