The Notebook Reviews
Rachel McAdams character cheats on her fiance to be with Ryan Gosling's character and it is somehow justified by love. What selfish rubbish. I mean just look at the picture above with Rachel and Ryan in that passionate kiss. See that fat diamond encrusted engagement ring she is wearing, he didn't give it to her! That picture alone is depressing and fucked up but here it is being celebrated. Think of this in a real world situation, your are going to marry the love of your life, only for them to tell you, I had hot passionate sex with an old flame, turns out I love them way more than I love you and I can't be with you anymore, sorry. WTF?! Rachel McAdams fiance (James Marsden) then proceeds to say I'm angry but its ok cause I love you. His story is most tragic of all and he is way too good for Rachel McAdams character.
She couldn't at least break it off with her fiance first and then jump in the sack? What a terrible person. Of course "movie magic" glosses over all of this but it's just lazy writing. This could have been an ok movie but with this major flaw and its extremely over exaggerated premise, its just plain bad. Real life relationships come chuck full of drama already and using cheap exaggerations just doesn't make sense. Just more lazy writing. What Transformers is to action movies, The Notebook is to Romance movies.
Sappy love story. Young love. Matured love. Love no matter what. Love that hurts you, love that sustains you. Loved the book, really enjoyed the movie (again, and again!)
Jan 2012 - watched again, bawled again