Harvard-educated lawyer Declan Fitzpatrick impulsively gives up his settled life to buy Manet Hall, a newly restored plantation manor near New Orleans to which he has always found himself drawn. Legend has it that the house is haunted, and shortly after Declan moves in he starts hearing voices and seeing things. Declan is also distracted by an undeniable attraction to Cajun local Lena Simone, who grew up on the bayou with her grandmother Odette and has her own deep connection to the manor. Living in the house, Declan begins to have visions from a century past and details of events that took place in the mansion. With the help of Odette, Declan and Lena realize that they are inextricably linked with Manet Hall and uncover a shocking secret that has been hidden there for more than 100 years.
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This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) I"m a huge Nora Roberts fan so I was thrilled to find the movie on DVD! I've read the book several times and I could definitely see the differences. But it doesn't make any difference. Great story, great twist at the end.
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) If you like to see the past and present come together. Watch this movie, a little haunting and trying to fix pass mistakes and falling in love.
This review is from: Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou (Amazon Instant Video) Am a big fan of Nora Roberts and love her books and movies. I feel the movie company could have followed the book a little more, but was great anyway.
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) This is my favorite Nora Roberts movie! It is wondefully done and is not to be missed. Whether or not you believe in haunted southern mansions or not, when you watch this movie, you have to consider the possiblity. What a beautiful southern mansion. The main charactors, have great actresses and actors behaind them. Bravo for the screen play!
This is certainly an odd movie. It is a romance/thriller - not particularly scary, but maybe not a date movie either. Much of the plot is driven by historical events and pseudo reincarnation. Despite that, the movie is somewhat entertaining. The plot takes a few interesting twists and turns. The acting is passable, if not great. Obviously, the whole ordeal requires you to suspend disbelief (spirits, love at first sight, etc.), but if you do this movie turns out to be not so bad.
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) For being a movie made from a book it has a good story and sticks to the book closely. The story is really good and I would recommend this movie to anyone. It keeps you wanting to watch and see what happens. It also draws you into the story and what to be right there with the actors.
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) Read the book, watched the movie. Movie follows book very well...lots of mystery and ghosts and of course romance...enjoyed it.
This review is from: Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou (Amazon Instant Video) I really enjoyed this movie, now I have to read the book, I'm sure it's even better. A southern haunted mansion love story? What more could you want. I Love Nora Roberts!!!
This movie is based on a Nora Roberts novel, I believe of the same title. It is set in modern day New Orleans, although, there are some antebellum elements as the two lead characters encounter spirits of the past. The lead romantic interest is a Boston lawyer who decides to move into an antebellum mansion down South. And the girl is a descendant of the original family who lived in "the big house" back in the day. Her heritage seems to haunt her and that of her family. As her Mother is very much troubled. Eventually things get resolved, but not before some spooky events take place! The ending leaves the fate of the Mother unresolved which is one of my main complaints of the movie. Also, there is some mild cussing and a very passionate love scene that I could have done without.
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) I received my movie before the projected date and in excellent condition. I could not tell that it was used. I would definetly buy from this seller again.
This review is from: Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou (Amazon Instant Video) i had seen this movie on lifetime. i loved it so much i decided to add it to the rest of my nora roberts movies. i watched it with my mom and she was actually scared. i had to laugh at her. i have 5 of her movies and i will continue to buy them. i hope to have the whole collection.thanks,Rosemary
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) I enjoy this movie alot..love all of the actors..does take you to some Ghostly pasts..good acting..love the scenery in New Orleans.
To anyone who read the book, you will not like this movie...to thosewho saw the movie without reading the book will not want to read it!!The characters were not well developed, Declan's background was limitedto one past relationship & there was hardly anything about his familyup north. Lina's character was limited as well and didn't show how sheachieved in her life from such difficulties. The relationship betweenDeclan & Lina did not seem genuine or believable.Faye Dunaway was spectacular as always, but sadly not used to her fullpotential.I'm sorry I watched it since I read the book. I'm not sure if I wouldhave liked it any better if I hadn't read it.
