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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.

Director:

Don Roos

Writer:

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

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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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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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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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Trivia

Ben Affleck and Natasha Henstridge share the same birthday, 15th August. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Seth: [as Seth is standing at the urinal, and Buddy is at the sinks looking in the mirror] You know you shouldn't be looking at me like that, it could be sexual harrassment.
Buddy Amaral: I wasn't looking. Besides, I'm not gay!
Seth: Yeah, but I am.
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Connections

References Johnny Bravo (1997) See more »

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Be Thankful (For What You've Got)
Written by William DeVaughn (as William E. Edward De Vaughn)
Performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Virgin Records Limited/Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Laugh and cry formula works; smart, witty and poignant throughout
29 April 2004 | by george.schmidtSee 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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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

Gross USA:

$36,805,288

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,425,292
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Miramax See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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