Oh….sappy movies…how I used to love thee. Actually, correction: I love romantic comedies. Let’s get that straight now. Last weekend, Reality Check and I went to see Nights in Rodanthe, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. Now, I love Diane Lane, and I love Richard Gere, but this movie was about the most depressing thing I’ve seen in a long, long time. It was beautifully filmed, the actors played their parts right, but the message of the movie (and from what Reality Check told me, the book as well) was completely discouraging.
I cried so hard in this movie that I left with a throbbing headache. I haven’t cried like that since I was a teenager in high school getting acne treatments, completely hormonal and watching Titanic. At first you’re so drawn into the story of Adrienne, and how she has finally found happiness. She was so heartbroken over her separation and crappy cheating husband, and she finally, FINALLY finds a man. And I’m not going to tell you the end, but you can guess that it does NOT end on a happy note. Stab me in the heart why don’t you? This is why I don’t want romance movies. Because it makes the viewer leave with the feeling that life never ends the way you want it to, that people don’t end up happy, and basically life sucks but for a 2 day time period where you’re happy. Screw that!! I will say that I came home and hugged the boy extra tight. I didn’t want to let him go! So viewers beware-if you are at all prone to sadness, DO NOT go see this movie. If you like feeling like you’re a dog who got kicked and left in the rain, the by all means, check it out. Just be sure to bring your tissue.