The Notebook

September 12, 2005 - Get out the tissues! You're gonna need them for this 2004 tear-jerker starring James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

Garner and Rowlands play Noah and Allie, a long-married couple. Problem is, Allie is losing her memory. It's a degenerative disease and the periods when she can remember last just minutes at best. But it is those minutes that Noah lives for and that's why, every day, he reads from a book that chronicles the story of their life together. He reads with the hope that the story will bring her back for just a few precious moments. Gosling and McAdams play the young versions of Noah and Allie in extended flashbacks.

Overall review: *** This is one heck of a love story. Noah and Allie overcome a lot to be together, but they can't imagine being apart. You won't need tissues for most of the movie, but you'll want a box beside you for the end.