The Notebook Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for The Notebook the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

An elderly man (Garner) tries patiently to reawaken beloved wife's (Rowlands) failing memory of their life together by reading the story to her. Couple is seen in flashback of youth and follows them through the struggles of romance. There are two stories here: one very interesting, the other rehashed saccharine. Story of the young lovers is harlequin romance cliche in which noble blue collar overreaches his station, but pretty rich girl just can't help herself. They love, they lose one another, they're reunited again. Sure to make many tender hearts quiver. When Garner and Rowlands share the screen there's true magic. Their chemistry is genuine and finally heartbreaking, and too little time is spent exploring it. A frustrating schizophrenic letdown.

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on DVD
Running time 120 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Southern Belles, American South, Growing Older, Period Piece: 1940s, World War II
Screenplay
Jan Sardi, Jeremy Leven
Cast
Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Joan Allen, James Marsden, Kevin Connolly, Sam Shepard
Cinematography
Robert Fraisse
Director
Nick Cassavetes
Music
Aaron Zigman
Other
Jonathan S. Gaynor, Alan Heim, Sarah Knowles, Scott Ritenour, Karyn Wagner
Producer
Mark Johnson, Lynn Harris, Gran Via, New Line Cinema

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