Reading romance in ‘The Notebook’
'The Notebook', cinematic version of popular Nicholas Sparks bestselling novel will be screened on August 29 at 6.30 at the American Centre, Colombo-3.
Simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking, 'The Notebook' tells a deceptively simple and, indeed, familiar tale. It's all about the star-crossed romance of small-town boy Noah (Ryan Gosling) and pampered princess Allie (Rachel McAdams), who are thrown together one summer just before World War II.
Directed by Nick Cassavetes, this adaptation revolves around Noah Calhoun's (James Garner) regular visits to a female patron (Gena Rowlands) of an area nursing home. Rather than bore her with the inanities of everyday life, Calhoun reads from an old, faded notebook containing the sweeping account of a young couple whose love affair was tragically put to a halt after their separation in the midst of World War II. Seven years later, the couple was reunited, and, despite having taken radically different paths, they found themselves unable to resist the call of a second chance.