After a brief discussion with a girl at work, it has come my attention that there are chick flicks that are destroying the world. Hyperbole aside, I have decided to break down a popular girl film from a guy’s perspective. Today we frolic in the unrealistic waters of the “Notebook.” Basically, the movie is about some girl who’s loaded and gets hit on one summer by a local guy. They have relations and they don’t talk for approximately 3 years. During this time, she meets an educated guy that treats her well and has a steady job. How does she show her affection to said great guy. She goes back and shags the summer guy. How does good guy figure it out? Oh, he shows up at the door and she is in the background.
Tell me, in what world does this give even a remote depiction of acceptable relationship behavior!? Let’s reverse the roles and you tell me how “romantic” this is. Rich guy goes to small town for summer vacation. Has relations with a girl. Doesn’t talk for 3 years (instantly every girl is pissed) and then cheats on his current fiance’ with that girl again. Aw, how romantic. That’s my problem. It has to cut both ways. In no way would the reverse role be accepted as a romantic gesture. Instead it would have the effeminate spiteful comments similar to Deuce Bigalow. So there you have it. That is how a guy interprets “The Notebook”.