Romance Movie Review: Message in a Bottle

This is a movie review of Message in a Bottle.

Romance Movie Review Message in a BottlePlot Summary (courtesy of Netflix):Based on Nicholas Sparks's best-selling novel, director Luis Mandoki's romantic drama explores the possibility of love amid heartache. Newspaper researcher Theresa Osborne (Robin Wright Penn) finds a letter in a bottle penned by grieving shipbuilder Garret Blake (Kevin Costner), who writes to ease the pain of his wife's death. Carrying her own emotional baggage, Theresa tracks him down -- but their growing attraction is endangered by their pasts.

Run Time: 131 Minutes

Movie Review:

Nicholas Sparks has been fortunate to have many of his books converted into movies, and most of them have been very very good. However, this one was horribly done.

There were some beautiful shots of the Outer Banks and for boat lovers there were definitely some very nice boat eye candy. But aside from that, there is not much else positive to this movie.

The letter's in the movie weren't even the same ones from the book and the story didn't have the same intensity that the book had. Kevin Coster as Garret was a poor choice in the first place and he really didn't even play the part well. Paul Newman as Garret's father was a great choice and really was the only good thing about the acting in the movie.

All in all this movie just drug on for the full seemingly unending 2+ hours. There was nothing interesting about the movie. You would be better off picking up the book and finish it in the time that the movie took.

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Overall Movie Review Rating: I rate this movie as a Blah See - 2 stars

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