I think the true power to this story is how Noah entices Allie to remember him and their love story while she was degrading from Alzheimer's disease. That is the REAL love story. The rest is just fireworks and beautiful sensationalism that can only be rehearsed and fabricated on screen.
Real love is so fragile that it cannot be filmed. There are no retakes. Only takes and endless instances of failures. It's allowing the other person to be unlovely and still choosing to love and act on that love. It's a tireless discipline of finding new reasons and new ways of expressing something. It's breathing precious meaning into share life.
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