Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams) play in the ocean; she tells him she could have been a bird in another life.
Directed by Nick Cassavetes, this adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks’ 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.
TM & © Warner Bros. (2004)
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Producers: Toby Emmerich, Avram ‘Butch’ Kaplan, Lynn Harris, Mark Johnson
Screenwriters: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks