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Bounce (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 17 November 2000 (USA)
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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Cast

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Mimi Prager
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Ron Wachter
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Greg Janello
Lisa Carpenter-Prewitt ...
Carol Wilson
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T.V. Announcer
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CNN Reporter
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Joey Janello
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Juan Garcia ...
Kevin Walters (as Juan García)
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Ellen Seitz
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Jim Willer
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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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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17 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un vuelco del corazón  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,423,716, 19 November 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,779,296, 7 January 2001
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Affleck explained on Inside the Actors Studio (1994), that he and Gwyneth Paltrow were no longer together when they made this film, but Gwyneth thought he should do it, as it was a different type of role from anything he had done before. See more »

Goofs

Position of logo on the Diet Coke can when Buddy and Abby are eating at their first meeting. Also at his office when they are celebrating closing the deal. See more »

Quotes

Abby: Being with him is like making a choice.
Donna: You don't have that choice, Abby. You have other choices.
Abby: It just can't be him - that's all.
Donna: Ok, then fine. But whether it's Buddy or someone else a year from now, whoever you choose will be there because Greg is not. That's just how it is.
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Connections

Referenced in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

I Second That Emotion
Written by Al Cleveland (as Alfred Cleveland) and Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson, Jr.)
Performed by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Above average romance
7 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

What makes BOUNCE rise above the average of romantic films is the direction of Don Roos, who also made the eccentric THE OPPOSITE OF SEX. Here he avoids sappiness but every now and then the film gets quite melodramatic. However, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck are surprisingly good and have a nice chemistry, in a good and warm date movie.

7/10


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