Friday, April 01, 2005

The Notebook / A Movie Review

So the movie "The Notebook" is now on DVD. I have heard about this movie since last summer. "Oh, it's the best movie ever!" "I cried my eyes out!" "I saw it 5 times" all these comments were made by young twenty something females.

OK, so I rent the movie and sat down to watch it while the little darlings were at church. I saw about an hour of it, and had to turn it off to go pick up the chillens. So when I got them back home, I asked them if they'd like to also see this movie. They assume that anything on DVD is the best movie ever, so ofcourse they agreed to watch it with me.

I really liked the first hour of the movie. Guy meets Girl. Guy is instantly smitten by Girl. Girl then falls in love with Guy. Life/Parents/Money come between Guy and Girl. So I am watching with the kids, we ain't saying much about what's going on til the sex scene starts up. This is the time when I say the standard, "Sex outside of marriage is BAD!" and "Close your eyes, I'll tell you when you can open them." (Then I usually forgot to tell them to open them, just for meaness.)

Now, I am not going to give away the ending, except to say that even though this is suppose to be some kind of shocker when the story all comes together at the end, I had it all figured out about 30 minutes into the movie. The ending is suppose to be so "touching" that water will pour out of your eyes, until you are knee deep in tears. This didn't happen for me...

Both my daughter and niece (both in their early twenties and both never "seriously" in a relationship, but typical Harlenquin Romance Girls.) just went on and on about that a tear jerker this movie is, and how wonderful it was. When the movie goes off, I look over at the 15 and 16 year olds, and ask them what they thought. They both thought the movie was pretty lame, just like I did.

Now I am worried that they both are either jaded or don't have hearts. (Like me, but I am excused because I am a old lady, and I've seen all, so I am immune!)

I guess time will tell with those two...but in the meantime, I am glad to know that there not saps.


Idgie @ the "Dew" said...

I'm with you - I won't even watch the movie because the guy that wrote it writes the most sap-assy things that I can't stand him. Isn't he the one that wrote the Horse Whisperer or something and in the end of the book the trainer throws himself under the hooves of the wild stallion cause the chick leaves him - Gagggg.

(This is me at 6 a.m. talking like I'm 14 - I need more coffee - excuse me!)

SouthernChickie said...

He wrote the Horse Whisperer?!?!?! It figures. I couldn't even watch that one! Just the thought of a guy whisperering sweet nothings in Mr. Ed's ear was more than I could stomach!! Eeecckkk.

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Movie Reviews Collection said...

I really like the story. The last scene really makes me cry when two couples die together.