Nights in Rodanthe is a heartwarming story about a man (Richard Gere) and a woman (Diane Lane) who fall in love in an otherwise empty bed-and-breakfast located in the picturesque seaside town of Rodanthe, N.C. You can tell that they fall in love when they start speaking in Hallmark lines, like this gem: “Thank you for helping me survive this year, but more than that, thank you in advance for the years to come.” Then the man leaves to take care of poor people in South America. Then he is killed in a mudslide. The woman is inconsolable; she will never love again. And then one day she sees a pack of wild horses running along the beach. They represent true love, passion, freedom … whatever. Of course, in the real world, there are no wild horses that run along the beach in Rodanthe. Because the real world isn’t a dumb movie.
But hey, Stephen Colbert liked it. So there’s that.
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