Netflix have responded to claims that they ‘changed the ending’ of much-loved romantic drama The Notebook – which caused outrage among fans.
The film is set back in the 1940s, and tells the love story between Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams).
The emotional ending sees Allie, who suffers from dementia, finally remember Noah and their history – before the elderly couple pass away while lying in bed together, and are discovered the next morning by a nurse.
However, in the version on Netflix, the film simply ends with the couple holding hands in bed, before cutting to a shot of birds flying over a lake.
Fans expressed their frustration on social media, and one Twitter user wrote: “The Netflix in the UK doesn’t show the full ending to The Notebook and I’m actually about to riot.”
After noticing the backlash online, Netflix slammed claims that they changed the ending of the film, and explained that “an alternate version exists and was supplied to us.”
The streaming service also ensured users that they are “are getting to the bottom of it asap.”
Things you should know…
– we did not edit the notebook
– an alternate version exists and was supplied to us
– we are getting to the bottom of it asap
– apparently some films have more than one ending?!
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) February 27, 2019