If you’re watching the weepy romance The Notebook, you know what you’re signing up for: full investment in Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie’s (Rachel McAdams) forbidden romance… and a box of used tissues by the end credits.
**Spoilers for The Notebook follow**
But Netflix users have discovered that the streaming giant’s cut of the film has a different ending to the heartbreaking one they know and love, which originally sees Noah and Allie die in bed together as an elderly couple.
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In the version available on Netflix, viewers only see an ambiguous shot of birds flying over a lake — and fans of the film are not happy about it.
“Why did Netflix change the ending of the Notebook, the best part of watching it is having your heart break at the end,” wrote Twitter user Katie.
why did netflix change the ending of the notebook the best part of watching it is having your heart break at the end ????
— KT (@katiesullivaan) January 14, 2019
“It’s shocking…! Give us back our gut wrenching tears,” another Twitter user said.
— Michelle Frost (@chelliey) February 25, 2019
— Sophie Ashwood (@sophieashwood) January 13, 2019
It’s unclear whether Netflix actually edited the film itself or is simply using an alternative cut to the one most people have seen, but that hasn’t stopped some viewers sharing their concerns that the service may have “messed” with other movies and shows.
@NetflixUK saw the thing about the notebook. You haven't messed with any other films or shows have you? It's not what people want you to do.
— Stevie G (@steviemanmuppet) February 26, 2019
Some even threatened to switch to another streaming service or else buy a physical copy of the film after Netflix ‘ruined’ the beloved movie.
Emails @netflix to cancel my mofo’n 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#netflixruinedthenotebook#TheNotebook#Netflix @NetflixFilm
— PlainJane_F (@DaOrigPlainJane) February 25, 2019
Why has @NetflixUK changed the ending to The Notebook!? ???? I was going to watch it but now I’m going to need to buy it instead ????
— Eliza ✨ (@elizadarlings) February 25, 2019
Netflix, give us back our ugly crying, please.