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 hes 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 Gregs on. Once hes 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 Gregs widow. But he doesnt plan on falling in love with her.
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Gweneth Paltrow was very mean to Ben Affleck when she found out he was the man who gave his ticket to her husband that resulted in the husband dying in the place crash.. Not because she was so in love with her dead husband, but because Ben LIED to her.. Big deal. hasn't she ever been lied to before?? She lied to him about being a widow.. She was the one that chased him, bought the baseball tickets on their first date, and pursued him even when he tried to back off and cool things off.. So where does she get off acting like he went out of his way to use her or cause her pain?? He steered a sweet real estate deal her way that helped her out financially.. He wasn't the bad guy, and her acting like he was one didn't make a whole lot of sense.. Another thing that didn't make sense was that she let her young sons play video games on the computer that involved repetitive airplane crashes, exploding on the runway in big balls of flame.. and she wonders why the kids were afraid to fly??? Also.. I think Ben Affleck is a sexy goodlooking guy.. but sometimes, I have to laugh out loud when he is trying to look serious and gets that goofy far away look where his mouth and eyes stay open like he is thinking about how his face should look and can't make up his mind.... He did a lot of that in Pearl Harbor too..He needs to work on that ..
I checked this movie out because someone dragged me. A Ben Affleck fan.And I like him too but I could tell from the previews it would be boring.And it was. There was nothing deep to it or even memorable. I take thatback. His gay assistant was the most memorable character. He stood out. Noone else did. Its intersting because Ben said at the Actors Studio that thiswas his best work ever. I guess in terms of complexity with the characterhitting pretty close to his own personal life. And I could feel that but itwasn't his gut wrenching performance. I liked his performances in ChangingLanes and Boiler Room and Reindeer Games.
While waiting in an airport, Buddy Amarol (Ben Affleck) meets Greg Janello (Tony Goldwyn) a writer. The two men get to talking, and it becomes clear, Greg, wants to get home to see his wife, and kids. Buddy, scheming to have a one-night-stand with Mimi (Natasha Henstridge), also hanging around the airport, decides to be a "nice" guy, and give his plane ticket to Greg.Buddy is stirred out of sleep by sirens, he quickly turns on the television to find out the plane he was supposed to be on has crashed, killing all the passengers.Tormented by what has happened, Buddy turns to booze, eventually landing him in rehab. Once sober, Buddy sets out to meet Abby (Gwyneth Paltrow), the wife of Greg. After a brief stalking period, the two actually talk and begin falling in love. But all is not so perfect for this couple, as a videotape of Buddy and Greg at the airport surfaces, throwing Abby into a state of wonder, and confusion."Bounce" is not the cute movie the trailer's depicted, but actually a dark love story, that is somewhat creepy. Affleck, and Paltrow are likable in their roles, and they do work well together, but it isn't enough to carry the whole movie.If there is nothing else to watch, "Bounce" will pass the time, but many will come away from the film disappointed.Nick Gonnella
BOUNCE [Miramax]: A sometimes effective romantic drama with Ben Affleck asaman who gives his plane ticket to another man then watches in horror as theplane crashes. The grief stricken Affleck then seeks out the man's widow(Gwyneth Paltrow) and winds up falling in love with her, until the truthcomes out. Good performances enliven a rather predictible by the numbersstoryline. GRADE: B-
If you like watching Ben Affleck pretend to act then this is another moviefor you. He is the Keanu of the 00's, and I have no doubt that in about tenyears he will be a very good actor. But for now, he is not. This film hasa good premise and will always be compared to the other movie that came outrecently, Random Hearts. Compared to that film, this one is not worthrenting. Even when you accept that this is a "chick flick", and you try toput your heart behind the story, it has one of the worst nothing endings inmovie history. SPOILER: He begs her not to leave by pretending to offerher another real estate job? He can't say I love you? And that is theaccepted ending?4 out of 10 because the kids were very good in this one.
When Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow share the screen together in thisheartfelt melodrama by Don Roos, I am taken aback. First of all, how couldHollywood be responsible for making a powerful film that relies onsensational dialogue and understated values? Second of all, how couldAffleck give a great, not just a good, performance? Paltrow I expect to bebrilliant, but Bennie? Third of all, why did Miramax not promote this wellenough? Throw your skepticism aside and take a shot at this movie. It maysurprise you!
Everyone must see this movie, I think that it is not just "another love story", this one is kind of fun and actually funny. I just loved this movie...I think that Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrown sure looked good in this movie. GET THIS MOVIE AS FAST AS YOU CAN, YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT, BELIEVE ME.
