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Bounce (2000)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  15 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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This October, fall in love with fate. See more »

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£216,560 (UK) (19 January 2001)

Gross:

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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Donna: Look, guys screw up - that's what they do. It's in their manual, right under "Love your grill; leave socks on floor."
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The wrong actor got on the plane.
19 April 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Old premise, new film. A reasonable attempt at film making, "Bounce" is fraught with problems not the least of which is casting Affleck opposite a fine actress. This light drama starts okay but fizzles. The chemistry between Affleck and Paltrow is predictably nonexistent. Affleck and Bullock, maybe. Affleck and Paltrow, no way. The drama in all corners of the film, from alcoholism to the Kodak moments to the "can I love the guy who killed my husband" paradox doesn't work because the film builds a weak foundation, develops characters poorly, and just plain unravels in the denouement. Wait for broadcast on this one.


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