Message in a Bottle details
|Starring:||Jesse James, Richard Ha, John Savage, Paul Newman, Bethel Leslie, Illeana Douglas, Viveka Davis, Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, Tom Aldredge, Rosemary Murphy, Robbie Coltrane, Raphael Sbarge|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Decades: 90s, In the Mood for Love, Love is in the Air, Romance/Bromance|
Message in a Bottle
|Run time:||2 hours 6 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Oct 1999|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, English, Romanian|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
Bring me a bucketBy princenaz from West Yorkshire , 01 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Kevin Costner plays a soppy lad who wrote some letters to his late wife and threw them in the ocean. A lonely woman walks by who also happens to be a reporter and picks up the bottle and reads the very personal message to the ghost.
The emotional aspects of the story are then completely ruined by fake soppiness and weak acting by the lead actress. She traces the man down and for falls in love with him for no particular reason at all except that he wrote his feelings down and put them into a bottle.
This film is definitely not one for the lads and I wouldn't recommend it to the ladies either. It can cause mental anguish and there is no humour either. I would recommend this film to anyone who would like to spend the entire day throwing up or feeling really depressed. Not only is the theme depressing but the film is too.
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Good Sea ScenesBy crispin40 (562 reviews) from Stirling, Scotland , 13 Aug 2006(I've already done 2 versions of this review but neither of them seem to have registered - perhaps because I referred in name to another reviewer?)
So, here goes again.
We agree wholeheartedly with the reviewer who headed her review 'Avoid like the plague'! Couldn't have put our opinions of this movie any better except to say that it also included overlong, boring, unneccesary 'humping' scenes!
The scenery and sea views were lovely but maybe we should have rented a travelogue of New England for that.
Paul Newman steals every scene he's in.
Glad we borrowed it and didn't buy it as it would have been a complete waste of money!
Good Sea scenesBy crispin40 (562 reviews) from Stirling, Scotland , 13 Aug 2006(I just did a review of this but when I entered it, it disappeared so here goes again.)
Kate Tudor from Reading has said it all really except she forgot to add a mention of the overlong, boring, humping scenes.
Paul Newman steals the show in every scene he's in.
Might almost have been worth it for the New England scenery and and the sea scenes but then - a travelogue would have done just as well!
Lovely sea episodesBy crispin40 (562 reviews) from Stirling, Scotland , 13 Aug 2006How can anybody top the review by Kate Tudor from Reading? We agree wholeheartedly except she's not mentioned the overlong, boring, humping scenes!
In a way, it was worth it for the shots of New England scenery and the 'suck and surge of the sea' - but then a travelogue would have done the trick better.
Paul Newman steals the show in all the scenes he's in.
Thank goodness we only borrowed this and didn't buy it.
good storyBy a customer from england , 08 May 2006Another good film for the Kevin Costner fans any one like a love story this is the one to watch too.
Boring, predictable, don't botherBy a customer from Cheshire, England , 01 May 2006The only good thing you could say about this film is that it has Paul Newman in it who is excellent. Sadly he only plays quite a small part. The main character, Costner, plays his usual miserable old sod role who for some reason attractive young women just can't resist. Why she falls in love with him is beyond me because they hardly speak when they're together and as a result, to disagree with another reviewer,I felt the couple had no chemistry and the child was put in just to give a bit of the old American 'twee-ness' that they so love, but he had no chemistry with Costner either. I love a love story, but this was awful. Continuity errors too we noted! Why does Costner keep getting roles when he can't act! Terrible ending too after all that boredom.