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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.

Director:

Nick Cassavetes

Writers:

Jeremy Leven (screenplay), Jan Sardi (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Ivey Tim Ivey ... Rower
Gena Rowlands ... Allie Calhoun
Starletta DuPois ... Nurse Esther
James Garner ... Duke
Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas ... Nurse Keith
Ed Grady ... Harry
Renée Amber Renée Amber ... Nurse at Counter
Jennifer Echols ... Nurse Selma
Geoffrey Knight Geoffrey Knight ... Barker
Kevin Connolly ... Fin
Ryan Gosling ... Noah
Heather Wahlquist ... Sara Tuffington
Rachel McAdams ... Allie
Andrew Schaff Andrew Schaff ... Matthew Jamison III
Matt Shelly Matt Shelly ... Seabrook Boy
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Behind every great love is a great story.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Production offices for the film were set up at the old Charleston Naval Base in North Charleston. See more »

Goofs

When Duke was finishing up with the doctor, he puts his shirt on and it is not buttoned up yet. In the next shot the shirt is completely buttoned up with no time to have buttoned it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nurse Selma: Excuse me. Come on, honey, let's get you ready for bed
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Alternate Versions

The love scenes had to be toned down to avoid an R rating in the United States. The footage is featured on the DVD as deleted scenes. See more »


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I'll Be Seeing You
(1937)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
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SImple but wonderful
15 February 2005 | by jcorpuz@ucsd.eduSee all my reviews

This movie seems to be postcard perfect, a lesson straight out of the director's guide to romantic movies. Boy meets girl at a carnival, love from the other side of the tracks, a date by the water, etc. And yet the wonderful thing about this movie is that it takes what seems like a story you've heard already (at least in bits and pieces) and still moves you deeply. It really speaks about love in a way that most romantic movies miss by speaking in cliché or over shoot by adding in numerous complications to dramatize things. There have been other great movies to comment on love in recent years (Eternal Sunshine, Lost In Translation jump to mind) but this movie fills a need that those other movies miss: the need for a straight, sweep you off your feet romance. Too bad there can't be movies like this every year...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,464,745, 27 June 2004

Gross USA:

$81,001,787

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,815,157
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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