Movies in Many will wrap up Valentine’s Month with Message in a Bottle, a touching love story, on Saturday, Feb. 17.
The romantic movie goes something like this: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move on and find happiness.
Message in a Bottle’ is a tearjerker that strolls from crisis to crisis. It’s curiously muted, as if it fears that passion would tear its delicate fabric; even the fights are more in sorrow than in anger. It’s a beautiful story that is both sad and uplifting at the same time. And as the shipbuilder struggles with choosing to live in the past and opening up to the present and possibly a future with someone else, it does have a happy ending.
The movie stars romantic hero Kevin Costner as the brokenhearted shipbuilder, Robin Wright as the researcher who finds the washed up bottle with its message, and the late Paul Newman in one of his last movies.
A perfect Valentine love story, it is sure to please the audience during the Many Cultural District’s Valentine month movie.
The movie is free admission and is hosted by the Town of Many Cultural District Advisory Committee, Many Mayor Ken Freeman, and the Many City Council. Popcorn and soft drinks are only $1.00 each.