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Forces of Nature (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 March 1999 (USA)
A soon-to-be-married man encounters an exciting stranger after his plane suffers an accident on takeoff.

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Storyline

Ben Holmes, a professional book-jacket blurbologist, is trying to get to Savannah for his wedding. He just barely catches the last plane, but a seagull flies into the engine as the plane is taking off. All later flights are cancelled because of an approaching hurricane, so he is forced to hitch a ride in a Geo Metro with an attractive but eccentric woman named Sarah. Written by Tim Horrigan <horrigan@aol.com>

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Why watch the Force when you can watch... Forces of Nature? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality, language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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19 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuerzas de la naturaleza  »

Box Office

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,510,728 (USA) (19 March 1999)

Gross:

$52,878,756 (USA) (2 July 1999)
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Trivia

The driving scene on the island near the end of the film, supposedly Hawaii, is actually Trunk Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands. See more »

Goofs

When Ben and Sarah get off the train they leave all their personal belongings (such as Ben''s Laptop, and Sarahs purse, and luggage). Later in the laundromat, Sarah's wallet gets stolen from her handbag, but she'd left all that on the train. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Lewis: I don't deserve heaven.
Ben Holmes: Oh Sarah, you deserve so much more than you think you do.
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Breathing Bongos
Written by Kirby Allan
Performed by Chaino
Courtesy of Kirby Allan Dionysus Records by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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This movie is so quirky and offbeat that it's really good!
11 January 2004 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I don't know why many people diss this movie because it's actually really good. Who better to have than Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock? They are perfect in their roles as "Ben" and "Sarah". But I have to say if Sandra Bullock wasn't in this movie, it wouldn't be as enjoyable as it is. There are a lot of laughs but not so much that it goes over the top and there is a lot of drama in it too. It's a perfect mix. The camera angles make this movie very unique too.

So the next time you're in blockbuster and you're contemplating on what to rent, you should rent "Forces of Nature" because it's the kind of film that will literally make you smile the whole way through.

4 Stars out of 5


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