I don't know what people are thinking about when they give this movie five stars. After watching the trailer you would have known everything that happens in the movie except the last 10 minutes, which are easy to predict. The movie should have gone more into his alcoholism or deeper into her life after her husband died, so we would get to know the characters more. It seems they just put out a short film with big name stars they knew would make a buck. I don't think they ever intended this movie to be any good at all. It is a shame because both actors have a lot of potential.D
Bounce's director and writer, Don Roos, has an interesting history. He's the writer of the 5 star Boys On the Side, and writer/director of the oddly warm-hearted (for a film supposedly meant to be cynical) The Opposite Of Sex. And Bounce feels like Mr Roos continuing his restless search for whatever it is that he really, really, wants to say.Bounce is a - well, it's hard to say. Tragedy? Rom com? Rehab drama? It has all these elements, and the genre switches as you change focus. Follow the Gwyneth Paltrow character and you could be watching a Sandra Bullock produced woman-getting-back-out-there film. Follow the Ben Affleck character and it's like Gus Van Sant was given a budget. Follow Paltrow's kids and its a drama about fathers. Follow the airline and it's a courtroom drama.Perhaps it should have been a trilogy. I don't know.But even though it doesn't have the world's strongest throughline, or indeed a consistent tone, there is a great deal to like. Gwyneth does grief - and it's necessary hesitation at getting back 'out there' on the dating scene - very well. The kids are good. Johnny Galecki steals all the scenes he is in, as Affleck's ex-alcoholic gay assistant. And there is very strong support in relatively tiny roles - Natasha Henstridge as an unblousy one night stand and Jennifer Grey as an ex are both good. I confess the appeal of Affleck largely passes me by, but he is passable in this.At the end of the film, and for a few days after, I found myself wondering what Don Roos intended, and whether he felt it had worked. I don't know.But it's nice that he's pushing himself in different styles and genres. Roll on his circus/Martian/kick-boxing/love movie, or whatever it is that he's dreaming of.
`Bounce' is an utterly winning romantic drama, replete with an intriguingstoryline, believable characters and honest emotions. Ben Affleck stars as Buddy Amaral, an arrogant hotshot advertising exec,who, in a rare moment of kindness, offers his seat on an airplane to a youngwriter desperate to get home to his wife and kids for the holidays. Whenthe man dies in a plane crash, Buddy is suddenly sent on a mission ofsoul-searching, trying to sort out the complex emotions he is now forced todeal with. When drinking provides no solution, he feels himself compelledto seek out the man's widow, Abby, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, and their twoyoung boys. Buddy keeps his connection with them a secret as he begins tofall in love with Abby and to become a part of their woundedfamily.In its bare-boned detailing, the plot may smack a bit of incredibility andcontrivance. But thanks to expert writing and directing by Don Ross, everydetail in the film feels just right. Take the opening scene, for instance. Ross gives the chance encounter between the two strangers who will beforever tied together by fate the loose, casual, and offhanded quality onefinds in real life. Nothing in this film ever seems forced, least of allthe romantic feelings these two hurt, vulnerable and attractive people feelfor one another. In fact, it is the complexity of the characters that helps`Bounce' to rise above the superficiality of most films in this genre. Inaddition to Buddy's character-building, we see Abby trying desperately toovercome the bewildering tragedy that has befallen her, unsure of how todeal with her own feelings of loss, guilt and anger that inevitable arisefrom such a situation.Affleck and Paltrow bring such an air of thoughtfulness and maturity totheir roles that we find ourselves genuinely caught up in their predicamentand rooting them on all the way. It's nice for a change to see a romanticfilm truly centered on a pair of likable grownups as opposed to thesuperannuated adolescents we usually find in films of this type. Here areflawed, often weak, individuals who nevertheless contain cores of genuinegoodness and innate warmheartedness. The movie also achieves additional depth and weight in its exploration ofthe vagaries of fate as many of the characters examine the `what if'scenarios that haunt anyone caught up in a situation like thisone.`Bounce' is well written, directed and acted. Even those who don't normallygo for love stories should definitely check it out.
