Noah and Allison Calhun discover first true love in pre-war 1940's America. Allie as she was nicknamed is only 17 years old. She is so beautiful, innocent, full of life, what an excellent job the producers did of casting her as the perfect girl.
Yes, poor little rich girl meets literally, penniless Noah, who works as a labourer for a lumber factory. In contrast, Allison's father is a very wealthy, handsome man who owns the textile mills. Her father is completely Southern Texan with the accent and sweet, fine gentlemanly manners of those men.
Allison's mother, comes across as terribly snooty and uptown. Strangely enough, she admits to Allison a secret she has held on to for 16 years. The fact that she also was in love with a poor labourer called Trevor. Allison's grandfather had intercepted her mother and her true love across borders as the couple eloped to marry and live in eternal bliss.
During the climax of the film, it is plain that Allison's mother is still heart-broken over her lost true love.
Sadly, she was the reason that Allison and Noah are broken up it seems forever, until seven years later when Noah goes to Charleston to buy supplies to build and renovate an old Manor home that he and Allie were going to make love in the first time so long ago. This film has the scenes and the emotional and mental struggles that parents have with their dear beloved children, hoping that they meet someone better suited to them.
This was the most heart wrenching scenes I have seen in a long time of how Noah builds his love into this home hoping to win Allison's love back.
On the eve of her engagement, Allison sees the manor home advertised in the newspaper and that the builder, Noah Calhoun wants to sell it for a large sum. The story takes a complicated and very exciting turn.
I give this film a 9/10 for cinematography, music composition, starring actors 10/10 and best supporting characters 10/10.
I am a hopeless romantic and this film is one of excellent quality, storyline is superb and definitely one I would recommend for teens to see before embarking on the long, twisting, confusing road of LOVE.