“ Not surprisingly, the results in this contrived treacle prove tragic but predictable.
“ But the reason we cut some slack to Bogart in "Casablanca" or Nicholson in "Something's Gotta Give" is because our hearts and minds have been lifted to the heavens and dragged through the mud and back again with these characters, and by the time they deliver the line, we're so deeply involved with their plight, we don't even notice the cheese factor.
“ A romance movie with tragedy not comedy, I found it had a certain unexpected kick.
“ I can see how a lot of people wouldn't like this movie, I didn't think much of it the first time I saw it either, this time around I must have just caught it in the right mood because I really enjoyed it.
“) To make a long (predictable) story short, Adrienne helps Dr. Flanner face his inner demons as well as confront said angry husband and son of the woman who died on his operating table (after going in for a "routine" cyst removal of the face).
“ To me, it's mundane, featherweight melodrama saturated with tiresome clichés and pointless drivel that makes you stare at your watch counting the minutes to when it's going to be over.
“ Not to mention that Viola Davis, playing "cliché black best friend" (thankless role for a fine actress, last seen in "Doubt"), is not remotely old enough that her GRANDMOTHER could have built anything in the Civil War!
“ Adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel casts Diane Lane as a wife and mother who retreats to her friend's empty bed-and-breakfast on the coast of North Carolina after her husband has an extra-marital affair; soon after, she meets Richard Gere, a troubled doctor who has recently lost one of his patients and is facing a malpractice lawsuit.
“ While she's trying to decide about that, the cliché best black friend has her subbing as hostess at the B&B.
“ Of course, while entertaining the natives in Timbuktu, he writes a love letter every hour on the hour to Adrienne (who nearly swoons like a school girl every time she gets one) and tells her that the hardest thing he ever had to do was to tell her goodbye.
“ Even though it was predictable, it was a sweet movie, I hate the sappy movies, despite it's sappiness that I normally resent, it's still a nice movie and was just a breath of fresh air due to the recent movies that we're getting that are either thrillers, comedies, or action.
“) The basic film is built on a typical Nicholas Sparks weeper, which means a lot of coincidence and trite predictable happenstance.
“ Paul admires Adrienne for the intense love she has for her children.
“ The movie's romance is undeniable; it's the tragedy part that you should find unexpected.
“ But it is enjoyable.
“ Richard and Diane made this movie enjoyable and were lovely on-screen together, it's worth the watch.
“ In this film they lost that; making Amanda into some lame attempt at a Goth and giving her unoriginal teenage "attitude"/rebelling that was unnecessary, annoying, and emotionally bland.
“ This formula piece was certainly predictable except for the ending, and it was also unrealistic.
“ Despite the fact that there were aspects of this film that I felt were not developed enough, I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
“ And anyone who watches romantic films has to admit the horses arriving to the amazement of diane lane in the end is so trite, so overused in all romantic films.
“ Its basically going nowhere.
“ As soon as the lonely woman and Richard Gere checked into the big empty hotel, it was a foregone conclusion something kind of fun would happen.
“For a movie this corny and predictable to work, it must be told simply and as quickly as possible, this one was plagued with sub plots and background details, with action seen in flash back and then told again in dialogue straight after; it is never allowed to settle much while telling it's story, but its density forces it to take way too long about it.
“ Her eyes twinkle in the dark and the life she brings to the character is one worth watching.
“ I'm hearing a lot from people reviewing this movie that it was unexpected and uncharacteristic of the two to be paired together...
“ However, but the dialogs were so lackluster, so uninteresting.
“ Finally, the scenery is breathtaking, making film watchers want to plan their next vacays at the Outer Banks, for certain.
“ Unfortunately however, I did get that, and I also got a shallow, unremarkable feature that was essentially a few scenes drawn out far too long with a third act that wasn't necessary or even enjoyable in the slightest.
“ Instead they're aimed at touching the heartstrings of people and they either leave the theater deliriously happy or still drying tears from their eyes.
