Message in a Bottle (1999)

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

Genre: Drama/Romance

Budget: $75,000,000 (Including marketing costs)

Filming Dates: 13 April- 28 July 1998

Filming Locations: Maine, USA – Chicago, Illinois, USA – Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Release Date USA: 12 February 1999

Box Office USA: $52,880,016 | Widest Release: 2,545 theaters

Box Office International: $66,000,000 | Worldwide: $118,880,016

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).

4 thoughts on “Message in a Bottle (1999)

  1. I adored Robin Wright and Kevin Costner in message in the bottle. Sad and beautiful movie. In a recent interview with Gwyneth Paltrow, Robin told her that Kevin was the best on screen kisser.

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