This is the first Nicholas Sparks movie I’ve seen. I failed to see his earlier works like “Message in a Bottle” and “A Walk to Remember”. Despite its screaming strategy of targeting romance fanatics, teeners and dating couples, The Notebook has so much so offer more than romance entertainment.
I haven’t read the book, but a friend of mine told me that the book was much better (as usual) as it has more romantic elements in it. But basing the movie solely along, it is still a good story which tries to surprise you in the end but failed though. But throughout it is a very romantic tale, though you’ll question wether this is really possible in real life.
The actors here are really great, credits for them as they have somewhat excelled here by bringing the story to life. Without these good actors, this would have been a ho-hum movie.
I really enjoyed the Cinematography here. The director here really took advantage of the backdrop in adding to the feel of the movie. Really amazing and breathtaking.
What I liked about the score and soundtrack here, is it doesn’t hide behind those pop-movie formulas. It has a simple soundtrack, but it works.
All in all, this is a really nice movie. If you are into a relationship this is a perfect date movie. Though it doesn’t really transcend in terms of romance movies, it still has a very nice story, great actors and amazing cinematography to keep you entertained.