This week there has been talk of the movie, “The Notebook“, ruining relationships. (This movie came out June 25, 2004, yet there is a renewed interest in it due to co-star Ryan Gosling‘s new movie “Blue Valentine“.) “The Notebook” starts out ssssllllooooowwww, but won me over by the end. It has become one of my favorite movies because of the indescribable love that is portrayed in the midst of family interference and expectations.
The relationship controversy came because one man’s fiance dumped him because he said he wouldn’t DO the types of things that Noah did for Allie in the movie. Really? Now, I’ll admit, there have been some movies that gave me pause, but I am a realist and will not allow a story, though based on a real couple, dictate my thoughts or hopes. How do you feel about this? Should we allow entertainment have such a big impact on our existence?
The referenced post can be found at http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/01/ryan_gosling_the_notebook_make.html