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Overall C+

An aging man (James Garner) spends his time reading to an elderly lady (Gena Rowlands), from an old notebook. The worn pages tell the story of young love between a socially mismatched couple (played by Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling).

Violence B+
Sexual Content C-
Profanity B-
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexuality.

Talk to your kids about…

The Notebook

How are elderly people usually portrayed in movies? How many films can you think of that deal with growing older in a thoughtful way?

What effect did reading the notebook have on the aging woman? Would you find such a book to be valuable to you in your twilight years?

To work through his grief, Noah puts time and effort into restoring the huge mansion he purchased. How can working on a project like this help to lesson the stress and grief of a major loss in your life?

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