Friday, June 26, 2009

The Notebook

This move is based on a book by Nicolas Sparks which means that it is definitely a tearjerker. It is about a young couple Noah, from the wrong side of the tracks who falls in love with Allie, as socialite. They spend a wonderful, romantic summer together and then are separate by her parents who feel that Noah is not good enough for her.

Noah leaves to go fight in the war and Allie becomes a nurse. She falls in love with one of the soldiers that she nurses back to health. however, she stumbles across a newspaper article about Noah restoring a house that he had always promised he would buy and restore for her. She goes and spends the most romantic weekend of her life with him. But then, she becomes torn between following her heart and doing the right thing.

**Spoiler alert**Allie ultimately follows her heart and ends up with Noah where they remain happily married into old age. However, sadly, Allie develops dementia and cannot remember Noah or their love story except for very brief moments. Noah reads from a journal that they wrote together of their love to help her remember, even though it breaks his heart every day.He will not leave her side as he loves her so much, even is she does not always remember him for he hangs onto to the precious times that she does.

This one is a real tearjerker11 Be sure you have some tissues.