Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. ... See full summary »
A widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru, falls for the hotel florist where his seminar is given, only to learn that he hasn't yet truly confronted his wife's passing.
Adrienne 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. Written by
The rental home Serendipity was damaged and condemned after a Noreaster in November 2009. See more »
In the beginning of the film, when Dr. Paul Flanner is driving to Rodanthe, there is a short scene in which he's driving on US-17 south of Myrtle Beach, SC. (The store with the big sharks mouth entrance) This is nowhere near his supposed driving route. See more »
I know you've only ever known your father and me. And I love Jack, because he is your father. But there's another kind of love, Amanda. One that gives you the courage to be better than you are, not less than you are. One that makes you feel that anything is possible. I want you to know that you could have that. I want you to hold out for it.
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For most of this film the 2 leads are full of self pity for themselves. He is a surgeon with issues, one involving a operation which went wrong and another concerning his estranged son; she, a mother of 2 possibly problem kids in a marriage on the rocks. Then again, they both appear to be healthy rich individuals, so why so much depression?! Why do we have to sit through what is basically a couple of not particularly likable characters meeting and "falling in love", when both of them have so much emotional and other baggage,it would fill up a large left luggage office several times over! Within the entanglement of this tale there is a decent moral lesson,and for that I can give it above the minimum vote. However that morality tale is more or less lost in the soap opera misery of the self indulgence of this manic depression of a movie:
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