Message in a Bottle

IMDb Rating 6.2 10 33


Downloaded 47,000 times
April 13, 2019



Hayden Panettiere as Melanie Lewis
Kevin Costner as Frat Boy #1
Paul Newman as Steve Sherman
Robbie Coltrane as Picket: The Radicals
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
851.27 MB
23.976 fps
126 min
P/S N/A / N/A
1.75 GB
23.976 fps
126 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hershykissed26 10 / 10 / 10

Kevin Costner....

I can't help but love this movie. When watching this movie, I felt as if I was right inside with the people and it was real life. All the emotions that Kevin's character goes through shows this sensitive side of him that is not always shown in his movies. I cried for his loss and cheered him on in finding another person to understand and love him for who he is. The depth of this film made me want to be in love and to share that experience with someone.

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 8 / 10 / 10

Too cheesy

Message in a Bottle was Nicholas Sparks's first big hit. That sentence alone will probably steer you towards or away from this movie. As you can probably guess by the title, a woman finds a love letter in a bottle, washed ashore. She is deeply moved by the man's words and tries to track him down. Miraculously—because, in all likelihood the letter was probably written decades and decades ago and she would never be able to find the author—she finds him! And even more miraculously, he's single and attractive. And just in case that wasn't convenient and cheesy enough for you, he's sensitive and burying his grief over his dead wife. Gee, do you think the woman who found his Message in a Bottle might help him learn to love again? Obviously, I didn't like this movie. If you're a Nicholas Sparks fan and like stinky, cheesy romances, go ahead and rent it. But if you like a little more realism and a little less saccharine in your love stories, heed my warning. Also, I don't find it funny when former heartthrobs are placed in "old man" roles in which half their dialogue consists of referencing their age and infirmity. If you feel the same way, you won't want to see Paul Newman as the stereotypical "let's laugh at the old man" character.

Reviewed by slightlymad22 8 / 10 / 10

A Good Choice For Costner, But It's Newman Who Steals The Movie

Continuing my plan to watch every Kevin Costner movie in order, I come to 1999's Message In A Bottle. Plot In A Paragraph: Theresa (Robin Wright Penn) finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder (KC) whose wife died tragically early. As the two grow closer, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find happiness. Following a public mauling, KC took 1998 off. For the first time since 1986, KC did not have a movie out in cinemas. Returning with Message In A Bottle was a good career move for KC, it's based on a best selling novel, it has a solid (if slightly predictable) story, great dialogue, it is beautifully shot and has good performances. OK it's a chick flick, but it's one of the better ones. But for me, KC is not at his best, I know he is meant to be moody and melancholy, but for me he mostly comes off as subdued. In contrast Robin Wright Penn gives my favourite performance of her career and Paul Newman simply owns every scene he is in, and I believe he should have been nominated for an Oscar. I remember one review I can't recall who, maybe Barry Norman, saying "Newman not only steals every scene he's in, but he puts it in the bank and gets interest on it." It made me laugh. I remember buying the book before seeing the movie, and there were some considerable differences, including the amount of notes sent and the ending.

Read more IMDb reviews


Be the first to leave a comment