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The Notebook

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). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 24 Jun 2004
Video Release: 07 Mar 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Notebook is rated PG-13: for some sexuality.

Cast: Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner, Gena Rowlands
Studio: 2005 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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The Notebook opens in a place where few other movies go: A nursing home. Here an aging James Garner plays a resident who, other than having a history of… 
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