Not a bad review that the person before me wrote but goodness, did you really have to make it 3 days worth? You might as well have typed out the movie script. Now then, where was I? Oh yes! The Notebook. Amazing story, not that original but still amazing. Ryan Gosling delivers here. With the way he looks at his costar in those romantic moments, ALL MEN long for that. ALL MEN. The story will make you laugh, wonder, get upset and yes...yes... cry. Now on to the one and only, Rachel McAdams... Need - I - say - more? If you really want to get into actresses of Hollywood who deliver an Oscar-worthy performance and has the looks to go along with it - Rachel McAdams is that. She is what every man, black white or whatever longs for in a wife, partner and whatever else. Especially those of us who are Hopeless romantics. Along with Ryan - they deliver a performance that will strike you in the gut, and leave you down for the count. This movie does in it's entirety, what some that are out in the box offices today, can't even do in their opening. A must see, rent, buy... and have.
First off, this one was put together by the same guy behind the HUGE cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You know - the one with Sarah Michelle Gellar and the crew. Charisma Carpenter who is STILL one of the most gorgeous women in the world. This one starts out nicely. It has good looking actors in it who also deliver - THE DOUBLE PACKAGE - and it also has a easy storyline to follow. Like he does best, Joss Whedon actually combines all of the elements in this one; love, hurt, pain, suffering, a little bit of horror, action, exquisitely mapped out fight scenes, drama and yes... ...humor. Joss doesn't miss with this one. Summer Glaum plays River Tam and she is absolutely beautiful - Nice movie - get it - rent it - it's worth far more than some that are out now!!
If you like drama... and for those of you kids out there who are googly-eyed over the Twilight Saga...Take a gander at where actors like that more than likely got some of their acting cues. This movie takes hold of you from the start and DOES NOT LET GO! It is amazing because it makes all of us question our own racism's (that we do have no matter who you are no matter what religion.) Get this one - it will surely have you in tears I GUARANTEE IT.. And the Roger Ebert Guarantee is something you can bet your sweet a-- on!
Let me just be honest. This very movie has been imitated in SEVERAL shows and films alike - all because it is THAT original. Hats off to Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and their cast and crew on this one. The movie is awesome and I am glad to say that it's in my top 10 of best films ever made. I wont give away too much but this movie starts out slow. It starts out so slow that it's likely that you'll get bored with it. But I encourage ANYONE - ride it out. This one will definitely have you on the edge of your seat and pushing for the good guys...especially my favorite guy. Virgil Briggman. I think anyone of any age can enjoy this one ... I know I did.
And what I have to say about this one is going to make a lot of teenage girls mad but... they get mad over cell phones and stuff they can't have so - Who gives a hoot? I don't. Now - Eclipse - Twilight 3. Nice pickup after that documentary New Moon. I must say though, this one turned out 100 times better then the sequel. The storyline was FAR better. Somewhere along the lines they actually picked up an acting coach for Taylor Lautner (I don't care if the name's wrong) and Edward still looked like something in his lower bowels was hurting him. There was that one line from Jacob (Lautner) that almost threw the entire movie off for me. The one where he tells Edward, "And we both know I'm hotter than you!" And of course the little teens in the audience seemed to have an orgasm from this but... If you actually focus on how he said it - again he sounded too soft and almost like he wasn't sure. In any case - better then New Moon - THANK you for improving the Saga..