The Notebook is a love story about Noah and Allie. The movie begins in their old age with Noah telling their life story starting with how they met. Allie has alzheimer's and is in a medical facility unable to remember her past. Noah is persistent and refuses to leave her side even though she can't remember him. Towards the end of the film, Allie remembers the story, she remembers Noah, it seems as if she remembers everything. Unfortunately these memories don't last long and quickly fade. They die that night hand-in-hand, a peaceful quiet death. Viewers watching the film cry with the sadness of death, but also from the happiness of love.