The Notebook

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

More sexy stuff than you'd expect for a syrupy romance.

PG-13 2004 124 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 49 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 127 reviews

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age 17+

how's nobody talking about the toxic relationships in this???

forget the sex scenes, why is nobody talking about the toxic relationships/cheating in this movie? 1. noah literally threatens ally to go on a date with him in the beginning by hanging onto a ferris wheel 2. ally and noah literally have nothing in common; theyre only dating after noah saw ally and decided he should date her (pretty much why i hate "love at first sight" cliches) 3.they both cheat on other people!! (ally cheats on her fiance, noah used to sleep with some war widow) my list of why i hate this movie could go on; i honestly don't understand why all of the other girls in my class were fawning over this movie last year in high school
5 people found this helpful.
age 17+

Enjoyed the movie; should be rated R.

I did enjoy the movie, but this movie should not be rated PG-13. There is no way in hell I’d show this to a thirteen year old. Graphic sex, moaning, implied orgasm. I think the movie should be rated R, so I think 17 would be the best age, although perhaps a really mature 16 year old could watch it.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
3 people found this helpful.

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