Starring: Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden, Joan Allen, Sam Shepard, David Thornton, Kevin Connolly
Directed by Nick Cassavates
Based on the Novel by Nicholas Sparks
Run Time: 123 min
Genre: Romance, Drama
Release Date: June 25, 2004
My Score: 5 out of 10
Duke (Garner) reads a love story to a fellow female patient (Rowlands) in a nursing home about two young lovers named Noah (Gosling) and Allie (McAdams) and their summer romance that turns into a love that will never die.
This movie was okay. I don’t really get why this is one of the most popular romance movies out there. Like, yest the lovers are put up against a big obstacle, class separation (how unoriginal, at least when they did this in Titanic the ship was also sinking too to add to the drama) and it just seemed a bit dull as it is over come with very little drama. But the plot line at present day I do say is romantic, and the ending is sad too. I guess all the hype around this movie just didn’t hold for me when I watched it, was a bit bored at parts despite thinking the movie had a great cast.
A true chick flick that delivers a stereotypical romance that doesn’t amount too much.