This (early) afternoon I watched The Notebook. Gag, Gag, Gag, nice in a bit of a way but terrible nevertheless.
I don’t mind the odd romantic story, but that was a little too much. Allie is just plain stupid. Mind you I knew a bit of what I was getting in for as I’ve read Nicholas Spark’s book. That was a horrific experience. But when a friend who doesn’t read gets excited about a book – then you do go and do the favor of reading the thing despite wanting it over asap. Figured I’d eventually have to watch the movie as it was, and I quote, “Better than the book”. Not sure about that either, they were both at about the same low level – and seeing as the local ‘video library’ didn’t have ‘Everything Illuminated‘ (Nor had even heard of it!)- I grabbed it along with the two others.
Best thing about the movie was the 1930’s/40’s fashion. Allie’s character – Rachel McAdams was generally pretty good although I still think it’s a stupid role because of the stupid choices the character makes. Whoever played Noah (I do like that name) was as boring as anything. Perhaps that was the greatest downfall?
If you care to drown yourself in saccharine, I’d highly recommend it.
It was a “nice” movie.