Ah, the inaugural Swoon-Worthy Sundays post. Since I already had a few posts dedicated to some favourite bad boys, I wanted to pick something different for this first post. So besides bad boys, what was the first thing that came to mind that made me swoon? The one and only movie that has ever made me cry: The Notebook.
I’m honestly not one that enjoys romance movies let alone tear up at one but something about this film must’ve resonated with me. The heartbreaking love story, the beautiful setting & gorgeous cinematography made what would be another romance film into the contemporary classic that it is today. Moviegoers fell in love with the beautiful Rachel McAdams and sexy Ryan Gosling, skyrocketing them into everyone’s radar, making them a household name.
While Allie & Noah were the main characters and deserve much of the swooning, it comes as no surprise to those who know me that I’m crazy about James Marsden, who (once again) plays the “other guy”, Lon. Admittedly, he was the reason why I originally wanted to go see the movie at the time. Little did I know that my friend and I would be bawling through the entire moving from about 1/3 of the way into it. But check him out in all his uniform glory… how can a gal not swoon at the sight of this man leaning against a car waiting for ya?
*ahem* Right. Back to the movie.
There were so many scenes in The Notebook that would constitute falling into this “swoon-worthy” category. From the moment that’s captured in the movie poster to when they first meet, to oh-so-many other heart-swelling scenes – this film is one big swoon-fest.
I generally prefer the books to the movies, however I’ve found that with Nicolas Sparks books, I tend to find them a bit boring and actually like the movies more. Maybe it’s going back to my not-liking-romance hang-up, where I find the books are too romantic/sappy/what-have-you but with the added casting choices, it gives more life & depth to the otherwise meh-read.
A few discussion questions:
- Have you read the book and/or seen the movie? What are your thoughts? How do they compare?
- Forgetting what the two guys looked like in the movie, what would you have picked: a lifetime of wealth & security or uncertainty & love?