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Year: 2004
USA: New Line Cinema
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Joan Allen, James Marsden, Heather Wahlquist, Elizabeth Bond, Jamie Brown, Patricia Buckley-Moss, Kevin Connolly, Nancy De Mayo, Jennifer Echols, Leslea Fisher, Michael D Fuller, Sylvia Jefferies, Eve Kagan, Todd Lewis, Cullen Moss, Lindy Newton, Matt Shelly, Sam Shepard, David Thornton, Barbara Weetman, Meredith Zealy, Tim Ivey, Starletta DuPois, Anthony-Michael Q Thomas, Ed Grady, Renee Amber, Geoffrey Knight, Andrew Schaff, Jonathan Parks Jordan, Jude Kitchens, Tim O'Brien, Meredith O'Brien, Traci Dinwiddie, Pat Leonard, Kweli Leapart, James Middleton, Frederick Bingham, Daniel Czekalski, Peter Rosenfeld, Bradley D Capshaw, James Scott Deaton, Stephanie Wheeler, Erin Guzowski, Obba Babatunde, Chuck Pacheco, John A Cundari, Hugh Robertson, Robert Washington, Mark Johnson, Robert Fraisse, Dan Chamblin, Sasha Azevedo, Robert Ivey, Rebecca Koon, Sandra W Van Natta, Deborah Hobart, Sherrill Turner, Mark Garner, Scott Ritenour, Milton Buras, Matt Barry, Julianne Keller Lewis, Madison Wayne Ellis, Riley Novak
Ronald Betts
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Country: USA
USA & UK: 125 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some sexuality
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex
USA Release Date: 25 June 2004
UK Release Date: 25 June 2004


A young woman comes to the coastal town of Seabrook, North Carolina in the 1940's to spend the summer with her family. Still in her teens, Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) meets local boy Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) at a Carnival. On the spot, Noah senses that he and Allie are meant to be together. Though she is a wealthy debutante and he a mill worker, over the course of one passionate and carefree summer in the South, the two fall deeply in love.

Circumstances - and the sudden outbreak of World War II - drive them apart, but both continue to be haunted by memories of each other. When Noah returns home from the war years later, Allie is irrevocably gone from his life, but not from his heart.

Though Noah doesn't yet know it, Allie has come back to Seabrook, where they first fell in love. But now Allie is engaged to marry Lon (James Marsden), a wealthy soldier she met while volunteering in a GI hospital.

Decades later, a man (James Garner) reads from a faded notebook to a woman (Gena Rowlands) he regularly visits at her nursing home. Though her memory has faded, she becomes caught up in the fiery story of Allie and Noah - and for a few moments, she is able to relive the passionate, turbulent time when they swore they'd be together always.

THE NOTEBOOK - a story of lost chances, growing up and the power of enduring love - is directed by Nick Cassavetes from a screenplay by Jeremy Leven, adaptation by Jan Sardi and based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks.

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