They rehearsed every day for three months prior to the beginning of shooting, and it shows.
It's been more than 12 years since The Notebook made you feel all kinds of emotions, including those about Rachel Mc Adams and Ryan Gosling as a couple.
They were a real-life duo for two years before their split in 2007, and they've both since moved on with multiple matches.
Rachel was serious with Michael Sheen and rumored to have dated her True Detective costar Taylor Kitsch, while Ryan and his current leading lady, Eva Mendes, share two daughters together, Esmeralda and Amada.
Watching Gosling flex his triple-threat muscles, it’s easy to wonder how much of his bravura performance is the genuine article and how much is movie magic.