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The Notebook-True love at its best!
True Love at it's BEST!
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.
Filled with ideas about things to do daily for your spouse and fall right back in love again with that man or woman you first fell in love with.
Praying together is a sure recipe for helping keep couples together.
A down-to-earth story which features many of the challenges faced by married Christian couples who live in a secular world with sound advice for how to fall in love all over again.
© 2013 Heidi Vincent