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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 26 September 2008 (USA)
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A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.

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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 Drew ToLoweJarrBar

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It's never too late for a second chance

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,418,454 (USA) (26 September 2008)

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$41,840,908 (USA) (9 January 2009)
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Viola Davis is also a Law and Order SVU Alum, who played Donna Emmett from 2003-2008. See more »

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Before the hurricane made landfall, Adrienne said that the US Coast guard issued a hurricane warning for their area of the North Carolina coast. The US Coast guard cannot issue weather related warnings. It would have been the National Hurricane center that issued the warning. See more »

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Dr. Paul Flanner: We all make choices, Adrienne. You chose that life, you chose that man. Do you even remember who you really are anymore?
Adrienne Willis: Just stop it.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.8 (2010) See more »

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Moten Swing
Written by Bernie Moten and Ira Moten
Performed by Count Basie
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Not entirely successful but not a bomb
29 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere), a successful surgeon, has his wife leave him, his son (an uncredited James Franco) not respect him and looses a patient he's operating on. Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane) has two children and discovers her husband has cheated on her. They both need to get away. She watches over a beautiful oceanside inn in Rodanthe at the same time he books a room. They're all alone together. You can pretty much figure out the rest.

This is what's known as a weepie or a woman's film. It's beautifully shot with a romantic setting and lots of quiet scenes. There's tragedy, romance, more tragedy and an uplifting ending (sort of). The great acting by Gere and Lane helps disguise the fact that this film isn't really about much. Every single bit of the plot is predictable. I rolled my eyes a lot at some of the events. Also it's far too short--I didn't believe the romance between Gere and Lane for a second. If comes out of nowhere and moves VERY quickly. Still the movie does work. The inn itself is absolutely gorgeous and I was in tears by the end along with most of the audience. So it's a predictable but gorgeous movie with some wonderful acting. It doesn't deserve all the criticism it's getting. I give it a 7.


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