Adrienne Willis, a woman with her life in chaos, retreats to the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to tend to a friend's inn for the weekend. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts surrounding her--a wayward husband who has asked to come home, and a teenaged daughter who resents her every decision. Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and Dr. Paul Flanner arrives. The only guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend escape but rather is there to face his own crisis of conscience. Now, with the storm closing in, the two turn to each other for comfort and, in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.
Starring: Richard Gere, Diane Lane
Running Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
Rating: PG 13
I went into the theater knowing absolutely nada about this movie. All I knew was there was some house on the beach and there were two people there. There's more to it than that...but that's not enough.
The movie begins with Adrienne waking her kids up to go on a trip with their dad - from whom she's separated. In between those scenes are snippets of Paul getting ready to go on a trip as well. These two meet up at Adrienne's friends beach side retreat, where Adrienne has offered to help her friend out while her friend goes to "sell some art." Paul is there for his own reasons, which take entirely too long for us to figure out (not really, but it seems that way). So these two are the only ones in the house and they start to get to know each other. Wow, what a great way to base a love story - proximity. Anyway, a storm blows in these two make whoopee and help each other face some demons.
Then a real WHAT THE F**K thing happens that made me go: WTF?
And then I got silly and started bothering my mom and was cursing the fact that I didn't have to get up to pee and the movie ended.
I was not expecting the movie to turn out the way it did. Diane Lane's acting really annoys me. And Richard Gere's character, Paul, starts off very immature and I couldn't get over that enough to like him. And through the last half of the movie, I was wondering WHY Adrienne and Paul loved each other.
This movie wasn't horrible, but it wasn't the bestest thing evar either. Wait for the DVD I say. In the meantime, I'm going to go watch the Notebook.