“ "Nights in Rodanthe", based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, may sound predictable, too melodramatic, too tear-jerking, too romantic, too much, in every sense.
“ A rather simple movie, enjoyable for Richard Gere and Diane Lane.
“ Mushy and predictable, but worth watching .
“ It's just plain boring.
“ I fell for the locations of the movie and the cinematography - The inn is breathtaking with all the blue colours.
“ It's all formulaic, predictable with not really much going for it.
“If it sounds formulaic, it is with every major scene turning into some life lesson for some character.
“ Basically the movie dwells over and over again on some infatuation Diane Lane is supposedly having for a sour and utterly boring, self centered, uninteresting plastic surgeon who stays at a B&B in Rhodante.
“ I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to anyone, not just couples.
“ Although it's filled with a few touching moments (mostly with Diane Lane), this film was simply boring.
“ It was admittedly predictable and cheesy; with a few silly/unbelievable moments.
“ Don't waste precious time in your life on this rubbish.
“ The only thing really worth watching was the scenery and the house, because it is beautiful.
“ We thought this was one of the worst movies ever.
“ Two Tortured Souls Get Propelled by a Hurricane in a Predictable, Picturesque Sudser .
“ The storyline was very predictable.
“ "Nights in Rodanthe" is perfectly cast with beautiful and compelling actors in Gere, Lane, and James Franco.
“ Character A and Character B going through the motions
“ It's one of the worst movies I have ever seen!
“ However, compelling it is.
“ Some lines rang so true, and other lines were embarrassingly trite and flat.
“ So don't waste your time at the movies PLEASE read the book, you will not be disappointed in the book at all!
“ Diane Lane shines in this very entertaining and engrossing love story .
“ At the session we went to yesterday afternoon a women next to my wife fell asleep and half way through the movie got up and left!
“ The story is that thin and uninteresting.
“ That's how long it takes for the Richard Gere and Diane Lane characters to have their first Hollywood-style kiss in this plodding, teary-eyed 2008 soap opera based on Nicholas Sparks' successful 2002 novel
and only after a life-threatening hurricane throws them in each other's arms.
“ The characters are boring and have boring lines, and therefore anything they do or want is also boring.
“ Mawkish, banal and overly pretentious, both Wolfe and the writers here adopt a tone of whimsy light-headedness that often clashes with the story's much more serious (at least, that's what it tries to be) subplot involving a death caused by one of these characters.
“ The driving force of the story depends heavily upon the unlikely, the characters are largely one dimensional, and the few genuinely deep and emotional scenes, are forced and/or predictable.
“ This story has about every cliché there is.
“ It looked like it could have starred Bette Davis or Joan Crawford as they smoke like a chimney while engaging in a conversation saturated with cynical jokes with their lovers as we watch as their hearts are crumbling before our very eyes.
“ Both leads do a good job especially in the beginning when we see an intense, angry and frustrated Gere and a frazzled Lane.
“ It was too predictable, even for a chick flick.
“ Does Hollywood thin that middle-age people are boring and pry upon boring things?
“ This is very probably one of the worst movies I have ever seen.
“ The themes are also familiar to anyone who has seen the other films since the focus is on two tortured souls who meet fortuitously, transform each other, and face some unexpected tragedy to reinforce the eternity of their love.
“ After seeing the movie Unfaithful, I really wasn't into the whole Diane and Richard being back together on screen, but for some reason they made this story more enjoyable.
“ It was slow and boring and there was no real rhyme or reason for Gere and Lane falling in love.
“But when I was keep watching it, it got so boring, it dragged on and on, until the storm scene.
“ It does have a very relaxed pace that some might consider too slow.
“ Every single bit of the plot is predictable.
“ I wish I had been drunk, maybe then I could have enjoyed a good nap while this formulaic nonsense spilled out onto the screen.
“ save your money for when it hits the video shops and even then wait for a good deal when it goes to the weekly rate.