Message in a Bottle
Message in a Bottle (1999)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 3, 1999
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Rotten Tomatoes™
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32%
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User Score
67%



Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Victor Olliver
Teletext

If only Costner could be cast out to sea like a bottle.

Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Laying it on a bit thick, am I? Don't worry, so does this film.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

If it had just quit while it was ahead....

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Paul Newman as a cantankerous old man steals this movie with his character's endearing forthrightness.

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Harry Haun
Film Journal International

Have romantic dramas sunk so low that somebody would actually buy this bilge of goods?

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John Venable
Supercala.com

Leaves one feeling empty.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Tolerate the silly and swoony story and allow yourself to drift away in the gorgeous Caleb Deschanel photography.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Perhaps the most disappointing thing about Message in a Bottle is that it really could have turned out to be something.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
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Cast: Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, Paul Newman, Robbie Coltrane, John Savage, Illeana Douglas Director: Luis Mandoki Summary: Newspaper researcher… More
Manu Gino
It was okay, failrly decent romantic movie. If, as they say, you're in a certain mood, Message in a Bottle can be just the ticket. Based on Nicholas… More
Cassie Hill
I really enjoyed this but in my opinion I liked the book a lot better then the movie.
Leigh Ryan
Beautiful film.
Red Lats
This movie is too much of a chick flick - and usually I don't mind them.
Cameron Johnson
"I hope that someone gets my, I hope that someone gets my, I hope that someone gets my message in a bottle, message in a bottle. Sending out an SOS,… More

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