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The Notebook-True love at its best!

Updated on March 5, 2015
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.


True Love at it's BEST!

5 stars for The Notebook

In an era where marriage is dying, people sleep together just for the fun of it and no one seems to want the entanglement of a long term relationship, I found this movie quite touching and I was moved by the depth of love the protagonist, Noah, had for a woman, Allie, who eventually became his wife (superbly played by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams).

Every strong bond of love often bears harsh testing and this story is no exception to the rule.Noah and Allie are separated from each other by Allie’s parents, after spending a whole inseparable summer together. Her well-meaning parents have a ‘brighter’ future planned for her.

But in the end, even Allie’s mother must admit that her daughter’s TRUE LOVE is not to be found among the ‘high society’ men, whom she so desperately wants her daughter to be associated with and marry, but with the simple, small town boy, Noah, whom she saw her daughter fall in love with many summers ago, right before her very eyes.

The ‘feel good’ movies always have a ‘too-good-to-be-true’ ending but what makes this movie so powerful and special is the fact that it incorporates a very real and painful aspect of ageing – Alzheimer’s. After many years of eventual marital bliss and raising a family of their own, following their initial separation, Allie (now and old woman expertly played by Gena Rowlands) only remembers her husband Noah (magnificently portrayed by James Garner) during split seconds.

Noah’s pain registers each time Allie rejects him, even though he knows that she can’t help it because of her condition. ALL of the actors were SUPER GREAT in this movie. It won 8 Teen Choice Awards, 1 Satellite Award and 1 MTV Movie Award.

I won’t tell you anything more, other than, “Go watch it yourself!” Then you can send me a present/gift for sharing this movie with you (smile).

After watching this trailer, don't waste anymore time. Purchase your own copy of the movie like I did.

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 

      4 years ago from Perth UK

      I haven't seen this movie - it sounds extremely sad and powerful. Thanks for sharing.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Arachnea: Trust me, Arachnea, you would LOVE this movie. Thanks for visiting & Happy Valentines Day!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @mbgphoto: Thanks for visiting and sahring your love for this movie, mbgphoto. Happy Valentines Day!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Sylvestermouse: Thanks Sylvestermouse! What an honour and a lovely Valentine gift! May God bless you and Happy Valentines Day!

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      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      I've not seen the movie. However, your insightful review gives me a reason to put it on my list of movies to view.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      4 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      A very sad yet moving movie. I loved the book too! Thanks for a great review.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      Stopping back by today to let you know that this article has been featured today on Review This! by the Forever Hopeless Romantic Contributor on Squidoo.Thank you for this awesome Romantic Movie Review. Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Sylvestermouse: You know, Sylvestermouse, as a hopeless romantic I know why you married your husband. Most men seem to think this movie is lame. For me those are the hopelessly unromantic men. I have watched this movie several times. It was a keepsake for me. So I bought my own copy. Have a blessed week!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      I loved this movie! My husband and I both left the theater crying. Made me love him even more that he was was touched by the movie too. It is a rare love story and a beautiful movie. Btw, I loved the book too.


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