The Notebook has become one of the most popular romantic films in recent years. So, like all popular films, it's time to make a sequel. That's exactly what Ryan Reynolds and Conan O'Brien have done. Reynolds recently appeared on Conan's late night show to promote, well actually he promoted a number of ridiculous things, but one was a The Notebook 2. The clip starts at about the four and a half minute mark. Check it out.
Nobody can say that these two aren't committed to a bit. They go all in on that kiss for over 20 seconds. While they're not quite able to completely sell that they're in love, the kiss is serious. All that for a minute long spoof of The Notebook. It seems like a lot for a laugh, but then these guys are professionals.
The funniest part of the whole thing, in all honesty, isn't the two guys kissing. It's actually the set where they filmed the scene. It's so obviously just shot in front of a manicured hedge on the studio lot, with some sprinklers running to make it appear like it's raining. The lens filter to make it appear like it's night in the middle of the day is like something out of a bad movie. Certainly, this thing was shot as simply as possible, but it's the overly committed performance done on such a cheap set that makes the whole thing true art.
Ryan Reynolds also pitches a number of other concepts while appearing on Conan, including a new line of ham-based underwear, and a documentary about the dangers of dolphins. Unfortunately, there was no clip available for that one, it would seem like the much more important film.
Of course, Ryan Reynolds is actually involved in a high profile sequel of his own. Deadpool 2 has been making news recently, and not for good reasons. Director Tim Miller recently left the project over the ever popular "creative differences" though what makes the story more interesting is that the word is those creative differences were with Reynolds himself. The word is that John Wick director David Leitch is the front-runner for the job, though no official announcement has been made regarding a replacement.
A quick Google search informs me that there actually was a novel written by Nicholas Sparks that was a sequel to The Notebook, meaning that the idea that a sequel movie could happen isn't actually a completely crazy idea. Although, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams famously did not get along filming the first one, so trying to make a sequel is probably not a great idea. Still, this is Hollywood and apparently Ryan Reynolds and Conan O'Brien will happily take over the parts.
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