I loved the performances by Robin Wright and Paul Newman; those two saved this film from a dismal one or two stars. He kept pulling me out of the scenes with his cardboard acting, so the movie felt choppy and awkward for me. Regardless of the decor, it was a charming little beach cottage with great bones and was right on the ocean. Theresa goes to Outer Banks to research it further but when she meets him, they are attracted to each other and start becoming better acquainted. Many thanks to the blog for scanning them the ones I used are hers and mentioning some of the information from the article.
It just looked lived in the way homes can look when people are busy and involved in their lives. The column leads to the discovery of two other letters, on the same stationary. I loved her place too. I wanted them to look like I had just slipped them off and sat down. In that letter, Garrett writes that he found someone else, who is as dear as Catherine to him and decides to start a new life with her, and asks for Catherine's blessings. The climactic events are shameless, contrived, and wildly out of tune with the rest of the story. I guess I really never noticed the clutter.
After reading all of the comments above, I feel extra lucky to have stayed there. She tries to tell him about the original purpose of her visit but fears that she might lose him and postpones it. Soon it's time for Theresa to return home where after she writes one column, the paper promotes her and gives her an office with a window view; at that rate, in six weeks she'll be using Col. Wish we could all find that one love and even the hope of loving again. The chemistry between Wright-Penn and Costner is powerful enough to keep any man or woman who may be skeptical about a second chance at love glued to their seats, leaving them teary-eyed and a little more appreciative of their spouse by the end of the movie. I was excited to hear from a reader recently whose family originally owned it. No stranger to movies involving water, Costner fills the shoes of a shipbuilder well.
It is good to see all three of them on the screen, in whatever combination, and the movie is right to play down the sex scenes and underline the cuddling and the whispers. Theresa hides her pain of this failed relationship by being a dependable, quietly driven career woman at The Chicago Tribune, where she works as a researcher. It's not just an explosion about betrayal, but more complicated--partly because of the nature of the third letter. So I'd have to rewind again, just to catch what was said. Along with the literal distance between them — they live hundreds of miles apart — there is another problem: Garrett cannot quite forgive Catherine for dying and leaving him.
The beautiful coastline of Maine was chosen as a stand-in for the chain of islands off the North Carolina coast, utilizing various cities near the maritime town of Bath, including New Harbor, Boothbay Harbor and Popham Beach. I witnessed more hand holding and door holding open for women than I have ever witnessed in a theater. Garrett's father Dodge calls Theresa and tells her about his death. Greatest of all is an expression of self-sacrifice. Gonna watch that movie again tonight. It's the best thing I do.
Kevin Costner played Garret, a grieving widower who writes his late wife Catherine love letters and sends them out to sea in—you guessed it! When Theresa goes there, she witnesses the passionate speech of Garrett about his late wife Catherine and understands that he still is in love with his late wife, and leaves him saying that he is welcome to call her when he thinks he is ready to start a new life. Theresa, a divorced mother of one, is deeply touched by the message, and shares it with a columnist named Charlie , who of course lifts it for a column. None of the coastal scenes are the Outer Banks the setting of the novel , which has neither rocks, bluffs, nor tall pines; nor does the Outer Banks have the roughly 10 foot tides indicated by the docks shown throughout the beginning of the film. I love the idea of the story though - a man writes letters to his dead wife, helping him resolve his grief and emotional upheaval, and sends them in bottles out to the sea. I love this movie but I was hoping Garret, Theresa, Jason and Dodge would be together as a family.
I felt every aching moment when they were apart and all the warmth of their love when they were together. My mother-in-law had a very sterile home and she was obsessive when it came to cleaning. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. Patience, love, forgiveness, honesty, and even prayers are all practiced. A few calls to gift shops, and they know who bought the stationery. This Nicholas Sparks movie touched me in such a way that I was left breathless while sitting through the credits.
Watching movies with great houses in them always gets my imagination going and this inspires me to try to reproduce it. Inside it, she finds a heartbreaking, anonymous love letter. It positions itself as a sort of comeback vehicle for an actor with dubious-as-of-late box office draw, Kevin Costner. Since the death of his wife Catherine, Garret has led a solitary existence, except for his complicated relationship with his father, Dodge Paul Newman. You team up with somebody, and build it from the ground up.