The Notebook

Synopsis: In a nursing home, resident Duke reads a romance story for an old woman who has senile dementia with memory loss. In the late 1930s, wealthy seventeen year-old Allie Hamilton is spending summer vacation in Seabrook. Local worker Noah Calhoun meets Allie at a carnival and they soon fall in love with each other. One day, Noah brings Allie to an ancient house that he dreams of buying and restoring and they attempt to make love but get interrupted by their friend. Allie's parents do not approve of their romance since Noah belongs to another social class, and they move to New York with her. Noah writes 365 letters (A Year) to Allie, but her mother Anne Hamilton does not deliver them to her daughter. Three years later, the United States joins the World War II and Noah and his best friend Fin enlist in the army, and Allie works as an army nurse. She meets injured soldier Lon Hammond in the hospital. After the war, they meet each other again going on dates and then, Lon, who is wealthy and han
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Nick Cassavetes
Production: New Line Cinema
  12 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

You think

you're so smart, don't you?

That wasn't funny,

Noah, you idiot!

No, it's okay,

I'll take care of this.

What are you doing?

Please don't do that.

Please don't do that, Allie.

I can't believe...

Oh God.

You're not so cocky now,

are ya?

I'm gonna get you for that.

Ah, maybe you will,

maybe you won't.

- Did he say anything to you?

- Oh, yeah, will you look at that?

It's that girl from the Carnival,


Do you remember me?

Yeah, sure,

Mr. Underwear, was it?

- Well, I...

- How could I forget.

Yeah, I wanted to clear

that up with you,


I'm really sorry about that.

It was a really stupid thing

to do...

crawl up a Ferris wheel

to talk to somebody.

But I had

to be next to you.

I was being

drawn to you.

Oh... oh, jeez,

what a line!

You use that

on all the girls?

- No.

- Right.

I saw you the other night

with little Miss Ribbons.

- What are you doing tonight?

- What?

Or tomorrow night,

or this weekend, whatever.

- Why?

- Why? Our date.

What date?

- The date that you agreed to.

- No...

Yes, you did.

You promised and you swore it.

Well, I guess

I changed my mind.

Look, I know you get some dirty guy

coming up to you

on the street...

you don't know him.

You don't know me,

but I know me.

And when I see something

that I like,

I gotta ha...

I love it.

I go... I mean,

I go crazy for it.

Okay, what are you

talking about?

Well, you.

Oh, you're good.

- What?

- You're good.

- No. No, you're getting me wrong.

- You're good. You are.

- You're fantastic.

- I'm not.

You really are.

I'm impressed.

- I'm not usually like this, I'm sorry.

- Oh, yes, you are.

I can be fun,

if you want...

pensive, uh, smart,

uh, superstitious,


And uh... I can be light on my feet.

I could be

whatever you want.

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Jeremy Leven

Jeremy Leven (born 1941) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist. Born in South Bend, Indiana, Leven lives in Woodbridge, Connecticut, Paris, and New York City. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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