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Forces of Nature (1999)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  19 March 1999 (USA)
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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 Sara. Written by Tim Horrigan <horrigan@aol.com>

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He went from the eye of the storm, into the arms of a hurricane. 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  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£730,208 (UK) (7 May 1999)

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ESP 370,765,786 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

The airport near the beginning of the film, supposedly LaGuardia in New York, is actually Washington/Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is dancing on the table at "Mr. Wonderful" his hands are alternately on his collar/by his side between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ben Holmes: Sometimes the people we meet change us forever.
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Featured in HBO First Look: Forces of Nature (1999) See more »

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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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Surprising, better than I expected
13 April 2000 | by (NYC, USA) – See all my reviews

After reading the back of the video box about the "whirlwind romance" and the plot about Ben heading towards his wedding and meeting a "free-spirited" woman who teaches him how to have fun, I didn't have much interest in seeing it. It sounded extremely trite, and I'm not too interested in Bullock or Affleck either. I was very surprised at the sharp dialogue and humor. And even though every frame of this film looked like a jeans commercial, I *liked* the cinematography and hip, colorful locales. Of course the whole thing was totally unbelievable and the various events that occur are a bit overdone... but I liked it anyway. I am a sucker for road movies, so that was part of the appeal for me... traveling, different locations (the laundromat, the snack bar with the giant globe and the Big KMart at 2AM). I expected Ben's bride-to-be to be a crashing bore or uptight priss, so the audience would root for Sarah and Ben. But she was funny and sharp also, and you don't feel like the marriage would suck all the life out of Ben as it seemed to have for others in the film. All of the things Ben overhears about marriage sucking is pretty funny. I only post here about movies that make an impression on me, whether good or bad... and this one made an impression. I liked it. And no one is more surprised about that than me.


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