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The Notebook
- Ryan Gosling

Overview - Based on the celebrated novel by Nicholas Sparks, THE NOTEBOOK tells the story of a young couple who overcome insurmountable odds to experience the true power of love. In a modern-day nursing home, a kindhearted man (James Garner) reads a tender story to another patient (Gena Rowlands).  Read more...

 
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Overview

Based on the celebrated novel by Nicholas Sparks, THE NOTEBOOK tells the story of a young couple who overcome insurmountable odds to experience the true power of love. In a modern-day nursing home, a kindhearted man (James Garner) reads a tender story to another patient (Gena Rowlands). The story begins during one glorious summer in small-town South Carolina in the early 1940s. Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) is a blue-collar log-mill worker who courts the wealthy and sheltered Allie Nelson (Rachel McAdams). Before long, sparks are flying and the pair is in love. But eventually Allie's snobby parents force their separation, and when World War II arrives, Noah heads overseas to serve his country. In the meantime, Allie becomes a nurse and falls for another man (James Marsden), to Noah's dismay. Nonetheless, he buys and fixes up the mansion he promised Allie he would one day restore, and when he and Allie reunite just before her wedding, their love blossoms once again. Decades later, in the nursing home, the story reaches its heartfelt conclusion. Directed with extreme sensitivity by Nick Cassavetes (son of costar Gena Rowlands), THE NOTEBOOK is aided immensely by the naturalistic performances of Gosling and McAdams, whose chemistry is palpable.

Cast List

Mark Johnson - Producer, "Donnie Brasco"
Jeremy Leven - Novelist/Screenwriter
Jan Sardi
Nicholas Sparks - Author, A WALK TO REMEMBER (2001)
Tobias Emmerich - Screenwriter-producer
Toby Emmerich - Screenwriter-producer
Gena Rowlands - Actress, GLORIA (1980), A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Virginia Cathryn Rowlands - Actress, GLORIA (1980), A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Joan Allen - American actress, THE ICE STORM
James Marsden - Actor, DISTURBING BEHAVIOR
Aaron Zigman - Composer, JOHN Q (2002)
Avram Butch Kaplan - Producer
Ryan Gosling - Actor, HALF NELSON, THE NOTEBOOK
Sam Shepard - Actor, playwright,
Samuel Shepard Rogers - Actor, playwright,
James Garner - American actor, MURPHY'S ROMANCE
James Baumgarner - American actor, MURPHY'S ROMANCE
Nick Cassavetes - Actor/Director/Screenwriter
Lynn Harris - Producer
Rachel McAdams - Actress, THE NOTEBOOK (2004), MEAN GIRLS
Robert Fraisse - DOP

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 124
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 794043749728
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2016

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Movies > Dramas

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THEATRICAL RELEASE: JUNE 25, 2004

Reviews:
"[I]t's easy to surrender to the swooning violins on the soundtrack....It helps that the film is lovingly crafted and extremely well-acted." - 06/01/2004 Movieline's Hollywood Life, p.104-6


"Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams break through the barrier to evoke high-strung, slightly crazed teenagers plunging headlong into first love....Their performances are so spontaneous and combustible that you quickly identify with the reckless sweethearts..." - 06/25/2004 New York Times, p.E1


"[P]atiently told, impressively performed, and beautifully shot..." - 02/11/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.52


"The performances respect the passion at the beginning and the sentiment at the end, not pushing too hard. It's a tear-jerker, but well-acted and deeply felt." - 02/04/2005 Chicago Sun-Times, p.24

 
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