03 October 2009
The Ultimate Chick Flick
Typically, movies that are categorized as romantic love stories or romantic comedies fall under the genre of Chick Flick. Most probably because the story line usually entails a girl or guy who is madly in love with someone who has to jump through rings of fire in order to get the person they so desperately seek. These movie usually come quite close to the fairy tale type of romance that I believe most girls grow up fantasizing about. Meeting a person who sweeps you off your feet; the one person you would not want to imagine living your life without. If only there were one person who can make you laugh, cry, angry, upset, and make you feel emotions that you have no idea how to describe, that you might find happiness in life. There is a movie that I have seen that will make you believe in these ideas, and it is called The Notebook.
The Notebook is a movie based on a novel written by author Nicholas Sparks. It is a story of an undying love started between two teenagers of different social classes in the 1940's. The two main characters, Noah and Ally, meet one summer as Ally's well to do family visits their summer home in a small country town called Seabrook where Noah, a poor country boy, has lived his entire life. After numerous failed attempts from Noah to try and get Ally out on a date with him, mutual friends decide to surprise them and bring them both to a movie in which they have no choice but to sit with and get to know each other. They fall for each other instantly. Near the end of the summer Ally's parents see how their relationship had grown into something serious and did not approve. The seventeen year old girl was forbidden to see Noah anymore and her parents decided that they would leave town immediately. The two argue about what to do and ultimately break up. Once separated Ally and Noah had no choice but to move on with their very different lives....