The Lovers, By Rachel Mcadams And Ryan Gosling

1275 WordsDec 5, 20156 Pages
“We’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me…everyday.” Sound familiar? The lovers are named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, also known as Duke. As young people, these characters are played by Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. These actors portray first loves and heartbreak that tugs on your heartstrings beautifully just wanting and waiting for more. Starting off the movie with a beautiful scene looking across a sunrise-filled lake, which it gives off a comfortable, warm feeling to the viewers at home or in the theater. Then it pans out to an elder Noah Calhoun (played by James Garner) taking his daily medicine in a nursing home. Third scene shows an also elderly Allie Hamilton (Gena Rowlands) looking over the lake from her bedroom window. A nurse is asking her several questions about how she is feeling and what she would like to do that day. Allie doesn’t give off any interest in doing anything the nurse is suggesting. Noah enters her room with a notebook, offering to read to her. The nurse insists that Allie should do something else but Allie quickly accepts Noah’s offer and sits herself down to listen to him read from the notebook that which she wrote many years ago. This sets up the opening of the classic love story, “The Notebook.” The setting goes between a summer in South Carolina in the 1940’s with the young version of the lovers and present day time with the elderly version
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