DVD 124 mins IMDB 7.9 (19,783 votes)
The Notebook
New Line Cinema (2004)
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(2005 )
Drama, Romance
USA  /  English

Ryan Gosling Noah
Rachel McAdams Allie
James Garner Duke
Gena Rowlands Allie Calhoun
James Marsden Lon Hammond
Kevin Connolly Fin
Sam Shepard Frank Calhoun
Joan Allen Anne Hamilton
David Thornton John Hamilton
Daniel Czekalski Recruitment Officer
Tim Ivey Rower
Starletta DuPois Nurse Esther
Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas Nurse Keith
Ed Grady Harry
Renée Amber Nurse at Counter
Jennifer Echols Nurse Selma
Geoffrey Knight Barker
Heather Wahlquist Sara Tuffington
Andrew Schaff Matthew Jamison III
Matt Shelly Seabrook Boy

Director Nick Cassavetes
Producer Lynn Harris; Mark Johnson
Writer Nicholas Sparks; Jan Sardi; Jeremy Leven
Cinematography Robert Fraisse
Musician Aaron Zigman
User Credit 1 Alan Heim
User Credit 2 Johnetta Boone; Nicoletta Massone; Karyn Wagner

Directed by Nick Cassavetes, this adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel 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 (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) 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. The Notebook also features Joan Allen, Sam Shepard, and Kevin Connolly. — Tracie Cooper

Edition Details
Barcode 794043749728
Region Region 1
Release Date 2/8/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

12 Deleted scenes with optional Director Commentary
  • All in the Family: Nick Cassavetes
  • Nicholas Sparks: A Simple Story, Well Told
  • Southern Exposure: Locating The Notebook
  • Casting Rachel and Ryan
    Director Nick Cassavetes commentary
    Novelist Nicholas Sparks commentary
    Rachel McAdams Screen Test
  • Personal Details
    User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
    User Text 1 Some sexuality.
    User Text 2 Behind every great love is a great story.
    Links All Movie Guide
    DVD Empire
    Amazon US

    Trivia: Ashley Judd was once attached to play the character of Allie. (more)

    Goofs: Audio/visual unsynchronized: At the carnival, when Noah jumps onto the Ferris wheel, Allie screams but her mouth doesn't move. (more)

    [first lines]
    Nurse Selma: Excuse me. Come on, honey, lets get you ready for bead

    Awards: 11 wins & 7 nominations (more)