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PG-13| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
During her morning jog on the beach, journalist Theresa Osborne (Robin Wright Penn) discovers a bottle protruding from the sand. Inside it, she finds a heartbreaking, anonymous love letter. After her paper publishes the letter, Osborne tracks down the letter's reclusive author, world-weary widower Garret Blake (Kevin Costner), in the Carolinas. But, as Osborne finds herself falling hopelessly in love with Blake, she becomes wracked with guilt over the real impetus for her visit.

Cast: Kevin Costner , Robin Wright Penn , Paul Newman , John Savage , Illeana Douglas , Robbie Coltrane , Jesse James , Bethel Leslie

Director: Luis Mandoki

Genres: Romance

Distributor: Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures

Message in a Bottle (1999)

Release Date: February 12th, 1999|2 hr. 12 min.

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  • September 29, 2008 Sweetrose
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    A warm and tender tearjerker; Theresa Osbourne is a news journalist. It happens that she notices bottles by her house, that wash ashore from some stranger. Garret Blake(Costner) hides his sorrow,when Catherine his wife dies.Unknown to him,Osbourne publicizes his notes and Garret gets upset. Newman plays Dodge,Garret's father who sees how involved with Catherine his son has become. These feelings destroy Garret, and he doesn't know how to start anew.Osbourne travels to meet Garret,and the two somehow share a bond. The sad ending is tragic.Garret writes one final goodbye note to Catherine,and he dies in the water,trying to save a family. This is a truly memorable hanky film,and I love it!

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