Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The One We've All Been Waiting For

Movie #21- The Notebook
Suggested by Me

So this is it! This is probably the one movie that I feel like everyone in the entire world has seen except for me. Some of you out there like it, some of you hate it. So I am going to end this feud once and for all!

The Notebook
Overall: 7/10
Deductions: LOTS of flesh, Noah's beard
Bonus Points: Dad eats pancakes for dinner, Rowing in a boat on a lake with that many ducks would be incredible. So long as they all decided not to turn against you...

I can honestly say I don't really know what to make of this movie. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great. Most of it for me was quite cliche. The whole story of forbidden love, separation, meeting again, having to finally decide whether to follow your heart or society's conventions- it's not exactly a new story. But the one thing that was a little different was at least the viewpoint of the characters when they are old and the twist of her haivng Alzheimers. I did find that storyline very touching (and simultaneously extremely depressing. I don't like movies that remind me of my own mortality and show me what I have to look forward to as I age. Blech.) So overall I can say that for those that love it, I don't see what the big deal is. For those that absolutely hate it and think it is the worst movie ever made, I would ask if you have ever seen Batman and Robin? Suddenly The Notebook is looking pretty darn good, eh?

And lastly, if there is anything in the world that The Notebook teaches us, it it this-

If you are watching a movie that has this guy in it:

Things are not looking good for his relationship...

Exhibit A: X-Men, boyfriend of Dr. Jean Grey, loses out to super hot Wolverine

Exhibit B: Enchanted, engaged to Giselle, loses out to McDreamy

Exhibit C: Superman Returns, engaged to Lois Lane, loses out to Superman (but who could really win that one?)

Exhibit D: The Notebook, engaged to Allie, loses out to Paul Bunyon, I mean, Noah

Someone really ought to tell him he's a terrible judge of character...


Mags said...

I have never seen this movie. But for some reason, I don't feel a pressing need.

Mike said...

Add this to the list of movies that mom wants me to watch but that I have resisted. My Dog Skip is at the head of the list, FYI.

Karin said...

I haven't seen it either...!

Linnley Marie said...

Good movie. But the actor she dumps is SO attractive! Just look at his eyes :) mmm... ha ha ha