The Notebook

The Notebook

DVD - 2009
Average Rating:
29
24
3
 …
Rate this:
Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun meet one evening at a carnival but are separated by Allie's parents who disapprove of Noah's unwealthy family, and move Allie away. When Allie doesn't hear from Noah after several years, she meets and becomes engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, with her love still alive for Noah, stops by Noah's home to check on him. Seeing that their reunion has rekindled a passionate romance, Allie must now choose between true love and the match that her parents approve of.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

r
readyrisa
Oct 19, 2017

An amazing and beautiful love story can be enjoyed by all.

g
GreatnessNow
Jun 06, 2016

Simply adorable!!! I loved it!!!

c
courtney92_0
May 31, 2015

I don't even like romantic films but I really loved this one. It was deeply beautiful. Great story line and great actors. Even my boyfriend liked it.

m
mirakandhari
Dec 13, 2014

OMG! The notebook is amazing. Probably one of the best romantic movies there is out there. A married couple put in a nursing home with who knows how long to live. However the wife has memory loss and can’t remember anything about her past life or her husband. So he decides that he should read a notebook to her explaining there past love life together in hope that one day her memory will return. Usually I don’t cry during movies but this one had me bawling. The very attractive Ryan Gosling did a wonderful job in playing the role of Noah as did Rachel McAdams playing the lovely role of Allie. The characters brought the story line to life in ways u cant even imagine. Making this movie so much more loving than it could be. For something so simple it makes us feel like the movie is the only thing in the world that matters to us. ( In a good way ). I even made on of my guy friends watch it and he was tearing up as well. I’m guessing that this movie is best for people ages 12 and up because it has a romantic movie and touches some really sensitive topics. The notebook is different from other movies because I feel it has a lot of elements of surprise that will come at you when you least expect it and there are so many plot twists, its so great. But the best part of the movie is the ending. I guess you will have to watch to find out!!!

r
rslade
Jul 12, 2014

Definite romance/date night/chick flick. The ending (and therefore structure) is a bit short on explanation.

y
yumsushi
May 10, 2014

Laughable movie. I wanted to like the couple but they seemed to have no chemistry at all other than a physical attraction. The storyline is painfully obvious and predictable. Waste of time.

t
theotherjose
May 10, 2014

Review:
http://theotherjose.tumblr.com/post/59818302414/movie-of-the-week-3
If not for my girlfriend I don’t think I would have ever watched this movie… Maybe. Since you know, this movie is pretty famous and after watching it I clearly know why. If honesty is going to be laid out in the table here, then I might as well say that this is one of the cutest movies I’ve ever seen. I doubt there will ever be a better kiss scene in the rain than there has in “The Notebook”. Romantic Comedy is usually more so the genre I would watch but if you want to see a serious romance movie, this would be the one I recommend. It’s just so cute.

s
salame
Feb 08, 2014

this movie is beautiful but not as sad as titanic

t
texasbooks
Dec 14, 2013

this movie was so special and I enjoyed it very much. I also read the book which was a little different thant the movie but still very good.

m
Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Directed by Nick Cassavetes, son of Gena Rowlands, ('Allie Calhoun' here, suffering from Alzheimer's disease), and her late husband, actor/director John Cassavetes. Beautiful story. A bit over the top, but very sweet. I thought Rachel McAdams overplayed young Allie just a trifle. Her exuberant cheerfulness bordered on nauseating. On the other hand, James Garner was magnificent. Very moving performance. My Mom had Alzheimer's, and my Dad went to her nursing home to feed her breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for three years, until she passed. Every. Single. Day. He passed one year later, (I believe, of a broken heart). So this story really hit home with me. Big time. It's tough to get old, man.

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote

m
Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Duke: "I know you feel lost right now, but don't worry... Nothing is ever lost, or can be lost... The body, sluggish, aged, cold... The embers left, from earlier fires... shall duly flame again..." Allie: "Did you write that?" Duke: "No. That was Walt Whitman." Allie: "I think I knew him..."

m
Monolith
Aug 24, 2013

Noah: "I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough."

Grabiella1238 Jun 11, 2012

Young Noah: [while hanging from the Ferris Wheel] Will you go out with me?
Young Allie: What? No.
Young Noah: No...?
Young Allie: No.
Young Noah: Why not?
Young Allie: I don't know, because I don't want to.
Young Noah: OK, then you leave me no other choice.
Young Allie: [Lets go with one hand] AHHHH!
Young Noah: I'm gonna ask you one more time, will you or will you not go out with me? I think my hand's slipping.
Young Allie: OK, OK. Fine I'll go out with you
Young Noah: No, don't do me any favors.
Young Allie: No, no I want to.
Young Noah: Say it.
Young Allie: I wanna go out with you.
Young Noah: Say it again.
Young Allie: I WANNA GO OUT WITH YOU!
Young Noah: All right, all right we'll go out.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

“Every great love starts with a great story...”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

“An ordinary beginning, something that would have been forgotten had it been anyone but her. But as he shook her hand and met those striking emerald eyes, he knew before he'd taken his next breath that she was the one he could spend the rest of his life looking for but never find again. She seemed that good, that perfect, while a summer wind blew through the trees.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

“Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can't control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That's what it was like for me. I didn't plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if oyu planned on fallin gin love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once, and that's why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

“If you're a bird... I'm a bird...”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

“Noah: "You wanna dance with me?"
Allie: "Sure. Now?"
Noah: "Mmm Hmm"
Allie: "You're not supposed to dance in the street."
Noah: "You are supposed to dance in the street."
Allie: "Yeah, but we don't have any music."
Noah: "Well, we'll make some... Bum bum bum bum bum bum..."
Allie: "You're a terrible singer."
Noah: "I know."
Allie: "And I like this song.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

“She was my dream. She made me who I am, and holding her in my arms was more natural to me than my own heartbeat. I think about her all the time. Even now, when I'm sitting here, I think about her. There could never have been another.”

View All Quotes

Summary

Add a Summary

Grabiella1238 Jun 11, 2012

The story begins in 1940. At a carnival in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, local country boy Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) sees seventeen-year-old heiress Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) for the first time and is immediately smitten. She coyishly resists his advances until their well-meaning friends lure them together; he courts her, and they find each other on a midnight walk through empty Seabrook, where she tells him she loves to paint.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 11, 2012

The story begins in 1940. At a carnival in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, local country boy Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) sees seventeen-year-old heiress Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) for the first time and is immediately smitten. She coyishly resists his advances until their well-meaning friends lure them together; he courts her, and they find each other on a midnight walk through empty Seabrook, where she tells him she loves to paint.

b
bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.

Age

Add Age Suitability

b
bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Notices

Add Notices

b
bdls206
Apr 03, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at TPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top