YMMV / The Notebook

  • Cliché Storm: Detractors will say that the movie is all but original.
  • Critical Dissonance: Ordinary moviegoers call this one of the best romances of the 2000s, but the critics seem more divided.
  • Designated Hero:
    • Some viewers couldn't sit well with Noah guilt-tripping Allie into ditching a date with her fiancé by threatening to kill himself otherwise. Given that it's legally considered psychological abuse, they may have a point.
    • We're also supposed to be perfectly okay with Allie cheating on a fiance who clearly adores her. To the point where he still wants to marry her, even after she confesses to him.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Noah's death becomes even more sadder with James Garner's passing in July 2014.