The phenomenon known as the movie, “The Notebook” had escaped me until last night. For so long I had been uninterested in the movie because of all the hype around it and because that’s how contrary I am. If a million people rave about it, I don’t want to see it. Ridiculous, I know. Well all that came to a screeching halt last night. See, several months ago, I was shopping at Target when I came across a bin full of movies on sale for $2.99. Well, that’s a price that can’t be ignored so after browsing through the titles they were offering, I settled on “The Notebook” and a few others that I can’t currently remember. It sat on the shelf collecting dust. Why? There was never time to watch it, it seemed. Or was it still the resistance to succumb to the idea of being “notebooked”?
Dateline: last night. Sean and I decided to watch the movie together. The kids were entertained by the new Fairly Oddparents movie on Nickelodeon so the timing seemed to be on our side. The movie began slowly for me and immediately I was questioning the raves that this movie had earned. However, by the end, I was sobbing uncontrollably and laughing at the same time because I couldn’t believe how much I’d been effected by the film. It was completely unexpected. The only other movie that has ever effected me like that, and even more so really, was “Big Fish.” If you haven’t seen that one, please do. It’s another one that I resisted watching but adored at the end.
So that’s my post for today. I “notebooked” myself last night.