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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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Don Roos

Writer:

Don Roos
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Buddy Amaral
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Abby Janello
Natasha Henstridge ... Mimi Prager
Edward Edwards ... Ron Wachter
Jennifer Grey ... Janice Guerrero
Tony Goldwyn ... Greg Janello
Lisa Carpenter-Prewitt Lisa Carpenter-Prewitt ... Carol Wilson
Lisa Joyner ... T.V. Announcer
Richard Saxton ... CNN Reporter
Caroline Aaron ... Donna
David Dorfman ... Joey Janello
Alex D. Linz ... Scott Janello
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... Kevin Walters (as Juan García)
Mary Ellen Lyon ... Ellen Seitz
Joe Morton ... 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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love | widow | airport | mourning | diner | See All (46) »

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This October, fall in love with fate. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un vuelco del corazón See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Miramax See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gwyneth Paltro And Ben Affleck and Joe Morton would all be in movies based on comic books such as DC and Marvel. See more »

Goofs

When Abby and Buddy are in Buddy's office lobby (waiting to meet Jim for the first time), Abby's jacket collar is alternately in and out between shots. See more »

Quotes

Donna: But if you can't forgive him, you can't.
Abby: It's not that I can't forgive him. Do you know how I spent the night after he left? Trying to figure out if I was glad, that he didn't get on that plane. If I say I'm glad he's alive, I'm glad he found me that day, or if I lie, and I say I'm not, either way it feels like I'm doing something wrong to someone I... To both of them, to him and Greg. Being with him is like making a choice.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Gonna Come Back Down
Music by BT
Words by Michael Doughty
Performed by BT
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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Two leads keep it bouncing
27 April 2001 | by mattymatt4everSee 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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