Plot: Based on a Nicholas sparks novel, “Message in a bottle” is the story of Theresa (Robin Wright) who finds a message in a bottle along the shore. The message is from Garret (Kevin Costner) a man who deeply loved his wife and has lost her. Theresa slowly begins to fall in love with him and embarks on a journey to know him better.
Director: Luis Mandoki
Writing Credits: Nicholas Sparks (novel) & Gerald Di Pego (screenplay)
Cast: Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, Paul Newman, John Savage, Illeana Douglas, Robbie Coltrane, Jesse James, Bethel Leslie, Tom Aldredge, Steven Eckholdt, Karen Fowler & Hayden Panettiere.
Music by: Gabriel Yared
Budget: $75,000,000 (Including marketing costs)
Box Office USA: $52,880,016 | Widest Release: 2,545 theaters
Box Office International: $66,000,000 | Worldwide: $118,880,016
Release Date USA: 12 February 1999
Filming Dates: 13 April- 28 July 1998
Filming Locations: Maine, USA – Chicago, Illinois, USA – Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Runtime: 130 minutes
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for a scene of sexuality
Assistant to Robin Wright: Karen Fowler
-This is the 1st film adaptation from a Nicholas Sparks novel.
-The film received 4 Blockbuster Entertainment nominations in the category of Drama/Romance: Favorite Actor (Kevin Costner), Favorite Actress (Robin Wright), Favorite Supporting Actor (Paul Newman) and Favorite Supporting Actress (Illeana Douglas).