Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling star in director Nick Cassavetes’ romantic drama, ‘The Notebook.’

True love transcends all class boundaries, even during times of great societal turmoil and conflict, whether in the present day or 80 years ago during the beginning of World War II. The relatable journey of falling, and fighting to maintain, that love during a time of crisis was emotionally chronicled in the hit 2004 film, ‘The Notebook,’ which stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a young couple in the early 1940s.

The cult classic romantic drama follows poor lumbermill worker Noah Calhoun and heiress Allison “Allie” Hamilton (Gosling and McAdams) as they pursue a summer romance. However, Allie’s parents were never fond of Noah, and were betting against their relationship from the time they met, as her parents expected her to eventually marry within their higher social class.

After later separating, due to her mother’s meddling and him going to fight in World War II, Noah and Allie eventually reunite later in life, and spend time in a nursing home together in the present day. Noah, who’s now played by James Garner, reads their love story to Allie, who’s now portrayed by Gena Rowlands, from the title notebook, to help her remember their enduring romance.

Rowlands’ real-life son, Nick Cassavetes, directed ‘The Notebook.’ The Screen Actors Guild Awards-nominated movie was written by Jeremy Leven and Jan Sardi, who based the script on the 1996 novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.

‘The Notebook’ is set to air on the BBC One channel tonight on Filmon TV. (Note that the BBC One channel is only available to viewers in the UK, or international users who have a paid subscription.) The movie will be streamed tonight from 5:30-7:25pm local time. It can be watched live, or recorded and watched at a later time.

The BBC One channel is notable for offering something of value for everyone with a range of high-quality, popular programming for a modern UK audience. The channel was named Channel of the Year at the 2007 Broadcast Awards. FilmOn is a popular streaming service that enables viewers to watch live and recorded UK and international television shows, movies and music videos in a variety of genres, including news, sports, drama, comedy, horror, lifestyle, shopping, pop, EDM and blues.

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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