Plot & Details
Directed by Nick Cassavetes, this adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks's bestselling novel revolves around Noah Calhoun's (James Garner) regular visits to a female patron (Gena Rowlands) of an area nursing home. Rather than bore her with the inanities of everyday life, Calhoun reads from an old, faded notebook containing the sweeping account of a young couple (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) whose love affair was tragically put to a halt after their separation in the midst of World War II. Seven years later, the couple was reunited, and, despite having taken radically different paths, they found themselves unable to resist the call of a second chance. The Notebook also features Joan Allen, Sam Shepard, and Kevin Connolly.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Romance
- Run Time: 124min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/25/2004
- DVD Release Date: 02/08/2005
- Distributor(s): New Line
- Director(s): Nick Cassavetes
- Starring: Ryan Gosling , Rachel McAdams , James Garner , Gena Rowlands , James Marsden
- Themes: Class Differences,Love Triangles,Lovers Reunited,Star-Crossed Lovers
- Tone: Gentle,Sentimental,Bittersweet,Nostalgic
- Keywords: class [social], love-affair, nursing-home, second-chance, star-crossed-lovers, world-war
- Country of Origin: USA (06-25-2004)
- Language: English