Review: The Notebook

Fatima Mohamed, Staff Writer

           If you’ve never watched the Notebook book then you’re probably living in a cave. It’s known for being one of the most heart-tugging, romantic, eye-watering films in the movie industry. The main characters are played by the one and only Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. Both charming individuals play their most iconic roles in the unfolding love fest that draws its audience on an emotional rollercoaster. Noah Jr. (Ryan Gosling) risks his life at a carnival by hanging on the Ferris wheel, forcing Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) to go on a date with him, otherwise, he’ll loosen his grip, plunging to his death. Okay maybe not death but he’ll inquiry some serious injuries.


         The audience instantly became hooked in this scene. None of us would’ve expected a teenage boy to put a girl in such a life-threatening situation. Especially since the whole reason was to score a date. However, his master plan somehow worked causing him and Allie to fall in love. Now, this is where I get a “wtf” moment. In what world would a young boy put himself in such a position so he could get a date with a complete stranger? What happened to simply ask girls out, you know not putting your life on the line to avoid rejection?


         I think the intensity of him pursuing her is what makes us drool and “goo goo” eyed on this couple. We’re drawn by his unorthodox way of asking her out. Nevertheless, since this is a love movie, coincidentally they fall in love. The rest of the movie seemed pretty realistic, you the classic ‘oh my parents are moving away because they don’t think you could provide a future for me due to your lack of money’ scenario.


        After years of loneliness for the two, they once again rekindle as if the light in their love had never burnt out. Nowadays true love like this is considered a fantasy, but it’s what we all should expect from our partners. Faith, support, respect, trust, and unconditional love are all something our generation should thrive for. Without these factors, everything would crumble around you everlasting. It’s a sad world we live in, yet I believe these romance movies give us hope or even a glimpse of what real love is. Before you say all that crap is made up or nonsense, how do you think they were inspired? All things that were once a fairytale, where the truth at some point.