Netflix added The Notebook to its streaming service in the UK and Ireland on February 25 and fans realized there was an alternate ending— and they weren't happy! When Netflix announced it would be added to the US accounts on March 1, fans of the Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams romance flick warned they would switch streaming services if Netflix didn't fix the error.
According to reports, the ending of the UK Netflix version of The Notebook differs greatly from the original. Rather than Noah and Allie dying in each other’s arms, the movie abruptly ends with two birds flying together.
One fan warned, “Don't mess with fans of #TheNotebook. They will hurt you. I hope you're hearing this @netflix. Don't be changing the content of movies! If you didn't direct, write, star, produce or anything else with a movie, keep your corporate hands off films.”
Another fan remarked, “I'm not big into romantic movies but I have seen #thenotebook and @netflix what you did wasn’t ok.”
One Twitter user threatened to leave the streaming service over the issue. “Emails @netflix to cancel my motherf**king subscription! You are NOT about to just ruin my favorite movie like that ☝?! After years of being a loyal Netflix customer I have been left no option but to fully commit to @PrimeVideo,” they said.
Netflix UK & Ireland addressed the issue on February 27. They reassured fans they did not edit the film. “An alternate version exists and was supplied to us,” the company said in a statement. The streaming network told fans, “We are getting to the bottom of it asap.” US Netflix also added they would be showing the hospice ending.
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