Netflix Changed the Ending of THE NOTEBOOK for UK viewers

One of the best AND worst things about "The Notebook" is that the lead characters die of old age together. But if you watch the movie on Netflix in the UK, you get cheated out of . . . or spared from . . . that TEARJERKING ending

Because Netflix UK changed the ending so that instead of seeing them die in that hospital bed, you watch a flock of birds fly over a lake.

Obviously, some Brits aren't happy about it. One woman Tweeted, quote, Why did Netflix change the ending of'The Notebook'? The best part of watching it is having your heart break at the end

Can they do that w/o permission from the makers of the film? And if they did have permission...why change it?

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