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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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Matthew Jamison III
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Storyline

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 disapprove of Noah's unwealthy family, and move Allie away. After waiting for Noah to write her for several years, Allie meets and gets engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, then, with her love for Noah still alive, stops by Noah's 200-year-old home that he restored for her, "to see if he's okay". It is evident that they still have feelings for each other, and Allie has to choose between her fiancé and her first love. Written by Jessica Cymerman

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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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25 June 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,934,613 (Japan) (25 February 2005)
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The "after 7 years Allie and Noah" scenes were shot first and then the crew/cast went on a Christmas break. Ryan Gosling had to lose the beard and 20lbs he'd had as the older Noah and come back to play the young Noah. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling were rather shy and unsure around each other in the "after 7 years" scenes but were more comfortable together in the young Allie and Noah scenes. See more »

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The position of Allie's left earring changes from two pearls on top and on the bottom to one on the top and two on the bottom. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nurse Selma: Excuse me. Come on, honey, let's get you ready for bed
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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Seeing You
(1937)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Performed by Jimmy Durante
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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