Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nights In Rodanthe: Movie Review


In the romantic drama '
Nights in Rodanthe,' based on the Nicholas Sparks best-selling novel, Diane Lane stars as Adrienne Willis, a woman with her life in chaos, who 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 teenaged daughter who resents her every decision.Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) arrives. 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.

King Baboon and I rented this movie this weekend. I had already read the book by Nicholas Sparks when it first came out, so I knew the story line, and like always I went into the movie certain it wouldn't hold a flame to the book. Well... needless to say... I was right. Surprised?!?! Ha, you shouldn't be! HE HE HE!

It's not to say it wasn't a good movie, just not up to pare with the book. I love Richard Gere and Diane Lane. They work wonderfully together and they are a believeable couple. Was just missing something for me.

I will give this movie 3 out of 5 stars!
But.... BUT.... Richard Gere gets a 5 out of 5 stars on his kisses. Man he just puts his whole self into them!
Until next time...
Happy Reading!


Ruth Schaller said...

Oh, I want to see this one! I'm a sucker for these two actors together! I love 'em both!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

Love the review :)
Can I just say how in LOVE I was with the house?

Tena said...

Juju, loved this house too, just imagine it is actually standing somewhere, just not sure where, lol