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Message in a Bottle (2017)

A trio of young teens' lives are changed forever when they go on a journey to rescue a kid sending eerie notes down stream in bottles. Johnny Tatro (Matthew Owen Kozak) is a passionate ... See full summary »

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Rhonda Parker

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Champion ... Timmy Goodman
Tyler Aser ... Young Brie
Colton Clause ... Tom
Yvette L. Leli-Aragon ... Coach Vanessa Romero
Bob Bozek ... Paul Tatro
Linda Mesi ... Annette Tatro
Will Nemi ... Brock (as William Anthony)
Brenda Rickert ... Jackie
Capri Clark ... Little Girl on Beach
Brandon Devine Brandon Devine ... Ricky
Aryn Fitzgerald ... Katelyn Carpenter
Jordan Rosas ... Shank
Shawn Patrick Greene Shawn Patrick Greene ... Ed Goodman
Sheri Fairchild Sheri Fairchild ... Card Player
Keith Lukowski ... Gambler
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A trio of young teens' lives are changed forever when they go on a journey to rescue a kid sending eerie notes down stream in bottles. Johnny Tatro (Matthew Owen Kozak) is a passionate young teen that has been mislabeled due to skeletons in his family closet. His sarcastic, socially immature best friend, Timmy (Jack Champion) has been sheltered his entire life due to medical issues. Emily (Emma Morrison) is a young women trying to get out from under her sister's shadow and find her own identity. Each set out on this Journey to an unknown destination for their own reasons and a shared bond of friendship. Can the optimism of youth survive the harsh light of day? Written by Rhonda Parker

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9 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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$15,000 (estimated)
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When filming the final scene at the convenience store, the SWAT team showed up because they thought the store was being robbed, just as it had been a few weeks before. See more »

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Adult Emily Carpenter: Who is really, real anymore Johnny, Is this who you really are?
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Message Received!
1 January 2018 | by td444See all my reviews

Coming of age story, yes. Predictable and cliched, absolutely not. I'm amazed that director Rhonda Parker has gotten such solid performances from such a young cast. They deliver a range, depth and wisdom I would never expect. At it's heart, Message In A Bottle is an adventure tale about a trio of teenagers following a disturbing, well, message they found in a bottle in a river in the woods. Along the way they challenge their identities, their relationships with each other and their place in the world. The dialogue is sharp and clever, something I've come to expect from Parker's films. She's grown as a director, too. 'Friends Don't Let Friends Date Friends' had the raw charm and charisma that only a first film could, and 'Lonely Bananas' had the fun and verve of an ad-libbed ensemble comedy that would make Robert Altman proud. She gets better every time she goes back to the drawing board. The cinematography in 'Message' is on par with a Hollywood independent film in spite of it's microbudget. The lighting, sound and soundtrack round out and complement a strong vision well executed. It's entertaining, thought-provoking and also heart-breaking at times. Grown-ups don't have it together any more than teenagers or kids, do. 'Message In A Bottle' is smart enough to accept that. Worth watching and highly recommended.


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