Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

"A story of love lost and found."
  • PG-13
  • 1999
  • 2 hr 11 min
  • 6.3  (35,763)
  • 39

Message in a Bottle is about a woman who finds a bottle washed up on shore one day when she goes for a run. The bottle contains the most beautifully written letter. It sounds like a man has written it to his wife who has passed away, which is exactly what it is. The woman wants to attempt to find the man who wrote this and meet him, since the way he wrote, he must be something special. She is a writer and would like to do a story on him. Theresa has one clue about where the man may be from, a symbol that's included on the paper he wrote on. She finds the place the symbol is from, and travels there to hopefully meet him. When she gets there, she does in fact find the man who has written such a beautiful letter. She gets to know him, not telling him about the real reason why she's there. Garret's wife passed away a few years ago, but he has yet to come to terms with her death. When he meets Theresa and starts spending time with her, he quickly starts to fall for her. However, he feels incredibly guilty about this, as he never thought he would love anyone but his wife, Catherine. He writes letters to her whenever he wants to talk to her, and send them out to sea, since it was one of her favorite places. Theresa ends up writing a story on Garret and his letter. After reading her story, many others come forward with other letters of his that they too have found. Theresa's editor wants her to write a second story, but now, she is falling for this man after spending so much time with him, and she decides not to. Even though the two fell in love, Garret still could not let go of his past, and his wife. He had to make a decision. Let his wife go and be with someone new, or hold on to something that would never be again.

Message in a Bottle
Message In A Bottle
Message In A Bottle

Trailer - 2 min 22 sec

Description
Message in a Bottle is about a woman who finds a bottle washed up on shore one day when she goes for a run. The bottle contains the most beautifully written letter. It sounds like a man has written it to his wife who has passed away, which is exactly what it is. The woman wants to attempt to find the man who wrote this and meet him, since the way he wrote, he must be something special. She is a writer and would like to do a story on him.

Theresa has one clue about where the man may be from, a symbol that's included on the paper he wrote on. She finds the place the symbol is from, and travels there to hopefully meet him. When she gets there, she does in fact find the man who has written such a beautiful letter. She gets to know him, not telling him about the real reason why she's there.

Garret's wife passed away a few years ago, but he has yet to come to terms with her death. When he meets Theresa and starts spending time with her, he quickly starts to fall for her. However, he feels incredibly guilty about this, as he never thought he would love anyone but his wife, Catherine. He writes letters to her whenever he wants to talk to her, and send them out to sea, since it was one of her favorite places.

Theresa ends up writing a story on Garret and his letter. After reading her story, many others come forward with other letters of his that they too have found. Theresa's editor wants her to write a second story, but now, she is falling for this man after spending so much time with him, and she decides not to.

Even though the two fell in love, Garret still could not let go of his past, and his wife. He had to make a decision. Let his wife go and be with someone new, or hold on to something that would never be again.

Message in a Bottle is a 1999 romance movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 11 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 39.

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  • Release Date
    1999
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 11 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (35,763)
  • Metascore
    39