Ryan Gosling: The Notebook Makes Couples Break Up


Has The Notebook set our romantic standards too high? So says its star Ryan Gosling, who mentioned the film (though not by name, oddly) while promoting Blue Valentine, and blamed it for splitting up two lovers: "People would come up to me and tell me that they thought [The Notebook] was romantic, but one guy told me that he was engaged and [his fiancée] broke up with him after that movie because she said to him, 'You wouldn't build a house for me [like the lead character does], would you?' He was like, 'Well, no, but I don't know how.' She said, 'But if you knew how?' He said, 'No, I wouldn't. But it doesn't mean I don't love you.' She said, 'Yeah, it does.' And she called it off." [IFC]