Nights in Rodanthe
Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 26, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2009
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Derivative and schmaltzy, Nicholas Sparks' Nights in Rodanthe is strongly mottled by contrivances that even the charisma of stars Diane Lane and Richard Gere can't repair.

Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Something about Diane Lane's performance, especially in that third act, really got me involved in the film emotionally.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Broadway director George C Wolfe's inexperience with visual storytelling makes everything go with a clunk. Shame.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

So nondescript that its anonymity becomes its very personality.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Most of the movie was cloying. All of it was predictable.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film ultimately earns a place for itself within the pantheon of effectively stirring romantic tearjerkers.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The comparative savvy that Wolfe showed in HBO's stage-to-TV transfer of Lackawanna Blues has gone missing.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

A movie that looks and sounds a whole lot bigger than it actually is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Chick Flick with Questionable actions 2 stars
Red Lats
It reminded me of a Canadian B movie, but with an A list cast - including Richard Gere and Diane Lane. Sure It's a nice love story - complete with the… More
Ginny  X
A girly tearjerker movie. Had me crying so much. :') Richard Gere, Reawwrr..
Lafe Fredbjornson
Sad, sensual, sensational and well-acted. Diane Lane and Richard Gere give life to this powerful story of love, letting-go and forgiveness. The hurricane… More
CAST: Diane Lane, Ricard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Mae Whitman, Viola Davis, James Franco, Scott Glenn DIRECTED BY: George C. Wolfe SUMMARY: Adrienne… More
jay nixon
The stars are above such treacly material but they do the best they can with it and Viola Davis is fun in her all too brief role.