(Closed) The Notebook

posted 10 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I love The Notebook but I don’t ever treat my man badly….but the movie is so romantic despite her behavior…and I saw it at the drive-in in Council Bluffs, Iowa….movies are soooo much better at a drive-in theatre.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well, you knew I would answer it…Yup, I love The Notebook.  I read the book first, and I must admit I was pretty excited when the movie came out. 

I wouldn’t say she treats him like crap.  The reason things didn’t really work out for them earlier on was because she moved and her mom kept the letters from her.  Really, they both didn’t do things that were right.  We don’t see a chunk of their lives together, but it seems they both treat each other much better afterwards and they have a really beautiful, and inspiring unconditional love.

So, did the rest of you watch and/or read it?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I read it first then watched the movie. I always prefer to read the book first.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I read the book and then watched the movie.  I prefer the book, because I think it better explains their relationship, that the movie can’t do.  I would say though, that it’s not just her.  The point is, that they both were at fault in one way or another.  I think the moral of the story is, that they love each other despite the faults.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

oh yes, i cry, i laugh,i cry some more…and then some more.  I still need to read the book though

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

No, I don’t really even like The Notebook…but I’m not much of a "chick flick" person.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Ha ha, this is so funny to me because my fiance hates the Notebook too. He pretty much feels the same way you do, Mr. Bee, about the story line.

I do love it though. It’s just got that chick-flick allure that a lot of girls love. My fiance hates it so much that when he’s going out of town he suggests I watch it so I can get it out of my system while he’s gone.  

Post # 10
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Wannabee

I have to admit, it’s one of my favorites. I can’t help it. I love anything written by Nicholas Sparks.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I read the book too before watching the movie. And as in most cases, I felt the book was better. I suppose the book had more time to develop the character’s personalities and you can see both Allie and Noah’s faults. 

I did really like the movie though, mostly because I feel the actors they chose for the roles were fantastic. James Garner and Gena Rowland (old allie and noah) had me bawling, as in the super ugly cry.  

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

I read the book first, and SOBBED uncontrollably almost all the way through. Then I saw the movie with a group of girls and sobbed again.

Yes, I absolutely love the Notebook (and so does the mister!). I hope that in 50 years Mr. Powder Puff still calls me his sweetheart. Sigh.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’ve actually never seen the movie or read the book!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I read the book and I loved the book so much more. For the simple reason that you see where each of them make mistakes.

But in the end the true story is how much they love each other and true love can stand the test of time and health. I see this kind of love sometimes in my line of work. Where he is ill and she stands beside him, and takes care of him no matter what. But also where he takes care of her.

But yes I love the book. I don’t agree in what either one did to the other, but in the end it is the whole story that counts not just pieces of it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

I loved The Notebook!

I came to a realization a while back that the movies I loved the most were all about the girl treating the guy like crap, at first at least. Like in The Notebook, Gone with the Wind, Pride and Prejudice…

Unrequited love rocks! (when they end up together).

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

haha Totally agree with you, Mrs. Lovebird. I love reading about those couples, though I certainly hope I don’t treat Darling Husband like that.

besides, Darling Husband loves to watch "My Sassy Girl" just as much as I do!

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