Nights in Rodanthe(2008)
For those of you who thought The Notebook was the most romantic thing since um... sliced bread, get ready for Nights in Rodanthe with the handsome Richard Gere and the lovely Diane Lane. She plays a woman in an unhappy marriage who tends a friend’s coastal inn for a weekend. Cue Gere, as Dr. Paul Flanner, who arrives at the inn just before a storm arrives. The two of them find solace from their chaotic lives, and enjoy a magical weekend together. Just take a look at the trailer for proof. It’s romance x10.
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It starts off okay. Lane's dealing with a cheating husband, a Kelly Osbourne-type rock brat daughter and a son who is clearly a pre-Hogwarts Harry Potter. She trots off to tend to her friend's hotel on the Rodanthe beach and in swans an orangey, but still clearly pretty dashing, Gere, with the smell of aftershave positively emanating from the screen. He's not here for fun but for some other mysterious, stressy reason. Intriguing. Then the courting starts, and it's all you can do to stop your toes curling. ... More
There's middle-aged dancing, tinned food basketball, cuddling in a storm, one of Gere's proper Officer And A Gentleman bear snogs and - clang! clang! clang! - a string of syrupy one-line howlers. Then Gere disappears to see his son, Lane goes back to ditch her husband and look after 'Kelly' and 'Harry'... and the love letters begin. Then something bad happens. Then there's howling and tears. Then there's a preposterous bit involving horses. Oh f**k off, this is just stupid.
Even fans of The Notebook (written by the same novelist) will find this a struggle. It's a date movie for stupidly lovesick 50-somethings with zero taste in films. If that sounds like you, enjoy. Everyone else should take their other halves out for a nice meal instead.
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BY Linda wannabe
Not a good move and I am sorry I asked my husband to sit through it, I felt that I... More then had to fill him in on the Book which he even said sounded better than the movie.Hide