Nights in Rodanthe
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Diane Lane, Richard Gere and James Franco star in Nicholas Sparks' tender story of hope and joy; of sacrifice and forgiveness--a moving reminder that love is possible at any age, at any time, and often when least expected--Nights in Rodanthe. At forty-five, Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane--Must Love Dogs) must rethink her entire life when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. She flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina. But when a major storm starts moving in, it appears that Adrienne's perfect getaway will be ruined--until a guest named Paul Flanner (Richard Gere--Final Analysis, Chicago) arrives. At fifty-four, Paul has come to Rodanthe to escape his own shattered past. Now, with a storm closing in, two wounded people will turn to each other for comfort--and in one weekend set in motion feelings that will resonate for the rest of their lives.]]>
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Top Customer Reviews
"Chick lit" becomes "chick flick" as author Nicholas Sparks gets another makeover by Hollywood. I've read none of Sparks' works, but my better half and I have seen all three film versions of his modern-day tearjerkers: "Message In a Bottle", "The Notebook" and now, "Nights in Rodanthe." This one has all the predictable elements for this genre, but the acting by the leads (especially Lane) is solid and the scenery is phenomenal, the film having been shot around North Carolina's Cape Hatteras and on Ocracoke and Cedar Islands, all of which helps make a fairly mundane story more compelling. (I've been up and down the Outer Banks at least six times during my life, and that was much of the draw of seeing this film, especially at mid-winter.)
Of special note is the performance put in by veteran actor Scott Glenn, playing a widower waiting for an apology from the Raleigh surgeon played by Gere. Glenn, who left Hollywood earlier in his career to hang out in Idaho and earn his keep in blue-collar jobs, got the hang of the local dialect in "Nights" by hanging with a crabber and generally melting into the neighborhood. The craggy-faced Glenn owns his scenes with Gere, not only through pitch-perfect dialect but also with an understated yet stinging "nuts to you, you don't get it" attitude. When Gere's character finally visits the widower's cottage, Glenn steals the camera lock, stock and barrel. There's an acting award here somewhere, at least in my book.
Cinematically, the only fault one might find with "Nights" comes at the end.Read more ›
A good movie to see and now I pine for the the ocean front since most of the movie was a beach house. Sighs* a great movie indeed~
type of films, but I must say that "Nights In Rodanthe"
made me feel it whole-heartedly and took me on a very warm
and romantic journey about life, love, fate and all of it's
fragile complexities. This is perfect as a date movie with
the one you love or when you just want to spend a reflective
evening with a glass of wine just getting reconnected
to your humanity! Both Richard Gere and Diane Lane turn
in multi-layered performances as two star-crossed people
who are both at a crossroads in their lives and who meet,
by chance & fate, to complete each other and share in a rare
perfect moment in time that lasts over the course of a
long weekend of bliss at a bed & breakfast in a coastal
North Carolina town, (Rodanthe) which changes them both for the better.
Then, just when you think it's going one way, fate intercedes
again for an unexpected twist that adds even more depth and bittersweetness to this tale.
This movie is like one of those old technicolor 1950's
romantic dramas but with a modern spin.
Viola Davis and Chris Meloni both turn in good supporting
roles as well as the other cast members.
I must admit it though, I really enjoyed this movie!
There was some unnecessary melodramatic acting about midway through that kind of put me off (hence the 4 stars), but the rest was good. I can see where people were put off by this melodrama, because I was a bit turned off by the over-dramatic acting about midway through, but I feel the story had a lot of depth.
There are a range of emotions in this film, from love to bitterness, from anger to forgiveness. There are things in life that will always take us by surprise, and none more so than falling in love with someone then they die before you really have the chance to get to know them. I know from my own experience in life. This film hit close to home with me. Yes, I have had something very similar to this happen to me, so it was something I could relate to on a personal level. I met someone one night at a party after work, and it was mutual that we liked each other, and planned on doing something the next evening. He died in a car wreck on the way home, and I was the last person to see him alive. Something I never got closure on...
I, too, saw the outcome of this coming; but I didn't see the way a certain character was gonna deal with the end result. Fabulous performances all across the board: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Scott Glenn, and Pablo Schreiber all give top-notch performances in this, some roles larger than others; but all important to the overall story.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this movie becuz I love Diane Lane, Richard Gere, and Viola Davis and the storyline. Love the beach house! Read morePublished 2 days ago by S. Manai
Wonderful movie. I notice Gere has all the same expressions in his interviews and his movies.Published 19 days ago by Divah D.
I love this movie! When you find what love that changes your life for the better, it's amazing!Published 25 days ago by DWP
Surprisingly good movie, love the sharing off life events that affect us all in real life.Published 1 month ago by Susan Fox