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Bounce (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  17 November 2000 (USA)
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A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.

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Buddy (Affleck) has just signed an airline in Chicago as a big client, but is ironically delayed at the airport waiting for a flight to LA on that same airline. He meets fellow passenger Greg, who opts to be bumped, even though it means missing an activity with his older son. When the flight gets resumed, Buddy thinks he's doing a good deed by swapping tickets with Greg so he can get home to his son. Sadly, the flight crashes. Buddy conspires with his friend, the ticket agent that night, to take his name off the passenger list and put Greg's on. Once he's back in LA, his new client dictates that the company run a series of feel-good ads about the crash. Buddy feels very hypocritical, and completely loses it when the commercials win a Cleo. After going through re-hab, he decides he needs to check on Greg's widow. But he doesn't plan on falling in love with her. Written by Tony B

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Two strangers fell in love. One knew it wasn't by chance. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£216,560 (UK) (19 January 2001)

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ESP 236,144,074 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Both Tony Goldwyn (Greg) and Alex D. Linz (Scott) provided voices for Tarzan in Tarzan (1999). See more »

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While Buddy and Abby are making love the watch on her wrist disappears and reappears. See more »

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Abby: You know, I had a baby in the car.
[Buddy looks around the front seat rather shocked]
Abby: Not this car. No I had this Datsun, remember those? And we were driving to the hospital, and I KNEW I was going to have this baby, and Greg would NOT pull over. So I got it in my head that I was not going to have the baby in the front seat - like it wasn't safe or something - and I started to crawl into the back, and I got this contraction, and POW! I broke his nose with my foot! And he couldn't drive I mean ...
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Two leads keep it bouncing
27 April 2001 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

"Bounce" has the familiar elements of a romance-drama. The premise is quite original and engaging, but as the relationship between Ben and Gwyneth blossoms, we're given the Hollywood treatment. However, Ben and Gwyneth give spirited performances and keep everything afloat. Both of them are extremely charming, have terrific charisma and there are some nice interactions between the two of them. I wasn't touched after I finished viewing this formulaic romance, since I pretty much saw what was coming--but it's a likeable, feel-good movie thanks to the charming performances. It's a good date movie, though I assume the woman will be shedding most of the tears.

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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