Message in a Bottle
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Message in a Bottle
Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, Message In A Bottle stars Robin Wright Penn as Theresa Osborne, a writer for the Chicago Tribune. While her son visits her cheating ex-husband, Theresa goes on a vacation by herself. One day, while running on the beach, she finds a bottle washed up on the shore. She opens it and inside finds a love letter unlike any she's ever read. Captivated by the author's words of love, she returns to her job at the Tribune where she convinces her boss to run an article about the mystery writer, known only as "G." He approves, and Theresa begins her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Costner has a free pass to be as lazy as he can possibly be, and the result is one of the most smugly alienating romantic lead performances that I can quickly call to mind."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"If only Costner could be cast out to sea like a bottle."
‑ Victor Olliver, Teletext
"Laying it on a bit thick, am I? Don't worry, so does this film."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"It should have read, 'Memo to screenwriters: Use you brain!'"
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Message in a Bottle bids Costner a return to his more romantic roots, but since he's in mourning throughout most of the picture, he slips into portraying The Carpenter."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"If it had just quit while it was ahead...."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Paul Newman as a cantankerous old man steals this movie with his character's endearing forthrightness."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Have romantic dramas sunk so low that somebody would actually buy this bilge of goods?"
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"Next to this, the films of 'The Horse Whisperer' and 'The English Patient' could almost be mistaken for entries in the 'Die Hard' series."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Leaves one feeling empty."
‑ John Venable,
"Tolerate the silly and swoony story and allow yourself to drift away in the gorgeous Caleb Deschanel photography."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Perhaps the most disappointing thing about Message in a Bottle is that it really could have turned out to be something."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Just a Degree or Two Shy of True North"
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
More reviews for Message in a Bottle on Rotten Tomatoes

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