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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

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Don Roos
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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 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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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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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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Miramax See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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While Buddy and Abby are making love the watch on her wrist disappears and reappears. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Amaral: You know, I don't think I've ever bought a woman a grilled cheese, before.
Abby: Oh, yeah. Well, my kids love them, and after a while, you kinda get hooked.
Buddy Amaral: I'm sure they have a gum for that too.
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I'll Be
Performed by Edwin McCain
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Had its moments
20 November 2002 | by Edu-16See all my reviews

Surprised at some of the other downer reviews of this one. Afleck is no Branagh, but he has his moments and Paltrow creates a very likeable character I thought. Perhaps Im a just a soppy old fart, but I get movies like this. Nothing too challenging but some interesting dilemas nonetheless. Not sure whether Ive been blinded by the sentimental appeal situations like this have for me - but this seemed a quite refreshing, thought provoking movie - certainly worth a look.

One particular scene caught the eye. The first date at the diner. She gets up to kindly remove some toilet paper from a stranger's shoe. Afleck gets the reaction look pretty nicely.

Oh go on - no guns, violence, car chases or policemen. It cant be all bad !


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