The tale is narrated in the current day by an aged man played by James Garner. He is telling the story to a colleague nursing home tenant performed by Gena Rowlands. The story started in 1940, in the Seabrook Island of South Carolina. The local countryside boy Ryan Gosling played as Noah Calhoun is obsessed with the 17 year old heiress Rachel McAdams played as Allie Hamilton, after noticing her in a carnival, and then, they disclose a pleasant love affair during summer. Allie was taken by Noah to a dumped house, giving reasons that he wanted to buy it just for them. Shortly that evening, she told him to make love with her, but they are disrupted by Fin played by Kevin Connolly as Noah's friend of the rumor that the parents of Allie have the police out searching for her. When Noah and Allie go back to her mansion, her parents forbid her from meeting Noah. In an argument, the mother of Allie's calls Noah a trash, and Noah hears about it. He was so upset, so he walks out but Allie run after him. Their argument ended in break up and in the next morning, Joan Allen played as Allie's mother, Ann, declares that the family is going back home to Charleston. Right after then, Allie tried her best to contact Noah, but he was unable to find. She informed Fin to tell Noah that she still loves him before she drive back home. When Noah received the message of Allie's, he was in a hurry to go to their house, but he was late, it was empty.
There are still a lot of things happened in the movie that would make you watch it over and over again, and often times, a film that came from a source material like a novel, will absolutely be a good one. The movie is a good adaptation of the novel, citing what happened in the past and getting in touch with the outside present world. The film is acted and directed so well. They all had a great job in the movie, and helping altogether to a great cast and carry the story to have an end that is so well.