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  • Summary: Adrienne, a woman still reeling from her husband's betrayal and struggling to rebuild a life without him, she welcomes the chance for escape when an old friend asks her to manage her inn in Rodanthe for a weekend. It's the off-season and the inn would be shuttered but for the unlikely arrival of its solitary guest, Paul, a doctor from the city. A man who long ago sacrificed his family to his career, Paul has come to Rodanthe to fulfill a difficult obligation and to face his own crisis of conscience. They are two strangers sharing the same roof. But as a major storm closes in, they turn to each other for comfort, and set in motion a life-changing romance that will resonate through the rest of their lives. (Warner Bros. Picture) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Rodanthe is a reliably steamy stormy sultry story.
  2. A slow-moving, unashamedly weepy, middle-age love story of the kind big-studio Hollywood doesn't often make anymore.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Hardly groundbreaking, but for those with an appetite for an increasingly rare gust of unapologetic romance, well, as they say, any port in a storm.
  4. 50
    Aims straight for the tear ducts as well, but this weepie is a dry well.
  5. 42
    This isn't a movie: it's a feature-length Ralph Lauren commercial.
  6. 38
    The movie attempts to jerk tears with one clunky device after another, in a plot that is a perfect storm of cliche and contrivance. In fact, it even contains a storm -- an imperfect one.
  7. It's no wonder the faithful continue to forsake the movies, given junky embarrassments like Nights in Rodanthe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. Aug 3, 2012
    Overly melodramatic and sentimental with a hardly believable short romance that isn't believable because of the lack of chemistry between Gere and Lane. I give this movie 26%. Expand

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