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The Notebook (2004)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Ivey ... Rower
... Allie Calhoun
... Nurse Esther
... Duke
Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas ... Nurse Keith
... Harry
Renée Amber ... Nurse at Counter
... Nurse Selma
Geoffrey Knight ... Barker
... Fin
... Noah
... Sara Tuffington
... Allie
Andrew Schaff ... Matthew Jamison III
Matt Shelly ... Seabrook Boy
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In a nursing home, resident Duke reads a romance story to 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

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Behind every great love is a great story.

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Drama | Romance

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

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Diario de una pasión  »

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Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,464,745, 27 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$81,001,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,072,707
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Trivia

Ryan Gosling prepared for his role by living in Charleston, South Carolina before filming began. For two months, he rowed the Ashley River every morning and built furniture during the day. See more »

Goofs

When Allie and Lon are going out on a date and getting out from a car, a theatre is visible across the street with On the Town on the marquee. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nurse Selma: Excuse me. Come on, honey, let's get you ready for bed
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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #1.51 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Where or When
(1937)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Aaron Zigman
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the notebook was a truly remarkable film
24 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

In all honesty, my Dad paid me to go see the Notebook with my friends because he kept saying how magnificent it was. i went because it was free, and with no expectations. However, the Notebook drew me into the story from the beginning right up until the credits- and then kept me crying for quite some time after it had ended. I, along with almost every other person i have discussed the movie with, felt involved in the situations and the lives of the character- crying at the sad moments and feeling joy at the happy bits. in general, love stories are predictable and somewhat dull (in my opinion) yet this movie kept me guessing at the outcome, and delivered twists throughout the whole film.The Notebook was extremely well constructed and i would give it an eleven out of ten.


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