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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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12 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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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

The film rights to the novel were acquired by New Line Cinema in 1996, represented by producer Mark Johnson. Jeremy Leven was hired to write the script, which caught the attention of Steven Spielberg in 1998, who wished to film it with Tom Cruise as Noah Calhoun. Spielberg's commitment to other projects led to Jim Sheridan becoming attached to direct the following year. Filming was to start in 1999 but was pushed back over rewrites. Sheridian eventually backed out by October 2000 to work on In America (2002). See more »

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Li'l Abner was not in theaters during the summer of 1940. RKO did not release the picture until 1 November of that year. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Greek: The Day After (2009) 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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Beautiful
10 February 2005 | by filmnoir500See all my reviews

I went to see this film with my sister and my Mum and we were the only ones in the cinema. Not the best start, but I continued to watch it anyway and am so glad I did. This is probably one of the most beautiful and romantic films I have ever seen! From the relationship of the two characters to their surroundings, every scene is breathtaking! The Notebook tells the story of a summer romance that turns into a romance never to be forgotten. Allie and Noah are the two lead characters and they are wonderful. You immediately fall in love with the characters and you want to follow every step of their doomed love story. it is one of the greatest love stories ever told. Look out for the lake scene, unbelievable! I came out of the cinema wanting to go back in again and watch it all over again. It feels like you are reading a diary watching this film, thats how detailed and wonderful this film is. Cannot really give too much away about the story, all I can say is if you haven't seen this film yet, be sure to see it. I cannot think of a film more perfect for Valentines Day!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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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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2.35 : 1
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