Romance Movie Review: Nights in Rodanthe

This is a movie review of Nights in Rodanthe.

Plot Summary (courtesy of IMDB):

Nights in Rodanthe movie reviewAdrienne Willis, a woman with her life in chaos, retreats to the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to tend to a friend's inn for the weekend. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts surrounding her -- a wayward husband who has asked to come home, and a teen-aged daughter who resents her every decision. Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and a guest named Dr. Paul Flanner arrive. The only guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend escape but rather is there to face his own crisis of conscience. Now, with the storm closing in, the two turn to each other for comfort and, in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives

Run Time: 97 Minutes

Movie Review:

This is the second movie made from a Nicholas Sparks movie I have watched within the last week and it is the second of which I just did not enjoy. The plot to Nights in Rodanthe was almost identical to Message in a Bottle with a few minor changes. Instead of grieving an ex the main male character was coming to terms with a mistake and other family issues. The female main character had almost the same baggage coming into the movie.

Richard Gere and Diane Lane are great romantic leads, but not this time. In this movie they just didn't click and their chemistry was just not there. Richard Gere specifically just didn't have the depth that the character needed to portray believably.

Once again there are some great beauty shots of the Outer Banks. Here specifically it's the amazing beach house (as that is where 90% of the movie takes place). But that is about the only thing aside from a supporting character who's grieving played by Scott Glenn.

If you want a well done love story, tear-jerker, or Nicholas Sparks novel-turned-movie go watch The Notebook. If you want something that falls short in all points then watch this one.

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Overall Movie Review Rating: I rate this movie as a Blah See - 2 stars

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