MOVIE RATING: 3.5 stars (B)
(Updated May 25, 2012)
Nicholas Sparks seems to have a magic touch for writing stories and characters that connect emotionally with those of us who love a good romantic tale. I think the reason I connected with Nights In Rodanthe (2008) is because, like The Notebook (2004), this is a story where there’s no “happy ending” with two people falling in love and living happily ever after. But you still feel good about the ending, because the two people did fall in love. Director Nick Cassavetes did a great job of turning this book into a good movie. I haven’t read the book, so I don’t have the usual hang-up of “the book was so much better than the movie.” I just know that I like Richard Gere and I love Diane Lane. The chemistry between them is perfect in this movie. The setting is gorgeous. Gere has a kickass car. And the photography is stunning! The bedroom scene between Gere and Lane is incredibly shot. The blue and white colors and the lighting are fantastic! This movie surprised me because I didn’t expect to like it. But that’s the beauty of a good movie…it just pulls you in.
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