Apparently, a version of the film that aired on Netflix in the U.K. had its final scene cut, meaning that the elderly couple don't die at the end. Instead, they apparently watch a bird fly over a body of water before the film fades to black.
That sounds really nice, to be quite honest, but these death-hungry Notebook fans are fuming
Just watched The Notebook on Netflix and someone has cut the end?!?! WHY?!?!— Georgia Diebelius (@GJDiebelius) March 4, 2018
I'm not big into romantic movies but I have seen #thenotebook and @netflix what you did wasnt ok that ending was beautiful it's all I can ever hope for in my marriage so when I finally eat dirt I can go with the one I love dont you dare take that away! Put it back!— Huggydaddy (@huggydaddy) February 25, 2019
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
Netflix quickly replied, swearing that it didn't mean to so rudely save the lives of two fictional characters with a shoddy edit. Instead, Netflix claims that it was given a different copy of the film.
Things you should know…— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) February 27, 2019
– 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?!