The Notebook

9:00pm Wednesday, April 20 on

Nick Cassavetes’s romantic drama stars his mother Gena Rowlands and James Garner as Duke and Allie Calhoun, living out their twilight years in a retirement home. She is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease but he insists on daily readings to her from a notebook, a record of how they met and married. And in flashback the film tells that story, with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as the young couple. She comes from a monied North Carolina family, he from local working stock but with aspirations. Despite the obstacles her family put in her way, her engagement to another and his Second World War service, their love overcomes all.

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