Nights in Rodanthe

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Weepy romance is tame but may not interest teens.

PG-13 2008 98 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 13+

It’s pretty “meh.”

I just didn’t care about these people. Thin backstories are provided to give them depth and complexity, and to thrust them into conflict, so they can fight and fall in love. But I didn’t care, because I didn’t like them. Maybe because the dialogue felt too much like...well, bad movie dialogue. There isn’t anything offensive as far as language goes, and there are no explicit sex scenes, but there are “mature” themes like divorce, infidelity, and death that are poorly explored. Also, call me a cynic, but I didn’t buy the syrupy letters they wrote back and forth. Actual letters. In the U.S. Mail. Bored. Just...bored. But my 13 year-old girl watched it and didn’t hate it, so...there you go.

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