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Still shot from the movie: Nights in Rodanthe.

Nights in Rodanthe

When Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane) agrees to take care of her friend's remote country inn for a few days, she is imagining an opportunity to get way from her problems at home with an unfaithful husband and a rebellious teen. What she doesn't expect is to take a romantic interest in the establishment's only guest, Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere). Coincidentally, he has also come to Rodanthe, North Carolina to try and reconcile some domestic troubles. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 26 Sep 2008
Video Release: 10 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why is the man who lost his wife in the hospital eager to talk to the doctor? How did his relationship with his spouse differ from that of the other couples in this story?

Although Adrienne wants to be a good mother, what impact might that desire have had on her marriage? How does the film keep audiences from bonding with Jack? Does the film offer any justification for Adrienne’s refusal to attempt to reconcile their differences?

While the romance between Paul and Adrienne is shown in a positive light, what problems from their pasts might resurface in a new union? What impact may Adrienne’s decision have on her children and her unfaithful husband?

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