A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find happiness. Written by
When Garret arrives at Theresa's apartment, the show playing on the TV that she turns off is Perfect Strangers (1986) The two main characters in that show worked at a Chicago newspaper, just as Theresa does. See more »
When Garret takes Theresa out sailing for the first time on the 40 footer, he removes the sail straps from the foremast boom behind her then heads aft. A few seconds later, from a wider shot, the sail straps are visible on the boom behind her. See more »
This is the movie that proves that most critics don't know what they're doing. The critics shed their sentimentalism sometime in the mid-1960's, so how could they know or care?
One must have a heart to enjoy "Message in a Bottle". It's a treasure--beautiful, poignant, tragic. The cast is wonderful, and if you don't cry at the ending, you aren't human (which most critics apparently aren't).
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