The Notebook is considered by many to represent what we all love most in romance movies.
So it came as a surprise to Netflix viewers when they turned on the classic film, only to find that the ending had been changed, and not necessarily for the better.
Warning: The Notebook spoilers ahead!
Netflix has changed #TheNotebook's ending on the streaming service https://t.co/6cqIQ3OtwT https://t.co/HqdsABwEeK— Digital Spy (@Digital Spy) 1551195721.0
In countries where The Notebook appeared on the streaming service Netflix, the last scene of the movie now seemed to imply that Noah and Allie were still alive and well.
I'm not big into romantic movies but I have seen #thenotebook and @netflix what you did wasnt ok that ending was be… https://t.co/Hf94MEM67V— Huggydaddy (@Huggydaddy) 1551103169.0
Fans were not happy.
@huggydaddy @netflix Its shocking....! Give us back our gut wrenching tears!!!!!!! @NetflixUK #thenotebook— Michelle Frost (@Michelle Frost) 1551134248.0
Some people online questioned whether this might have been the ending all along, but they were swiftly put into their place by TRUE Notebook fans.
@digitalspy Are you sure that #Netflix has changed the ending? I have seen #TheNotebook 2 or 3 times over the years… https://t.co/PI7U7yuP9i— Elina Ogsta (@Elina Ogsta) 1551209493.0
@ElinaOgsta @digitalspy The ending has always been them dying in bed together, and the nurse comes in and is astoun… https://t.co/Fl5zG04KOK— Shan (@Shan) 1551238177.0
@ediefalcos yeah idk why! the alternate one just cuts off when noah and allie are holding hands in the bed and fade… https://t.co/xfV24wCRUb— hayley loves cece (@hayley loves cece) 1551221960.0
Why has @NetflixUK changed the ending to The Notebook!? 😭 I was going to watch it but now I’m going to need to buy it instead 🙃— Eliza ✨ (@Eliza ✨) 1551118907.0
Some Twitter users pointed out this alternate ending was similar to the ending of the novel on which the movie was based.
@PerezHilton @NetflixUK IF I remember correctly, the ending in the book is different and there is a sequel to The N… https://t.co/5pJgtg6bqZ— Vanessa (@Vanessa) 1551228647.0
@huggydaddy @netflix All they did was make it closer to the book. The movie took a lot of liberties and added / cha… https://t.co/8sctbp1ttY— RhetAskew Publishing (@RhetAskew Publishing) 1551273741.0
As long as Netflix was making changes to the classic movie, some fans wondered whether it might be possible to make a couple more tweaks...
@PerezHilton @NetflixUK Can they also change the photo album pics to actually look like Noah and Allie 🙄— A. Beaverhausen (@A. Beaverhausen) 1551223345.0
@digitalspy Does James Marsden actually get the girl now? https://t.co/vfOoXxPeVH— Dillon Hinkley (@Dillon Hinkley) 1551238218.0
@digitalspy If Netflix is changing stuff around can they also please finally add the second season of Firefly?— Blake (@Blake) 1551237411.0
If Netflix changed The Notebook, what else have they messed with?
@NetflixUK saw the thing about the notebook. You haven't messed with any other films or shows have you? It's not what people want you to do.— Stevie G (@Stevie G) 1551220769.0
@digitalspy Hey Netflix, if you’re gonna change the endings of movies on your streaming service, it would be nice o… https://t.co/Vzt4qkWh7N— Nikki Castro (@Nikki Castro) 1551237611.0
For now, the changes are only affecting Netflix viewers outside of the United States, but The Notebook will soon become available in the U.S. as well...with the same alternate ending!
also americans who don’t have the notebook on netflix, it’s coming march 15th with the same alternate ending that t… https://t.co/fCytsU9KyG— hayley loves cece (@hayley loves cece) 1551221180.0
There were those who believed the purists sticking up for the movie's original ending were making a mountain out of a mole-hill.
@huggydaddy @netflix This ending was better— Rowan Ashby (@Rowan Ashby) 1551239055.0
@huggydaddy @netflix Its a movie man, relax— Shivla Shikwana™ (@Shivla Shikwana™) 1551281351.0
@digitalspy There have always been two different endings. It’s called an alternate ending and they’re usually in th… https://t.co/2qw9ZopblH— chloe liz💛 (@chloe liz💛) 1551238399.0
There's only one way to settle this argument: watch both version of The Notebook and see which one holds up better.
@digitalspy Well damn it. I guess I’m going to have to watch again. Get the damn tissues out. 🤧 😭😭— ✨Kimothy (@✨Kimothy) 1551280885.0
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