The Notebook.

The NotebookQuite how I got interested in seeing The Notebook is a mystery to me but I did pick up the idea from something I read somewhere and sent for a DVD which strangely enough came on the 13th inst.  I could not see it on V Day however but was able to see it last evening.  Lest my readers start imagining all kinds of things, no, there was no valentine involved.

This is one film that I would have most certainly liked to have seen when it was released in 2004 if someone had pointed out the theme to me then.  Urmeela’s dementia was quite advanced by then and perhaps even she would have liked to have seen the film as there are elements in the film with which both of us would have related.

It is a poignant story well directed and acted by seasoned actors.  The characters are very normal human and not some utopian ideal models.  I particularly enjoyed seeing all the old models of automobiles.  All in all a worthwhile movie to see, if one is willing to spend time on a good old fashioned love story with an element of care-giving thrown in.

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13 Responses to The Notebook.

  1. I saw it a few years ago. It was sweet, but also so sad when the wife turned on the husband because of the dementia.
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  2. Oops! Spolier alert. Feel free to remove my last comment.
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  3. Cathy in NZ says:

    I think that type of plot is often portrayed; I’ve seen something similar but I don’t think it was called The Notebook…
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  4. wisewebwoman says:

    I did prefer “Away from Her” which was the same them but it was a sweet movie. And a better book.

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  5. vagabonde says:

    I was reading your section “About me” and the names people give you. Today we went to have lunch at the family of the husband of my daughter. Her husband was born here, in the US, but his family comes from Kerala, India. My son-in-law told me that they call all the older family friends “uncle” or “aunties” even if they are no relations – I think that is nice, but it may be just a Kerala custom. As for the film you talk about – I don’t think I would like to see it, as it would touch too close to home (about my husband) and that would not be easy for me to watch. I will come back to read more of your blog.
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  6. shackman says:

    Lynn and I made a deal years ago – I’d take her to love stories and she’d go with me to shoot ’em ups. We ended up both being fans – me of “chick flicks” and Lynn of stuff like Die Hard. It served us well over the years.

  7. Alan G says:

    I ran across your blog on “Big John’s” blogroll and noticed like me, you enjoy doing a personal review of movies you watch. I enjoy doing the same. Although I have no family or friends to relate to with regard to dementia, “The Notebook” is one of my favorite films and in my own personal 5-star grading system I gave it a “5”. Glad to hear you also enjoyed the movie as well. 🙂
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