The Notebook

Movie • 2004 • Drama  

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An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.
This movie contains 18 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
231 supporters
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MovieGoersForTruth
Most graphic depiction of a dogs death that I have ever seen. Also so out of place too, right after that intense romance scene... Strange...
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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saste12
Ally hits and slaps Noah a few times during arguments, but he doesn't retaliate or say anything about abuse. Might still be upsetting for folks if women hitting men in relationships makes you uncomfortable.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
77 supporters
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saste12
Ally's controlling parents (or really her mother) might be triggering for some.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
110 supporters
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Are animals abused?
129 supporters
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Blitkun
At about 1/3 of the movie there's a scene that takes place in a logging. In an establishing shot a donkey can be seen dragging wood and being whipped. It's not particularly graphic, but it can be distressing.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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saste12
The old woman is restrained by nurses and given a sedative in a scene when her alzheimer's makes her confused and combative. It doesn't seem like medical abuse to me though, it seems necessary to keep the old woman from hurting herself or others.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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saste12
The old woman is restrained by nurses and given a sedative when her alzheimer's makes her confused and combative. It doesn't seem like medical abuse to me though, it seems necessary to keep the old woman from hurting herself or others.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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minny1994
Allie goes nursing for wounded soldiers and you can see in the back someone with a missing arm, it’s only one scene tho!!
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Allie faints when she sees Noah in the paper
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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saste12
(Minor Spoilers) Noah's dad dies partway through the film. Noah is an adult when this happens. You don't see the actual death, but there is a funeral scene and a voiceover explaining it.
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Does someone cheat?
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saste12
(SPOILERS) Ally and Noah cheat on their partners together when they are reunited.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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xoctk
yes but it's not visible, needles are one of my triggers and i wasn't bothered by it
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saste12
Technically it's a nursing home, though one of the characters is medicated and kept in a room by themselves when their alzheimer's makes them confused and combative.
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saste12
Parts of the film take place in a nursing home, and there are a couple scenes in hospital rooms.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Amicicide
The phrase isn't explicitly said, but Noah threatens to drop from the Ferris wheel if Allie doesn't say she wants to go on a date with him. It's unclear how serious he is about the threat.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
24 supporters
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Yes
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saste12
The movie is based around one character's alzheimer's.
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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Brad_Pitt
The Notebook is well known for it's sad ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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saste12
Ally accidentally runs her car into a fence, breaking the fence down and stalling her car. No one is hurt.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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