The premise of this film--Robin Wright Penn finds a message in a bottle and tracks down its author, Kevin Costner--may be on the slim side, but the unabashedly romantic feelings it conjures up are perfectly complemented by the emotive, widescreen love songs that make up the soundtrack album. From the spare, wistful ballads of Lilith Fair vets Sheryl Crow ("Carolina") and Sarah McLachlan ("I Love You") to the soft, silky R&B of Faith Hill ("Let Me Let Go") this album is full of honest expressions of heartfelt emotion. On the more upbeat side, there's the syncopated pop of Beth Nielsen Chapman ("I Will Know Your Love") and Edwin McCain's big-as-the-open-plains "I Could Not Ask For More."
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