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Nights in Rodanthe
Nights in Rodanthe
Actors: Richard Gere, Diane Lane
Genres: Drama
PG-13     2009     1hr 37min

The stars of Unfaithful rekindle their screen chemistry in this rich tale of hearts awakenings based on a bestseller by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Message in a Bottle). Richard Gere is Paul, a surgeon who long ago unwi...  more »

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Actors: Richard Gere, Diane Lane
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/10/2009
Original Release Date: 09/12/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 09/12/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 20
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 11/28/2021...
Meh. Plot was very forced. Fall in love! Get to know each other through letters! Lose love of life. Done. Beautiful scenery and good actors, kinda wasted.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 9/7/2021...
This had it's moments but overall, Richard Gere was not at his best and Dianne Lane definitely was not.
Terri S. from PHOENIX, AZ
Reviewed on 6/21/2019...
If you are a female and don't cry in this movie, you might want to check your pulse. Everything about this movie is beautiful, the scenery, the actors (both are 2 of my favorites, the story and the ending. Nicholas Sparks never fails to captivate and move you with heart touching stories! It's a chick flick for sure, but we chicks love them, that's for sure!
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 12/30/2014...
Once again I loved this movie, I did think that it went too fast in the beginning.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Tear Jerker Romantic Film
Robert D. Shull | Fairfield, OH | 01/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a real tear-jerker. The acting is fantastic and the emotions seem very real. The story line is well-considered, but it is definitely not the typical love story. The best way to describe this film is that it just feels real. You could imagine the characters being pulled off the screen and placed in the "real world" without any problem. I would definitely recommend Nights in Rodanthe to those who like a good love story with plenty of drama."
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Neil Cotiaux | North Canton, Ohio United States | 01/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Note: For those who haven't read the book or seen the film, spoilers appear below.

"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. Rather than close "Nights" with the spirited shots of Lane on the beach, mesmerized by a rare migration of the wild ponies that ordinarily confine themselves to the Virginia-Carolina border, the decision was made to tack on a wide shot of key characters peering out from a boardwalk - an unnecessary, even hackneyed action that drained some of the momentum from the film in its final moments.

"Nights in Rodanthe" isn't rocket science, but it's pretty to look at, the acting is more than workmanlike, and everyone loves a love story, right? Four stars for the film, five for Scott Glenn's performance."
Nice title -- it just doesn't work.
eileenpr | Boston, MA USA | 03/30/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Nice title, great stars (I love Richard Gere and Diane Lane), but this movie just didn't work. It was so formulaic and contrived that I couldn't get absorbed in this at all. I kept feeling bored and thinking, "this is terrible." This film is the worst I've seen from either of these fine actors. Between them, they've been in many two-star films, including Under the Tuscan Sun which I loved -- which were gems compared to this film. Thus, the one star."