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Movies Like the Notebook

“The Notebook” was made in 2004 which means it wasn’t even made last decade. A smart child born the day people first watched “The Notebook” is now in the university. Yet, the movie will not stop garnering attention, yet people won’t stop watching the movie. I was at the cinema the other day having misjudged the time my movie was to show and it turns out that “Jumanji” was on and someone said with all the disgust she could gather that she can’t watch old movies. Jumanji was just three weeks old. So if we are talking about a movie that is rumbling towards twenty years, then there must be something about this movie directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on “The Notebook” novel from 1996 by Nicholas Spark.

There must be something about “The Notebook”.  Perhaps so many things.

Because it is ridiculous

Or I will say it is funnily ridiculous. Ridiculously funny doesn’t seem to define it, funnily ridiculous. A country boy falls in love with a city girl and to woo her, he jumps onto a Ferris wheel and hangs on few fingers and threatens to fall off and die if she doesn’t accept to go out with him. She was seated with her a boy who appears to be her boyfriend but she has to say she would go out with him, say it like she means it or he dies. It is 1917, he can get away with him. I know girls enough to fill a small hall today who would say fork* off and watch the boy die rather than be blackmailed into accepting a date. I am not really sure these girls will actually watch you fall and die, but it is not a risk you should take if you desire to live to see your children.

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Well, that was the kind of a man the character of Noah played by Ryan Gossling is. The kind of person who lies on the middle of the road because the traffic light says red. And that is the kind of character that Allie played by Rachel McAdam is, the kind of person who will love a man because he is dumb.

Imagine you are about to lose your virginity and just before the candy is about to hit the floor, you here that the whole cops in the city are out to get you because your rich parents are worried that your seventeen and because your rich parent can afford to. And that happens to be the last night between the two love birds. Just go see it.

The Notebook is poetic

I was going to write the dialogues are lite, but “lite” whatever it means can’t carry the true imports of the dialogues in this film. Look at this:

“Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they’re gone.”

This quote is so great I have to give it a paragraph of its own. And you can’t call this a dialogue because when he said it, Duke played by James Garner wasn’t talking to Old Allie played by Gena Rowlands, he was talking to all of us, all of humanity, and he still is. The only word to represent this is poetry. Some of the other great lines from “The Notebook” include:

“We are, after all, our dream, our memories.”

“You and I were different. We came from different worlds, and yet you were the one how taught me the value of love. You showed me what it was like to care for another, and I am a better man because of it. I don’t want you to ever forget that.”

“In times of grief and sorrow, I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.”

“It is the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.”

“Poetry, she thought, wasn’t written to be analyzed; it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.” We think so too. The power of words, the power of poetry, the power of “The Notebook.”

The Notebook is true to the days we live in

So a certain president has been impeached and with the trial about to happen in the Senate and with his reelection campaign gathering steam, he decided to start World War III just so as to distract us all. Well, it turns out that this is not something he thought of own his own, he must have been watching “The Notebook”. After Noah fights with Allie and tells her it is over or is she the one who tells him? I think both of them scream this, her parents take Noah home. Then Noah begins to miss her and with legendary consistency the like you will only see in books and films and in your dream, Noah writes a letter every single day for one year. After 365 unreplied letters, he decided to he needed a distraction, he started World War I.

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On her part, Allie is unable to concentrate on the degree she is getting. It doesn’t help that the tutors contradict themselves and are proud of it. So Allie started World War I just to go volunteer as a nurse, just to get out of the academic hole and far from the grief land that the breakup with Noah dumped her, just to fill the hole in her heart.

In defense of Noah and Allie, they didn’t start World War I. It was just a gruesome distraction they couldn’t afford not to take advantage of, because they are patriots who are willing to contribute their own to the making of the world. Noah and Allie didn’t start a world war because they did not have the power to order a drone attack nor was there Social Media for them to wake up to tweet-fight at 4 o’clock in the morning.

Go watch “The Notebook”. Again.

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