Doing what he believes must be done in order to save his family and livelihood, farmer John Rollins places an odd scarecrow among his crops and promptly reaps the benefits. The thing is, his luck probably won't last for long.
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
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You know, I don't think I've ever bought a woman a grilled cheese, before.
Oh, yeah. Well, my kids love them, and after a while, you kinda get hooked.
I'm sure they have a gum for that too.
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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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