Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Nights in Rodanthe (2008) PG13 - 4 Stars

OMG, I haven't had tears in my eyes for a movie for a while now but this one got to me. Set in a beautiful sleepy town where everyone knows each other, a perfect selection to find that inner peace, both Adrienne and Dr. Flanner are in desperate need of. Lane is outstanding, and even though Geer has not been one of my favorite actors, I found he gave a convincing performance himself and they looked great together.

Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane), a woman living with her two children and separated from her husband, finds herself in need of a retreat, and with the father Jack (Christopher Meloni), taking the children for the weekend, she agrees to take care of her best friend Jean's (Viola Davis), bed and breakfast in the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina. When Jack comes to pick up the children, Danny (Charlie Tahan), and Amanda (Mae Whitman), he tells Adrienne that he wants to move back home. The children become wildly ecstatic about the possibility their parents will become a family unit again, but Adrienne isn't ready to just yet forgive Jack after he broke her heart to be with another woman. She hopes escaping to the inn for the weekend will help her find some tranquility that she so desperately is in need of. There will only be one guest that needs attending to.

Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere), has come to the tiny town at the request of Robert Torrelson (Scott Glenn), who's wife died while undergoing surgery with Dr. Flanner. Dr. Flanner has been haunted by the images of Mrs. Torrelson as he strives for perfection and to be the best surgeon he can possibly be. He hopes meeting with Mr. Torrelson will help find closure for both of them. But with a hurricane about to make land, Dr. Flanner and Adrienne will find comfort in each others arms, sparking a romance between the two of them that will change their lives forever.

Di Novi Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: George C. Wolfe
Writers: John Romano, Ann Peacock, Ken Hixon
Producer: Denise Di Novi
I viewed 3/09

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