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Nights in Rodanthe Film Review - a Summary Movie Review About a Great Movie Featuring Beautiful Wild Horses

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Nights in Rodanthe film review

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Nights in Rodanthe movie poster

Nights in Rodanthe movie

NIGHTS IN RODANTHE - Nights in Rodanthe Film Review :

Nights in Rodanthe the movie is a movie that is based on the novel by bestselling American author, Nicholas Sparks (who also wrote The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle among others). This film, Nights in Rodanthe stars Diane Lane as a woman (Adrienne) who is distraught by her husband's infidelity.

In Nights in Rodanthe the movie, Adrienne's estranged husband is Jack (played by Christopher Meloni) and

  • her children are heartbroken by the development that is their parents' divorce.
  • The teenaged daughter (Amanda played by Mae Whitman) takes it especially hard.
  • In Nights in Rodanthe the movie, the character Amanda is already at a rebellious age but she begins to rebel even more much to her mother's chagrin.
  • Amanda's fashion style is dark and can be taken to be a sign of her rebellion.
  • She becomes interested in getting tattoos without first asking her mother's permission.

In Nights in Rodanthe the movie, Adrienne's daughter, Amanda is rebellious.

1. Viola Davis co-stars in Nights of Rodanthe as the character Jean, best friend of Diana Lane's character Adrienne

In the movie, Nights in Rodanthe, while Adrienne is dealing with all of the difficulties including her daughter's rebellion, her best friend who is named Jean (played by the actress Viola Davis) calls on her for help.

Jean inherited her mother's bed and breakfast and needs some assistance overseeing its upkeep while she goes on vacation.

Adrienne feels that looking out for the bed and breakfast can be her own vacation and she agrees to help her friend out. Adrienne needs to get away.

Adrienne needs to get away.

Nights in Rodanthe Trailer

2. The movie Nights in Rodanthe has beautiful scenery and features wild horses

In Nights in Rodanthe, the character Adrienne goes to the bed and breakfast in Rodanthe, North Carolina in the Outer Banks and there, she receives just one guest, the character Paul played by Richard Gere.

One of the strong points of Nights in Rodanthe the movie is the beautiful scenery of Rodanthe, North Carolina and views of the beautiful wild horses on the beach.

Nights in Rodanthe is the third film that Richard Gere and Diane Lane star in together. The last one was Unfaithful. Perhaps I should now add them to my hub, "Actors who work well together".

One of the strong points of the film, Nights in Rodanthe is the beautiful scenery.

The characters Adrienne and Paul, played by actors Diane Lane and Richard Gere, walk together on the beach in Nights in Rodanthe the movie

Walking on the beach

Walking on the beach

3. Diane Lane and Richard Gere star as Adrienne and Paul, falling in love in Nights in Rodanthe movie

Adrienne greets Paul, shows hims his room and prepares dinner. She seems a bit nervous and out of her element and the audience is left to wonder whether it is because she has never been a hostess at a bed and breakfast before or because she is already smitten with Paul.

Yes, a romance develops between them of course.

A romance develops.

An inn right on the beach

The house that was used as the inn in Nights of Rodanthe the movie. Nights in Rodanthe was filmed in Rodanthe, North Carolina. This house, associated with the romantic movie, has been a tourist attraction.

The house that was used as the inn in Nights of Rodanthe the movie. Nights in Rodanthe was filmed in Rodanthe, North Carolina. This house, associated with the romantic movie, has been a tourist attraction.

4. A terrible storm

The event that seemingly brings Paul and Adrienne together, throwing them into each others arms, is a terrible storm that threatens to damage the majestic house that is being used as the inn.

Paul and Adrienne scatter about the inn, boarding up windows and trying to shield the inn as efficiently as possible. Eventually they meet up in a room and just fall down in fright and exhaustion, seeking comfort with each other.

So, their love affair begins.

Rodanthe Pier

Rodanthe Pier location

Rodanthe Pier location

5. Hard times for the main characters in Nights In Rodanthe the movie

In Nights in Rodanthe the movie, Paul and Adrienne have both been experiencing hard times and with each other, they are finally happy again.

For Paul, a surgeon, he has been burdened by the thought that he hadn't made enough time to be a good father to his son as well as the possibility that he may have been at fault in a surgery that resulted in the death of one of his patients.

Paul is trying to reconcile with the family of the patient (her husband and son) who blame him for her death.

NIGHTS IN RODANTHE Movie concept poster

6. Support

As they seek support from each other, Paul reminds Adrienne that she deserves to be truly loved and not taken for granted. She helps him to work through his circumstances as well.

In Nights In Rodanthe the movie, the character Paul reminds Adrienne that she deserves to be truly loved and not taken for granted.

7. Deeply in love

Paul also has plans to reconcile with his own estranged son (Mark played by James Franco), who is also a doctor, practicing in South America. Paul decides to travel to the area with the promise to return to Adrienne. By the time they have to part, Adrienne and Paul are deeply in love. They embrace, he goes to his car to drive to the airport. He runs back to her and they embrace again.

If you have not already heard a lot about this movie, you will be very surprised by what happens next and how the story ultimately ends. I think you'll have a greater appreciation for the film if you have no idea what to expect. If you have already read a lot about it or spoken with friends who have seen it, that will spoil it.

I recommend you go ahead and rent this dvd from red box, netflix, blockbuster, hollywood video, etc, or buy from the dvd retailer of your choice.

They embrace. He starts to leave. He runs back to her and they embrace again.

Nights in Rodanthe

I rate Nights in Rodanthe the movie 3/5 stars.

Rated PG-13

Nights in Rodanthe the movie is starring Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Viola Davis, James Franco and others

Nights in Rodanthe the movie

Interview w/ Richard Gere and Diane Lane

Nights in Rodanthe Trailer (2008)

© 2009 Nyesha Pagnou MPH

Comments

Nyesha Pagnou MPH (author) from USA on August 05, 2010:

Thanks sameerk!

sameerk from India on August 05, 2010:

very nice hub

Nyesha Pagnou MPH (author) from USA on April 22, 2010:

Hi Cari Jean, I haven't read the book but I enjoyed the film. Hope you'll give it a try. I am also a Nicholas Sparks fan and my favorite story of his is definitely The Notebook. Thanks for commenting.

Cari Jean from Bismarck, ND on September 10, 2009:

I read the book, which I was not impressed with even though I am a fan of Nicholas Sparks. Wondered what the movie was like - thanks for the info.

Nyesha Pagnou MPH (author) from USA on August 10, 2009:

Hi Nancy, thank you! And yes, about the ending, I know what you mean.

Sandyspider, thanks!

Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin, USA on August 09, 2009:

Nice review!

Nancy's Niche on August 08, 2009:

Your review was nice and the movie was great! My only problem---the ending. Guess that’s the helpless romantic in me...

Nyesha Pagnou MPH (author) from USA on August 08, 2009:

Lgali, Smireles and R Burow, thank you all for posting comments. R Burow, yes, I hope you'll give it a try. It's a very touching film.

R Burow from Florida, United States on August 08, 2009:

It doesn't sound completely like my regular choice in movies, but you make it sound tempting to try. I may.

Sandra Mireles from Texas on August 07, 2009:

Have not seen the film but the review is nice.

Lgali on August 07, 2009:

very nice review Thanks