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The Notebook (2004)

 -  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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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 make love. But Allie's parents do not approve of their romance since Noah belongs to another social class, and they travel to New York with her. Noah writes 365 letters 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 and Lon, who is wealthy and handsome, proposes. Meanwhile Noah buys and restores the old house and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Behind every great love is a great story.

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

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Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$367,073 (Japan) (4 February 2005)

Gross:

$32,991 (USA) (26 September 2014)
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Trivia

Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling were both born in London, Ontario, Canada. Walt Whitman, quoted in the classroom scene ("Do I contradict myself?") and other parts of the movie, had a long friendship with 19th century London, Ontario, psychiatrist Dr. Maurice Bucke, which was depicted in the film Beautiful Dreamer (2006) . See more »

Goofs

When Duke is having an exam by the doctor two chest x-rays are on the light box behind him. The films are both reversed left to right but in a later shot they are correct - right to left. See more »

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[first lines]
Nurse Selma: Excuse me. Come on, honey, let's get you ready for bed
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House Blues/The Porch Dance/The Proposal/The Carnival
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Just beautiful!
3 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This amazing love story can be enjoyed by all. The Notebook is not one of those cheesy chick flicks that often come out, it is a brilliantly written intriguing story about two young lovers that most people can relate to.

Even most males will agree that this movie pulls at your heart strings. Filled with fabulous quotes, and sentimental moments I found this movie to be one of the best I've seen. I got to know both main characters and found myself relating to each of them. Most of us remember our first love and that strong connection we had with them. This movie makes us think of what could have been and gives us a fresh look at the meaning of true love. I recommend this movie to anyone with a heart.


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