New Line Cinema
- American company founded in 1967
- currently a subsidiary of Warner Bros.
The Notebook (2004)
- Directed by Nick Cassavetes
- Starring Ryan Gosling
- Budget: $29,000,000
- Box office: $115,603,229
- Genre: drama, romance
- Plot summary: A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.
- independent film/TV production company founded in 1994 in Bucharest
Love Sick (2006)
- Directed by Tudor Giurgiu
- Starring Tudor Chirilă
- Budget: $444,000
- Genre: drama
- Plot summary: Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it’s deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and brother who sometimes fight. They happen to be lovers. Love Sick is about their stories.
Although both these movies are romantic dramas, it is clear that the one produced by a big company (i.e. The Notebook) was meant to be a mainstream movie that would bring in a lot of profit. It was shown in cinemas worldwide.
In contrast, Love Sick was made to tell a story. It was shown at small, indie film festivals and it had little to no marketing. It does not have a happy ending and it is a more realistic rendition of life.