Grieving widower Garret Blake builds boats for a living. Rebuilding his lifethats another matter. But thats before Theresa Osborne comes to his North Carolina village. Theresa, a lonely divorcee and researcher for the Chicago Tribune, knows Garret is the author of the message she found inside a bottle on Cape Cod beach. And she knows the message spoke to her in a way that profoundly touched her heart. Kevin Kostner as Garret and Robin Wright Penn as Theresa bring high-voltage star-power to Message in a Bottle, a tale of love lost and found based on Nicholas Sparks best-seller.
Better Than I Expected
- Message in a Bottle review by 33rpm
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You rated this film: 4
I'm not normally one for romantic films but a friend recommended this to me so thought I'd give it a go and was pleased that I did. Fine performances from the leads Costner and Penn and even a supporting role featuring Robbie Coltrane (rubbish american accent though). If you enjoyed films such as Terms Of Endearment or The English Patient you'll like this. Good score too.
A sweet, gentle romance
- Message in a Bottle review by Rubber Ducky
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You rated this film: 3
If you're the sentimental type you'll like this. A very sweet romantic story that will have you smiling indulgently and reaching for the tissues. A divorced woman and widowed man get together under not entirely honest conditions, and Costner and Wright Penn do a fine job in characterising the leads. Paul Newman plays a grizzly old guy with finesse. If you're looking for thrills and action, you might find this a bit of a drag, but if you want a snuggle on the sofa with a loved one, then this is one to rent.