Behind every great love is a great story. As teenagers, Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) begin a whirlwind courtship that soon blossoms into tender intimacy. The young couple is quickly separated by Allie's upper class parents who insist that Noah isn't right for her. Several years pass, and, when they meet again, their passion is rekindled, forcing Allie to choose between her soul mate and class order. This beautiful tale has a particularly special meaning to an older gentleman (James Garner) who regularly reads the timeless love story to his aging companion (Gena Rowlands). Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, "The Notebook" is at once heartwarming and heartbreaking and will capture you in its sweeping and emotional force. Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary, Featurettes. "All in the Family: Nick Cassavetes", "Nicholas Sparks: A Simple Story, Well Told", "Southern Exposure: Locating 'The Notebook'", "Casting Rachel and Ryan", Rachel McAdams Screen Test.