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* MessageInABottle: Obviously. During Catherine's illness, Garret wrote her anonymous love-letters, which he sealed in antique glass bottles and would hurl out into the ocean during his trips to sea. [[spoiler: Catherine also did this at least once before her death.]]

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* MessageInABottle: Obviously. During Following Catherine's illness, death, Garret wrote her anonymous her two love-letters, which he sealed in antique glass bottles and would hurl out into the ocean during his trips to sea. [[spoiler: Catherine also did this at least once before her death.]]


A 1999 film directed by Luis Mandoki and adapted from the novel by Creator/NicholasSparks, starring Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/RobinWright, and Creator/PaulNewman.

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A 1999 film directed by Luis Mandoki and adapted from the novel by Creator/NicholasSparks, starring Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/RobinWright, and Creator/PaulNewman.


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It is notably the first film adaptation from author Creator/NicholasSparks, and began the trend of high profile Hollywood adaptations of his works that would last through the 2000s and 2010s.


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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: For a long time, Theresa's love to Garret, but it is subtly implied that also [[spoiler:Charlie Taschi's love towards her]].

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!!Tropes:

!!Tropes in this film include:

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: For a long time, Theresa's love to Garret, for Garret is this, but it is subtly implied that also [[spoiler:Charlie Taschi's love towards her]].



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Catherine and Garret grew up in the same town.

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Catherine and Garret grew up in the same town.town and later married.



* DearJohnLetter: An atypical example, as the addressee is dead and the author of the letter is conscious about it.

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* DearJohnLetter: An atypical example, as the addressee (Catherine) is dead and the author of the letter (Garret) is conscious about it.



* DyingDeclarationOfLove: An interesting example, as there are two addressees at the same time.
* FallingInLoveMontage
* FeudingFamilies: Garret vs. the family of Catherine.

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* DyingDeclarationOfLove: An interesting example, as A double example. Garret addresses a letter to Catherine, wherein he tells her of his love for her one more time, but also of his new love for Theresa. He does not realize however that it is a dying declaration, only dying afterwards by accident.
* FallingInLoveMontage: It's the original Nicholas Sparks movie, of course
there are two addressees at the same time.
* FallingInLoveMontage
is one.
* FeudingFamilies: Garret vs. the family of Catherine.has an intensely hostile relationship with Catherine's family, who blame him for her death.



* GlamorousSingleMother: Theresa is a classic example.

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* GlamorousSingleMother: Theresa is a classic example.begins this way.



* IntertwinedFingers: Between Theresa and Garret.
* LostAtSea: The family Garret saves in the climax of the film.
* TheLostLenore: The core element governing the plot is Garret's refusal to let go of Catherine.

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* IntertwinedFingers: Between Theresa and Garret.
Garret share a tender moment that includes one of these.
* LostAtSea: The family Garret saves in During the climax of the film.
film, a small family's boat becomes lost in the storm, with Garret mounting a rescue.
* TheLostLenore: The core element governing the plot is Garret's refusal to let go of his deceased wife Catherine.



* LoveBeforeFirstSight: Theresa. In her quarrel with Garret it is implied that for some time it may have been LovingAShadow.
* MessageInABottle: Obviously.
* TheMourningAfter: Garret.

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* LoveBeforeFirstSight: Theresa. In her quarrel with Garret She begins obsessing over him following the discovery of one of his messages to Catherine, and later begins tracking down other messages he sent. She ends up tracking him down too. Later, after meeting him and beginning a tentative relationship, they quarrel, and it is implied becomes apparent that for some time it may have been LovingAShadow.
* MessageInABottle: Obviously.
Obviously. During Catherine's illness, Garret wrote her anonymous love-letters, which he sealed in antique glass bottles and would hurl out into the ocean during his trips to sea. [[spoiler: Catherine also did this at least once before her death.]]
* TheMourningAfter: Garret.Garret experiences this feeling following a night with Theresa.



* PoorCommunicationKills: Garret. His inability to speak his mind has dramatic consequences.
* SecondLove
* StalkerWithACrush: Theresa. She goes as far as to order an analysis of the type of the paper used by Garret so as to be able to find him.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Garret. Cathereine's death has led him to become something of a nearly silent recluse, and getting him to have any sort of long conversation is a struggle. His inability to speak his mind later has dramatic consequences.
* SecondLove
* StalkerWithACrush: Theresa. She goes as far as to order an analysis of the type of the paper used by
SecondLove: Both Garret so as and Theresa are this to be able to find him.one another.


