Sight and Sound - 05/??/1999
"...A purely cinematic movie..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/05/1999
"...[Costner's performance is] mythic but also foxy and life size..." -- Rating: B
New York Times - 02/12/1999
"...[Ms. Penn] remains a pleasure to watch..."
USA Today - 02/12/1999
"...[Newman is] forceful as well as funny, he's a mainline of adrenaline..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/12/1999
"...Costner is completely in his element and gives a surprisingly successful performance..."
The story of a long distance love connection that is made when Penn, a Chicago journalist, discovers a love letter that Costner, a widowed sailboat repairer, let drift into the ocean. She quickly tracks him down and an honest bond forms between the two. When he discovers that she hasn't been entirely honest with him, the betrayal threatens to ruin what has been, so obviously up to this point, a wonderful, romantic thing.