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Nights in Rodanthe
Adapted from author Nicholas Sparks' popular romance novel, director George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe tells the tale of a doctor (Richard Gere) en route to reconcile with his estranged son when his benevolent mission is sidelined upon checking into a North Carolina beach-town inn. When the doctor arrives at the inn, he enters into a passionate affair with an unhappily married woman (Diane Lane) who is currently considering divorce. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Something about Diane Lane's performance, especially in that third act, really got me involved in the film emotionally."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Broadway director George C Wolfe's inexperience with visual storytelling makes everything go with a clunk. Shame."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"So nondescript that its anonymity becomes its very personality."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"While it may be discerned as more a vehicle for the actors' reunion than a creative gem, the contributive factor to its attractiveness is the chemistry of the match."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Nights in Rodanthe is the cinematic equivalent of a Harlequin novel with a pack of tissues shoved into the back cover."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Most of the movie was cloying. All of it was predictable."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Richard Gere suffers less than Diane Lane. He gets by with a mixture of skill and self-irony. She acts up a storm in every scene, but you root for the hurricane."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"...the film ultimately earns a place for itself within the pantheon of effectively stirring romantic tearjerkers."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"You could have filmed zombies in a gorgeous 19th century beach house and gotten the same emotional impact."
‑ Cole Abaius, Film School Rejects
"The actors once again work well together, but they should have quit when they were ahead."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The comparative savvy that Wolfe showed in HBO's stage-to-TV transfer of Lackawanna Blues has gone missing."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"What really sells this three-hanky tear-jerker -- and there were a lot of women buying it during a recent screening -- is Lane's steely and vulnerable performance. Like Tinker Bell, she almost made me believe in fairies. Almost."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"A movie that looks and sounds a whole lot bigger than it actually is."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Even if you are rooting for this film to succeed, you find yourself sitting through the tear-jerking part of the movie without feeling terribly wrapped up in it."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Diane Lane and the Tuscan countryside prove to be a more dynamic duo than Diane Lane and the Outer Banks."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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