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It's a romantic drama about Theresa (Wright), a single mother who tries to move on after her divorce, and Garret (Costner), a man who cannot imagine entering a relationship after his wife Catherine died. Catherine's death has an impact on the lives of many people, inflaming the conflict between Garret, who is a shipwright, and her family, who had wanted her to become a famous painter and now blames the man for her untimely death. Unable to come to terms with himself, Garret writes a letter to Catherine, puts it into a bottle and throws out at sea. After Theresa accidentally finds the bottle, she begins a private investigation to find the author of the letter, feeling curious about the story behind it.

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It's The story is a romantic drama about Theresa (Wright), a single mother who tries to move on after her divorce, and Garret (Costner), a man who cannot imagine entering a relationship after his wife Catherine died. Catherine's death has an impact on the lives of many people, inflaming the conflict between Garret, who is a shipwright, and her family, who had wanted her to become a famous painter and now blames the man for her untimely death. Unable to come to terms with himself, Garret writes a letter to Catherine, puts it into a bottle and throws out at sea. After Theresa accidentally finds the bottle, she begins a private investigation to find the author of the letter, feeling curious about the story behind it.


A love drama about Theresa, a single mother who tries to move on after her divorce, and Garret, a man who cannot imagine entering a relationship after his wife Catherine died. Catherine's death has an impact on the lives of many people, inflaming the conflict between Garret, who is a shipwright, and her family, who had wanted her to become a famous painter and now blames the man for her untimely death. Unable to come to terms with himself, Garret writes a letter to Catherine, puts it into a bottle and throws out at sea. After Theresa accidentally finds the bottle, she begins a private investigation to find the author of the letter, feeling curious about the story behind it.

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A love 1999 film directed by Luis Mandoki and adapted from the novel by Creator/NicholasSparks, starring Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/RobinWright, and Creator/PaulNewman.

It's a romantic
drama about Theresa, Theresa (Wright), a single mother who tries to move on after her divorce, and Garret, Garret (Costner), a man who cannot imagine entering a relationship after his wife Catherine died. Catherine's death has an impact on the lives of many people, inflaming the conflict between Garret, who is a shipwright, and her family, who had wanted her to become a famous painter and now blames the man for her untimely death. Unable to come to terms with himself, Garret writes a letter to Catherine, puts it into a bottle and throws out at sea. After Theresa accidentally finds the bottle, she begins a private investigation to find the author of the letter, feeling curious about the story behind it.


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* WithThisRing: The symbolic returning of the wedding ring.

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* WithThisRing: The symbolic returning of the wedding ring.ring.
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:Garret dies just after his decision to move on and enter the relationship with Theresa. She learns of it only from his last letter to Catherine, in which he tells her about his new love.]]
** This differs from the book, where [[spoiler:he chooses to not let go of Catherine's memory, and thereby lets go of Theresa]].

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Garret dies just after his decision to move on and enter the relationship with Theresa. She learns of it only from his last letter to Catherine, in which he tells her about his new love.]]
**
]] This differs from the book, where [[spoiler:he chooses to not let go of Catherine's memory, and thereby lets go of Theresa]].


* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Garret's death in the attempt to rescue the family lost at sea]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Garret's death in the attempt to rescue the family lost at sea]].sea - although it's not in vain, as he does manage to save the father and daughter]].


* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: In the climax [[spoiler: Garret [[{{Series/Heroes}} saves the cheerleader]] years before Claire Bennet was even a cheerleader.]]


A love drama about Theresa, a single mother who tries to move on after her divorce, and Garret, a man who cannot imagine entering a relationship after his wife Catherine died. Catherine's death has an impact on the lives of many people, inflaming the conflict between Garret, who is a boatmaker, and her family, who had wanted her to become a famous painter and now blames the man for her untimely death. Unable to come to terms with himself, Garret writes a letter to Catherine, puts it into a bottle and throws out at sea. After Theresa accidentally finds the bottle, she becomes a private investigation to find the author of the letter, feeling curious about the story behind it.

The film is worth seeing if only for the delightful music, but rather depressing, so the best moment for watching it is when one is already down in the dumps for some reason.

