Why did I do this to myself? I just- Sorry, let me get this out of the way first…. The Notebook (2004) is a romance movie, based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. But, everyone knows it as the movie where the old people die at the end. Sorry for the spoiler, but, culturally, if you didn’t know that’s how the movie ends its kind like if today you watched Titanic and was supposed when Jack dies, sorry again for the spoilers but again, culturally, if you didn’t already know that’s on you.
The Notebook is the one where the old people die together. Everyone knows that. I know it. You know it. My cat sitting on the couch next to me knows it. But, if I knew how it was going to end, how come it has me feeling like this? I think I know why…. Their names are Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
I started this movie thinking, OK, time to watch the movie where the old people die at the end. But, then the movie starts and… well… gosh darn it…. That Ryan Gosling pretty charming and so is that Rachel McAdams. So, charming in fact, that I begin to forget how the movie ends. The two actors charm and chemistry is so powerful on screen, that I forget that I definitely know its the movie where the old people die at the end. Those two darn Canadian dream boats got me wrapped up in their magnetic charisma on screen that I forget everything.
And I hate it. I hate how easily I was tricked by simply watching two extremely attractive people be extremely attractive together. I’m better than that! Or, at least I thought I was. But, I guess I’m not. And now, here I am, minutes following the credits rolling (and by extension the old people dying), sad, writing down how sad I ended up despite being properly warned of the sad ending.
God, it doesn’t feel like a Tuesday….
The Notebook is on Netflix, so, try to see if you can avoid its charm and tear jerking ending.