Review: Nights in Rodanthe

Sunday, 28 September 2008, 12:02 | Category : Uncategorized
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I almost forgot! I decided that since I’m watching a lot of movies and tv shows now, and reading a lot, I want to start posting a few reviews. So… while I’ve got a few back-reviews to write up and post, here goes the most recent movie!

Title: Nights in Rodanthe

Starring: Diane Lane, Richard Gere

Opening Date: September 26, 2008    Watched Date: September 26, 2008

Review: After a bit of debate, my mom and I agreed to go see Nights in Rodanthe on Friday night… much to my eventual dismay. Everything started out relatively ok. There was a decent setup for Adrianne (Diane Lane) to have a personal crisis which she needed to sort out with some time alone. Things started to break down when Richard Gere showed up on the screen though. Maybe its because he has played the role so many times, we all know what to expect, but his character had no depth. No explanation. No lead in. And in the end, he just left me wondering… “Who believed his BS?”

Nights in Rodanthe has a nice, romantic premise; the type you expect from Nicholas Sparks.  Middle aged individuals, struggling with their pasts, make a connection in a B-and-B by the sea, which leaves them forever changed. Other characters play a passing role: her daughter, his son, the 7-minute hurricane that pushed them into bed together. All are contributing to… to what? I’m still not quite sure.  The characters lack development and depth, and the story lacks closure. It simply drifts into the sea… where it might belong.

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