The Notebook (2004)
A Film Review
Copyright Dragan Antulov 2005
John Cassavetes became one of the most respected American filmmakers by defying conventions of mainstream
The plot of the film, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, begins in a nursing home where the old gentleman named Duke (played by James Garner) comes to visit Allie (played by Gena Rowlands), an old lady suffering from Alzheimer Disease. He begins to read the story about two lovers that met in small Southern town during Summer 1940. Noah Calhoun (played by Ryan Gossling) in charming but impoverished labourer while Allie (played by Rachel McAdams) is a daughter of wealthy aristocratic family. Two of them fall madly in love, but Allie’s parents are disapproving and they make sure that a summer fling remains a summer fling by preventing Allie from receiving Noah’s letters. Heart-broken Noah, after serving in WW2, builds his dream home. Allie, who in the meantime got engaged to rich and charming Lon Hammond (played by James Marsden), accidentally hears about it and decides to see her beloved Noah once more.
THE NOTEBOOK is one of those films
RATING: 5/10 (++)