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->I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.

An archetypical story of the BoyMeetsGirl. They have a summer romance and are hopelessly fallen for each other. It goes to pieces as he is a working class guy and she is a socialite, with her parents not believing in their love. They split up but the love doesn't die. Seven years later, they meet up again and the sparks fly. But can they get back together again after all that happened between then and now?

Set in the 1940's, this is all told with a FramingDevice in the modern day by an old man telling an old woman a story from an old notebook.

Starring RyanGosling, GenaRowlands, JamesGarner and [[RachelMcAdams Rachel McAdams]]. Directed by NickCassavetes.

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!!''The Notebook'' provides examples of:

* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5NeCwuZuT8 "Kokoro no Doa"]] is the theme song for the Japanese version.
* [[ShowerOfAngst Bath of Angst]]: After Allie sees Noah again in the paper.
* BeardOfSorrow: Noah gets one at one point in the story.
* BittersweetEnding
--> '''Duke''': [[spoiler:Good night, I'll be seeing you.]]
* CaughtInTheRain
* ComfortingTheWidow: Noah also tries to comfort himself while comforting the war widow.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Though the mother is more active in this trope, the parents don't like Noah being the working type.
* DecemberDecemberRomance: A deleted scene outlines this exact scenario with a background couple.
* DoubleStandard: A subtle one. It's hard to imagine a woman dangling from a Ferris wheel unless a man agrees to date her being depicted as anything but psychotic or at least pathetic but when Noah does this to win Allie its considered a romantic gesture (though it does seem lampshaded that they initially call out on him as crazy)
* FallingInLoveMontage: Yes quite.
* FramingDevice: The story is told by an old man to an old lady with Alzheimer's. [[spoiler:The old couple turn out to be the couple in the story.]]
* HappilyEverAfter
--> '''Duke''': And they lived happily ever after.
--> '''Allie''': WHO?! (Cue TheReveal)
* HappilyMarried
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Both Noah and Allie themselves at the end.]]
* HopelessSuitor: Lon becomes this only after Noah comes back into Allie's life.
* INeverGotAnyLetters: Textbook example. He sent 365 letters, and she got none of them because her mother was hiding them.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: As Allie and Noah argue over whether to stay with him or return to Lon, he tells her that if she wants to be with Lon, "Go. I lost you once, I think I could do it again, if I thought that was what you really wanted."
* LoveAtFirstSight: Noah is victim of this when he first sees Allie. Allie does not suffer the same.
* LoveTriangle: Noah, Allie, and Lon in the second half of the movie.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: "After seeing Allie that day, something inside Noah snapped. [...] Some called it a labor of love, others called it something else, but in fact, Noah had gone a little mad."
* MissingMom: Noah's mother is only mentioned in passing in a deleted scene. No other reference is made to her existence.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Lon considers (or distastefully jokes about) this option near the end of the movie. This isn't that kind of movie, however.]]
* ParentalHypocrisy: Allie's mother scoffs at Allie falling in love a day-laborer in the first act. In the third act, however, she shows Allie that she once loved a day-laborer as well, but instead married Allie's father. She still has feelings for the working man as well.
** This might be a subversion as her objections are later revealed to be a fear of her daughter repeating her mistakes.
* RejectionAffection: Allie only falls in love with Noah after rejecting him repeatedly only for him to persist.
* SlapSlapKiss: Noah and Allie's relationship is very much like this, with this exact thing happening in an early scene.
* RaceForYourLove: Noah races to make up with Allie at the end of Act 1, when she moves away.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Duke and Allie are Noah and Allie from the story!]] It's actually more of a reveal to Allie than it is to the audience, given that they already figured out who Allie was.
* RomanceArc
* ThrowItIn: The scene where Noah drives up and crashes into the gate of the Allie's summer manor was a fluke. They ruined a perfectly good gate, but they managed to get a great shot.
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Despite Alzheimer's keeping them apart, Noah and Allie manage to die together in the end.]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Noah and Allie after they reunite, especially during the dinner scene. [[spoiler: Of course, the tension is soon resolved by being CaughtInTheRain.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A whole scene was cut out that told the back story about the notebook itself. It's a very nice scene, but it came after the climax and added nothing that wasn't already in there.

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->I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.

An archetypical story of the BoyMeetsGirl. They have a summer romance and are hopelessly fallen for each other. It goes to pieces as he is a working class guy and she is a socialite, with her parents not believing in their love. They split up but the love doesn't die. Seven years later, they meet up again and the sparks fly. But can they get back together again after all that happened between then and now?

Set in the 1940's, this is all told with a FramingDevice in the modern day by an old man telling an old woman a story from an old notebook.

Starring RyanGosling, GenaRowlands, JamesGarner and [[RachelMcAdams Rachel McAdams]]. Directed by NickCassavetes.

