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Bounce (2000)

 -  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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T.V. Announcer
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Storyline

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

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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£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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Buddy's sandwich during the meal after Abby clinches the deal. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Amaral: Where's your mom?
Scott: She's in the bathroom. She's been in there since Rosie.
Buddy Amaral: Why? Who was on Rosie?
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References The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) See more »

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Never Gonna Come Back Down
Music by BT
Words by Michael Doughty
Performed by BT
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Laugh and cry formula works; smart, witty and poignant throughout
29 April 2004 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

BOUNCE (2000) ***1/2 Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joe Morton, Natasha Henstridge, Jennifer Grey, Tony Goldwyn, Johnny Galecki, Caroline Aaron, Alex D. Linz, David Dorfman. Excellent romantic drama tinged with equal parts tragedy and comedy with Affleck (in one of his best roles to date) as a charming alcoholic ad exec who sobers up after a year of harboring a guilt-plagued secret: - giving his plane ticket to family man Goldwyn en route home only to die in a plane crash killing all aboard – and seeking out the widow to make amends. What he doesn't count on is falling in love with her and the circumstances hovering their impending romance.

Paltrow has never been finer and succeeds in making her character not a victim but an individual coping with the harsh reality of raising her boys by herself and coming to terms with loving again. Written and directed by Don Roos (the script is smart, witty and poignant throughout with characters that feel all too real in what easily could've been manipulatively maudlin. Laugh and cry formula works and the on-again-off-again real-life relationship between the couple underscores all the emotions on full tilt.


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