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A love drama about Theresa, a single mother who tries to move on after her divorce, and Garret, a man who cannot imagine entering a relationship after his wife Catherine died. Catherine's death has an impact on the lives of many people, inflaming the conflict between Garret, who is a boatmaker, shipwright, and her family, who had wanted her to become a famous painter and now blames the man for her untimely death. Unable to come to terms with himself, Garret writes a letter to Catherine, puts it into a bottle and throws out at sea. After Theresa accidentally finds the bottle, she becomes begins a private investigation to find the author of the letter, feeling curious about the story behind it.

The film is worth seeing if only for the delightful music, but rather depressing, so the best moment for watching it is when one is already down in the dumps for some reason.
it.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: for a long time, Theresa's love to Garret, but it is subtly implied that also [[spoiler:Charlie Taschi's love towards her]].

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: for For a long time, Theresa's love to Garret, but it is subtly implied that also [[spoiler:Charlie Taschi's love towards her]].



* AnchoredShip: the reason of the film's dramatic mood.

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* AnchoredShip: the The reason of the film's dramatic mood.



* BarBrawl: between Garret and the brother of Catherine.

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* BarBrawl: between Between Garret and the Catherine's brother of Catherine.in the diner.



* ComfortingComforter: the beginning of the complicated relationship between Theresa and Garret.
* DearJohnLetter: an extremely non-typical example, as the addresee is dead and the author of the letter is conscious about it.

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* ComfortingComforter: the The beginning of the complicated relationship between Theresa and Garret.
* DearJohnLetter: an extremely non-typical An atypical example, as the addresee addressee is dead and the author of the letter is conscious about it.



* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:Garret dies just after his decision to move on and enter the relationship with Theresa. She gets to know it only from his last letter to Catherine, in which he tells her about his new love.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: Garret's father does that, which makes him close to TheDrunkenSailor.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: an interesting example, as there are two addresees as the same time.
* FallingInLoveMontage.

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:Garret dies just after his decision to move on and enter the relationship with Theresa. She gets to know learns of it only from his last letter to Catherine, in which he tells her about his new love.]]
** This differs from the book, where [[spoiler:he chooses to not let go of Catherine's memory, and thereby lets go of Theresa]].
* DrowningMySorrows: Garret's father does that, did this in the past, which makes him close to TheDrunkenSailor.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: an An interesting example, as there are two addresees as addressees at the same time.
* FallingInLoveMontage.FallingInLoveMontage



* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest.

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* TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest.TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest



* GreenEyedMonster.

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* GreenEyedMonster.GreenEyedMonster



* IntertwinedFingers: between Theresa and Garret.
* LostAtSea: three persons met by Garret during his short journey.
* TheLostLenore: the core element governing the plot.
* LostLoveMontage.
* LoveBeforeFirstSight: Theresa. In her quarrel with Garret it is implied that for some tome it may have been LovingAShadow.
* {{Melodrama}}.
* MessageInABottle: obviously.

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* IntertwinedFingers: between Between Theresa and Garret.
* LostAtSea: three persons met by The family Garret during his short journey.
saves in the climax of the film.
* TheLostLenore: the The core element governing the plot.
plot is Garret's refusal to let go of Catherine.
* LostLoveMontage.
LostLoveMontage
* LoveBeforeFirstSight: Theresa. In her quarrel with Garret it is implied that for some tome time it may have been LovingAShadow.
* {{Melodrama}}.
*
MessageInABottle: obviously.Obviously.



* WithThisRing: the symbolic returning of the wedding ring.

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* WithThisRing: the The symbolic returning of the wedding ring.


* FallingForSomeoneNeverMet: Theresa. In her quarrel with Garret it is implied that for some tome it may have been LovingAShadow.


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* LoveBeforeFirstSight: Theresa. In her quarrel with Garret it is implied that for some tome it may have been LovingAShadow.


* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: [[spoiler: A ''very'' young [[{{Series/Heroes}} Claire Bennet]] is the daughter Garret saves in the climax.]]

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* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: In the climax [[spoiler: A ''very'' young Garret [[{{Series/Heroes}} saves the cheerleader]] years before Claire Bennet]] is the daughter Garret saves in the climax.Bennet was even a cheerleader.]]


* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: [[spoiler: A ''very'' young [[{{Series/Heroes}} Claire Bennet]] is the daughter Garret saves in the climax.]]



* SecondLove.

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* SecondLove.SecondLove

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