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) Great packing and shipping ! Great service as always ! A love story from the past as well as still living in the future with terrible things being from the past still going on now. Reincartion for a couple who were in love in the past are still in love now but have to face and stop what happened in the past and find out the truth . A great movie and a great ending !! I searched for so long to find this DVD and the only place I found it was on AMAZON.com. I always end up to find what i'm looking for on Amazon , so now that's where I'll start first.
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) I like all of the movies in the Nora Roberts collection! If you're a woman, it's almost sacriligious not to. I especially liked this one as it is set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. That being said, the crazy "plot twist" of the male lead being reincarnated as a woman and the female lead being reincarnated as man, was a little off-putting -- hence, the four stars instead of five. Faye Dunnaway is superb as the spooky grandmother.
***SPOILERS*** Ghost story by Nora Roberts about the deep south thatcovers some 120 years and at least four generations of the New OleansManet family.It's when young collage student Declan Fitzpartrick, celebrating FatTuesday, saw this ghostly young woman outside Manet Hall that he wasdetermined in buying the long deserted mansion. Some eight years laterand now having a very successful law practice in Boston Declan was nowable to buy his dream house feeling that he had some strange andunearthly connection to it. Declan, in hiding his real intentions,plans on using it a law center for the local's in the area. It's thenthat Declan meets Lina Simone who's descendants once owned Manet Halland whom he's connected to through the distant past-reincarnation-inways he, who doesn't believe in the supernatural, could never haveimagine!The supernatural angle in the movie is a bit hard to follow in thatwere given two entirely different stories to what happened with Lina'sgreat great great grandfather Lucian in the abandonment of him and isinfant daughter by his wife, Lina's great great great grandmother, theformer Manet Hall maid Abigail. We get most of this confusing storyfrom Lina's Grandma Odette who seems to have supernatural powersherself in her knowing things, especially about Declan, that she has noway of coming up with.The movie,almost by accident, really starts to heat up when Lina'sjunkie mom Marie Rose shows up from Huston needing quick cash,$10,000.00, to pay off her drug suppliers back in Texas. Trying toblackmail Declan, for her drug money, who has since fallen in love withher daughter-Lina-Marie Rose ends up getting into even deeper trouble,with the local sheriff, then she ever was with the drug dealers back inthe Lone Star State. It's Marie Rose guilt, that lead to her drugaddiction, which in fact activated the strange events that happenedover 100 years ago leading to Abigail's mysterious disappearance. What really saves the movie is the events that happened back then inthe late 1890's, at Manet Hall, that somehow found their way back tothe present-2009-with both Declan and Lina.****SPOILER ALERT****It'snot only the difference between some 120 years but the reality in whathappened back then as well as the change of identities of the majorcharacters in the film that set up the movies unexpected, to everyoneinvolved, as well as surprise ending!I may take an unlimited amount of time but the "Wheel ofLife"-Reincarnation- eventually makes amends for the mistakes made bythose of us,all of humanity, who are art of it. Even if it in the endit takes as much as a dozen lifetimes for it to eventually correctthem!
This is one of my favorite of Nora Roberts movies I love movies with ghost in them & reincarnation this movie has both so it was doubly delightful enjoyment for me wish they would make movies of all her books.
Loved Nora Roberts' 2009 collection..all great movies!! Would recommend to anyone!!! Definitely a must see!!!
This review is from: Midnight Bayou (DVD) I found this movie to be very entertaining and it's one of the few I've purchased. I plan on seeing it again and recommend it to others. I love the music as well and I think Jerry O'Connell is very handsome. I only wish I know how to find out the name of the song that was playing when Lauren Stamile was driving out to see her grandmother in the opening of the movie.
I actually really liked this one, suspensefull, interesting and compelling. I would recommend this movie over any of the other Nora Roberts Movie.