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Message in a Bottle (1999)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 February 1999 (USA)
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A woman discovers a tragic love letter in a bottle on a beach, and is determined to track down its author.

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Theresa Osborne (as Robin Wright Penn)
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Lina Paul
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Charlie Toschi
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Jason Osborne
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Marta Land
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Helen at the B&B
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Catherine Land Blake
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Storyline

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 CJ

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bottle | letter | love | beach | jogging | See more »

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A story of love lost and found.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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12 February 1999 (USA)  »

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Message in a Bottle  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£579,997 (UK) (23 April 1999)

Gross:

£1,922,276 (UK) (14 May 1999)
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Trivia

The producers originally planned to film on Tangier Island, Virginia, USA, but some members of the town council objected to the drinking, cursing and sex in the movie and demanded script revisions in exchange for shooting permission. Warner Brothers then tried Martha's Vineyard near Chilmark, Massachusetts, USA, but the Chilmark Conservation Commission turned down a request to build a temporary 3,000-square-foot house on stilts in the dunes near Chilmark Pond. See more »

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The cars that Theresa rents have both front and back license plates. North Carolina doesn't use front plates. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jason Osborne: [disembarking] Where are they?
Theresa Osborne: Um... You know, they're probably just running late, they'll be here baby.
Jason Osborne: I see 'em. Daddy! Daddy!
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Produced by David Foster
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it is just an unusual story, well played and shot. Paul Newman is great
25 April 1999 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

This movie has all the ingredients you need on a Sunday afternoon--it is happy and sad, funny and melancholic, optimistic but realistic, expected but unexpected, just what life is all about. Photography is just breathtaking, and oh, Chicago looks fantastic. There are some witty lines. Paul Newman is doing a great little role--Oscar? MUST SEE!


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