Message in a Bottle/Nights in Rodanthe [2 Discs] [DVD]

This double-feature of romantic dramas adapted from novels by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks includes Message in a Bottle and Nights in Rodanthe.
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Synopsis


Message in a Bottle
Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, Message In A Bottle stars Robin Wright Penn as Theresa Osborne, a writer for the Chicago Tribune. While her son visits her cheating ex-husband, Theresa goes on a vacation by herself. One day, while running on the beach, she finds a bottle washed up on the shore. She opens it and inside finds a love letter unlike any she's ever read. Captivated by the author's words of love, she returns to her job at the Tribune where she convinces her boss to run an article about the mystery writer, known only as "G." He approves, and Theresa begins her hunt. Scrutinizing every physical detail of the letter and the path the bottle may have taken, she eventually locates Garret Blake (Kevin Costner), a North Carolina boat-restorer who has not been the same since the tragic death of his beloved wife Catherine. Since her death, Garret has written several letters to his dead wife, put them in a bottles, and let them loose in the sea. As Theresa spends time with Garret, she quickly falls in love with him, though she neglects to tell him she knows about the letters. Garret, prodded by his cantankerous, no-nonsense dad, Dodge (Paul Newman), emerges from his shell of grief and develops an interest in Theresa as well. Theresa returns to Chicago and Garret soon visits her; he meets her son, Jason (Jesse James), but also discovers her knowledge of the letters. Eventually the two, who have both lost love, must cast off their emotional baggage and decide if they will pursue love even if it can't always last. ~ Ron Wells, Rovi

Nights in Rodanthe
Adapted from author Nicholas Sparks' popular romance novel, director George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe tells the tale of a doctor (Richard Gere) en route to reconcile with his estranged son when his benevolent mission is sidelined upon checking into a North Carolina beach-town inn. When the doctor arrives at the inn, he enters into a passionate affair with an unhappily married woman (Diane Lane) who is currently considering divorce. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Costner
    Kevin Costner - Garret Blake
  • Paul Newman
    Paul Newman - Dodge Blake
  • John Savage
    John Savage - Johnny Land
  • Illeana Douglas
    Illeana Douglas - Lina Paul
  • Robbie Coltrane
    Robbie Coltrane - Charlie Toschi



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A romance of romances with a twist ending.

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    LTCCW
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    Story opens with Robin Wrights character Theresa discovering a message-in-a-bottle while jogging on an Outer Bank NC Beach. She’s a research assistant for the Publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Garret Blake, a widower who has not emerged from the loss of the love-of-his-life, his wife, meets a divorcee with an 8 year old son. They are both scared and they make mistakes. But he emerges from a long slumbering sleep and slips into a romance of a lifetime that also has the complications that come with a new relationship and new found love. This films cinematography is nothing short of magnificent which enhances its viewing pleasure. Both Wright and Costner superbly acted their roles with a great backup by Newman (that smile of his will get you – count’em). It's an easy and believable view.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    Walkerman976
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    Both of the these are really well written and I enjoyed watching them with my friends and family. They both are really good love stories. They are must have to on DVD

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movies

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    azicc913
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    Two of Nicholas Sparks best movies so far! Just as good as the books.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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