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Rodanthe is a reliably steamy stormy sultry story.
This is one of the increasingly rare Hollywood films that treat people in middle age as though their feelings were just as intense and their needs just as valid as those of people half their age.
It's tough to make it through Nights in Rodanthe without wincing at its sticky-sweet sentimentality.
The film tastefully yet unenergetically chugs along.
It's an increasingly rare pleasure to see two naturally aging adults onscreen, and it's not exactly hard work to watch this still-gorgeous pair fall in love.
The Hollywood Reporter
A tasteful melodrama courtesy of the easy chemistry between its two leads and a generally restrained touch from Tony-winning director George C. Wolfe in his feature debut.
Chicago Tribune
As skillful and charismatic as Gere is, I never get the sense he's really in there, conversing with his fellow actor.
Aims straight for the tear ducts as well, but this weepie is a dry well.
Once a hurricane blows Gere and Lane into each other's arms, all the director's tasteful style and good sense turn into mush. Given the material, I suppose it has to.
Lane and Gere mime adult courtship with the efficiency of synchronized swimmers. Yet in this ocean of emotion, they look like they're drowning.
Less than the sum of its parts, which were problematic to begin with.

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