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Message in a Bottle | 1999 | PG-13 | - 3.2.3

Robin Wright Penn, Kevin Costner and Paul Newman star in this drama about a woman's search for the writer of a love letter she accidentally found in a floating bottle. Also with Illeana Douglas, Robbie Coltrane, Jesse James and John Savage.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Some sexual innuendo and kissing, sometimes passionately. A woman takes her pants off and we see a bit of her underwear. We see an extended scene of a man and woman kissing and moving in bed (we only see their faces and the upper part of their bare backs).


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - One brief fight (a few punches are thrown and a man is slammed onto a table). Two people drown, but nothing graphic is seen.


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LANGUAGE 3 - Several anatomical and scatological references and many mild obscenities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of a spouse, grief, honesty, divorce, falling in love, letting go of the past.

MESSAGE - You can experience true love twice in a lifetime.

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