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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

Director:
George C. Wolfe
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Romance
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Netter i Rodanthe
RUNNING TIME
97 minutes
Producer:
Aaron Osborne
Screenwriter (based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks):
Ann Peacock
John Romano


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Adrienne Willis Diane Lane
Dr. Paul Flanner Richard Gere
Jack Willis Christopher Meloni
Jean Viola Davis
Robert Torrelson Scott Glenn
Amanda Willis Mae Whitman
Mark Flanner James Franco

 

Review

The manipulative tearjerker Nights in Rodanthe will deliver the goods for anyone looking for a sentimental romantic drama, even if the dramaturgy is contrived and the characters underdeveloped. Richard Gere and Diane Lane team up for the third time in their career, and go through the motions halfheartedly. Their performances are technically apt, but they lack the depth needed to make the narrative resonant and necessarily powerful. Much of the blame must be given to first-time director George C. Wolfe, who is unable to put any personal mark on his film. With that said, the film is slickly enough written to be able to evoke emotion above the average chick lit level. Scott Glenn is well-cast as a forlorn husband, and James Franco steals the show with a small uncredited part as Gere's son.

 

Copyright 11.1.2010 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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