Message in a Bottle

A rather thin plotline - a woman journalist finds a bottle on a beach with a heart-wrenching letter from a recently widowed man. She tracks him down and begins a relationship with him. Apparently a weepie, so be warned.

132 minutes.
All ages .
You want me to put the bottle WHERE?
You want me to put the bottle WHERE?


Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Paul Newman, John Savage
Luis Mandoki
ScreenplayGerald Di Pego, from the novel by Nicholas Sparks
MusicGabriel Yared
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in1999
Produced byWarner Bros., Bel Air Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, Tig Productions

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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Star
Peter Feldman
Die Burger
Nita Hazell
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
eye Weekly
James Cowan
Box Office
L.J. Strom
Rough Cut
Star Alexander
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson

What the People say

246 Netizens

Average .. 46%


Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Kishore Deva 1
Jacques Boshoff 18
Heather Lloyd 20
Ak Ross 16
Simone Joseph 16
Liza Olivier 20
Peter Taylor 14
Leigh Samanek 16
Guinevere Vos 16
Samantha Ruggles 18
Otto Lock 20

Average .. 80%


Visitor Comments

Jacques Boshoff: A very good movie! Paul Newman is a star, as well as Robin Wright Penn. Bring the tissues with.

Heather Lloyd: This movie was sexy.

Ak Ross: A good moral at the end of the movie, something many should heed.

Simone Joseph: A beautiful love story. It makes you want to be loved and share a love just like theirs. Lots of tender moments and plenty of tissues needed!

Leigh Samanek: I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Guinevere Vos: I wish this film had been given more press - it was so beautiful and romantic. The chemistry between Costner, Wright-Penn and Newman is hardly ever achieved in films. The Most Underestimated film of the Year.

Samantha Ruggles: Loved it! It's was so romantic and true to life.

Otto Lock: After being ''Swept away'' by this endearing movie about the celebration of Love, i have decided not to get married until i have found a Love as Deep as that found between these two characters in this BEAUTIFUL movie! I LOVED IT!

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