Episode 23 - The Notebook

Happy Valentine's Day! In honor of this special occasion, we discuss a movie that puts the romance back into terminal dementia, Nicholas Sparks's "The Notebook." It's the third time we've covered an MTV Movie Award winner for Best Kiss, but it won't be the last. We're talking to you, "Shakespeare in Love."

Rachel McAdams plays Allie Hamilton, a Southern belle with no trace of an accent whatsoever who attracts one GQ cover model after the next. She likes to paint, but that's about all of the character development we get from her.

Ryan Gosling plays Noah Calhoun, a poor blue-collar guy with only a giant mansion to his name. He can quote poetry, write daily love letters and do a bunch of other sappy romance novel stuff. You know, as all Southern backwater lumberyard workers do.

The moral of the story is that you should break up with your successful and charming beau in favor of an angry construction worker with borderline personality disorder because you used to like each other back in high school.


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This episode is sponsored by Mission Possible.