It's love with tragic complications, and director Luis Mandoki drags the torture out for two-plus hours. show more
It's not a great film, but it succeeds in being both tender and cathartic. show more
At least this movie has flashes of humor, thought nearly all come courtesy of Newman. [12 February 1999, Life, p.8E] show more
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!