Message in a Bottle (Keepcase)
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Grieving widower Garret Blake builds boats for a living. Theresa Osborne, a lonely divorcee and researcher for the Chicago Tribune, tracks down Garret after finding a message he wrote inside a bottle on a Cape Code beach and profoundly touched her heart.]]>
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It is a film about human relations, hope and second chances, but most importantly about trust, love, and inner strength.
Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, Paul Newman, and the rest of the cast, have truly outdone themselves with their performances, which are exceptional to say the least! All the actors, without exceptions, give it their 100% and it really shows (the chemistry is AMAZING)! Very well written and very well presented, the movie is without a doubt guaranteed to provide a few laughs, not to mention a few tears. The film is simple enough, but does a great job of describing people's every day lives and the problems they face. It just goes to show that simplicity is often far better than complexity, when trying to present issues of a human nature.
The only setbacks are in relation to some weak lines that Robbie Coltrane's character has to say, and also in relation to the little boy; is there really any reason why the boy has to look like a girl???
The setting, the plot, the dialogues and the music are all wonderful!
In short, Message in a Bottle is a movie definitely worth watching and one to seriously consider adding to your movie collection! 4½ Stars
I love films, see a lot of them, and think I know good ones from bad. A lot of this film's flaws have been discussed here and elsewhere, and I agree with much that was said, but somehow, in spite of the weaknesses, Message still refuses to leave my consciousness. There is something about it that rings true, at least to this unabashed 61-year-old romantic.
I rented it a second time recently and liked it even more. It was on that occasion that the close connection with the novel Wuthering Heights came into focus. (The novel is specifically mentioned in the movie, the first wife is named Catherine, and most importantly, she and Theresa are identified with opposing external worlds. Even more than Catherine, Garret is a part of the sea, not Chicago, and must ultimately be claimed by it (or Catherine, if you will) when his ties with the ocean begin to be loosened. Far from being gratuitous, the ending is absolutely necessary to the film's structure.
If Garret had been allowed to follow his father's advice and move on, we all would have felt better when it was over. It undoubtedly would have done better at the box office.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked the chemistry between the two main actors, Kevin and Robin. They made the relationship believable. My issue was that I liked the book better. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Movie is just as great as the book. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kevin Costner! I don't want to say anything else and spoil it for the people who haven't watched it.Published 25 days ago by FloridaGIrl
My husband and I have watched this movie many, many times. It is A#1 in our book. SO romantic. Love the actors. We will continue to watch it, probably, until we're gone.Published 1 month ago by Teresa A. Millsap
Seller was very nice and service was very good coming from Germany. I made the huge mistake of ordering not realize that it was in German. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kitchen Exhaust
This is one of those timeless romantic movies you love and hate. I love the story, the actors & the scenery but hated the ending. This was the second time I have watched it.Published 1 month ago by Connie Pavey