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!!''The Notebook'' provides examples of:

* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5NeCwuZuT8 "Kokoro no Doa"]] is the theme song for the Japanese version.
* [[ShowerOfAngst Bath of Angst]]: After Allie sees Noah again in the paper.
* BeardOfSorrow: Noah gets one at one point in the story.
* BittersweetEnding
--> '''Duke''': [[spoiler:Good night, I'll be seeing you.]]
* CaughtInTheRain
* ComfortingTheWidow: Noah also tries to comfort himself while comforting the war widow.
* DatingWhatDaddyHates: Though the mother is more active in this trope, the parents don't like Noah being the working type.
* DecemberDecemberRomance: A deleted scene outlines this exact scenario with a background couple.
* DoubleStandard: A subtle one. It's hard to imagine a woman dangling from a Ferris wheel unless a man agrees to date her being depicted as anything but psychotic or at least pathetic but when Noah does this to win Allie its considered a romantic gesture (though it does seem lampshaded that they initially call out on him as crazy)
* FallingInLoveMontage: Yes quite.
* FramingDevice: The story is told by an old man to an old lady with Alzheimer's. [[spoiler:The old couple turn out to be the couple in the story.]]
* HappilyEverAfter
--> '''Duke''': And they lived happily ever after.
--> '''Allie''': WHO?! (Cue TheReveal)
* HappilyMarried
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Both Noah and Allie themselves at the end.]]
* HopelessSuitor: Lon becomes this only after Noah comes back into Allie's life.
* INeverGotAnyLetters: Textbook example. He sent 365 letters, and she got none of them because her mother was hiding them.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: As Allie and Noah argue over whether to stay with him or return to Lon, he tells her that if she wants to be with Lon, "Go. I lost you once, I think I could do it again, if I thought that was what you really wanted."
* LoveAtFirstSight: Noah is victim of this when he first sees Allie. Allie does not suffer the same.
* LoveTriangle: Noah, Allie, and Lon in the second half of the movie.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: "After seeing Allie that day, something inside Noah snapped. [...] Some called it a labor of love, others called it something else, but in fact, Noah had gone a little mad."
* MissingMom: Noah's mother is only mentioned in passing in a deleted scene. No other reference is made to her existence.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Lon considers (or distastefully jokes about) this option near the end of the movie. This isn't that kind of movie, however.]]
* ParentalHypocrisy: Allie's mother scoffs at Allie falling in love a day-laborer in the first act. In the third act, however, she shows Allie that she once loved a day-laborer as well, but instead married Allie's father. She still has feelings for the working man as well.
** This might be a subversion as her objections are later revealed to be a fear of her daughter repeating her mistakes.
* RejectionAffection: Allie only falls in love with Noah after rejecting him repeatedly only for him to persist.
* SlapSlapKiss: Noah and Allie's relationship is very much like this, with this exact thing happening in an early scene.
* RaceForYourLove: Noah races to make up with Allie at the end of Act 1, when she moves away.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Duke and Allie are Noah and Allie from the story!]] It's actually more of a reveal to Allie than it is to the audience, given that they already figured out who Allie was.
* RomanceArc
* ThrowItIn: The scene where Noah drives up and crashes into the gate of the Allie's summer manor was a fluke. They ruined a perfectly good gate, but they managed to get a great shot.
* [[spoiler:TogetherInDeath: Despite Alzheimer's keeping them apart, Noah and Allie manage to die together in the end.]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Noah and Allie after they reunite, especially during the dinner scene. [[spoiler: Of course, the tension is soon resolved by being CaughtInTheRain.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A whole scene was cut out that told the back story about the notebook itself. It's a very nice scene, but it came after the climax and added nothing that wasn't already in there.

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12th Mar '13 5:50:09 AM Craver357
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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Both Noah and Allie themselves at the end.]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Duke and Allie are Noah and Allie from the story!]] It's actually more of a reveal to Allie than it is to the audience, given that they already figured out who Allie was.

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Duke [[spoiler:Duke and Allie are Noah and Allie from the story!]] It's actually more of a reveal to Allie than it is to the audience, given that they already figured out who Allie was.
18th Feb '13 10:28:33 PM love1993
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4FtGFBmj5w "Kokoro no Doa"]] is the theme song for the Japanese version.

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4FtGFBmj5w com/watch?v=D5NeCwuZuT8 "Kokoro no Doa"]] is the theme song for the Japanese version.
15th Feb '13 1:00:22 AM IanWhoWas
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Generally loved by the public (at least, by all the women).
14th Feb '13 8:22:01 PM lexicon
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* BetaCouple: It is revealed near the end that Allie's mother was in the same situation as Allie when she was her age.
7th Jan '13 5:25:47 PM Lacey
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* RejectionAffection: Allie only falls in love with Noah after rejecting him repeatedly only for him to persist.
5th Dec '12 2:58:42 PM elimeli
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* FallingInLoveMontage: yes quite.

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* FallingInLoveMontage: yes Yes quite.
3rd Nov '12 11:59:29 PM damus2300
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4th Sep '12 1:23:13 AM Lshaw
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Although loved by the public (at least, by all the women), it has been criticized for being emotionally manipulative.

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Although Generally loved by the public (at least, by all the women), it has been criticized for being emotionally manipulative.
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