I always thought that Ben Affleck was a wonderful actor, in comedy and drama, and Gwen has always been my favorite dramatic actress, but never put them together as being good together on the silver screen. Boy was I wrong! This movie about dealing with your skeletons and coping with loss pulls at your heart strings. It tells the tale from both perspectives of Abby Janello and Buddy Amaral so you get in touch with both sides of the story and not just one. Buddy trades his plane ticket with Abby's husband Greg on a snowy night so he can use his arrogant charm to seduce an attractive blonde he met in the bar that night. I won't spoil the movie but Buddy finds himself not only trading a ticket, but lives with Greg. This movie is about self discovery and recovery after disaster pulls these two people together. I suggest this for any and everyone. No sex junk either!
BOUNCE - 2000WARNING-POSSIBLE SPOILERS!This movie should have gone straight to video and commercial television.Itreally isn't worth paying for. The idea is good (man switches planetickets,plane crashes,man feels guilty "it should/could have been me") butit soon starts to become a boring and predictable romance. We thought itwould have been a lot better as an identity crisis film, with Ben Affleckdiscovering everybody thinks he is dead, and that maybe someone wanted himdead and sabotaged the plane...but no, the movie focuses completely on hisrelationship with Gwynneth Paltrow. Two worthwile parts though: therottweiler that keeps interrupting Ben and Gwynneth's first conversationandGwynneth's neighbour "guys are that way, its in their manual".Characters:2/5Plot:3/5Direction:3/5Music:2/5Overall:2/5
Spoilers herein.What's interesting about this is Gwyneth. It is the only thing that'sinteresting, but it is. She's trying on acting styles. Here, she's quitedifferent than in `Shakespeare,' different than in `Emma,' even than in`Doors.'This is the Emily Watson phase. Watch her act as if she was acting open.Watch her work her mouth like Emily's. Little eyebats.She's turning into something to watch. Not for how well she fillscharacters, but in what actress's manner she does.
When you expect the worst (which you do when you notice that GwynethPaltrowis starring) you'll at least get a mediocre picture to see. If you want tosurvive the movie, please forget the predictable story and all theelementsthat remind you of a bad, fast-written soap opera-storyline and enjoy thesupporting cast: Natasha Henstridge is wonderful as Mimi, Tony Goldwyn hassome nice scenes and Jennifer Grey is beautiful with her new nose.Otherwiseyou hate Ben Affleck for not being able to fulfill a leading partcompletelyand you recognize how terrible Gwyneth Paltrow looks and acts (if youdidn'tnotice that yet). As a couple the both actors fail. There's no chemistry,nosympathy and no emotions. It is no spoiler to say that they end up as acouple but although you know that from the beginning, stay away from thehappy ending scenes, if possible, because they are overloaded and toowhacky, even too bad to compare them with typical Hollywoodendings.They just repeat their conversation and smile at each other while doingthat.Another big disappointment is the fact that Julia Campbell who is creditedas Sue has only one scene without any line. She is just sitting next toBenAffleck and Gwyneth Paltrow. They must have abridged Julia Campbell'ssceneswithout any reason and refilled the space with unnecessary scenes in theWater Park with Ben, Gwyneth and the two kids. Watch your own home-videoinstead !Although Gwyneth Paltrow's Abby says some very stupid things (for exampleabout chewing gum and smoking) which are supposed to be funny, some partsofthe dialogue actually make sense and sound likeable, real and tangible.Butyou have to discover them with a magnifying glass.Don Roos, the director, brings in some nice ideas (for example imprisoningavery angry dog in a room while Ben and Gwyneth are getting to know eachother to disturb their conversation so much by the barking dog that'simpossible to listen to them) but very sad is the fact that he obviouslyhasto be so inventive only to divert from his meaninglessly story and hisclumsy leading actors.5 out of 10
Why not just go ahead and call it "Crash and Burn Air"? That would fit right in with the general quality of the plot and the writing (not to mention the male lead's acting).Plot and writing. Look, as I've mentioned before in a different context, one coincidence is a great plot device: a young man sees a woman about to throw herself into the ocean and saves her; a cop sees a murder suspect walking down the street; an Army private who later becomes an officer finds out his first sergeant is his old drill instructor. Great. Pile on the coincidences though, and what you have is nothing more than lazy and unfocused writing. Such is the case here. SPOILER ALERT. Affleck's Buddy Amaral not only switches places with Gwyneth Paltrow's loving husband* on a flight that crashes, but he's involved in the airline's business AND there just happens to be a video of Amaral with the loving husband that just happens to appear at a crucial moment.This movie does not do service to the "from airplane disaster to romance" genre. About the only thing to its credit is the unlikely achievement of making "Random Hearts" look good.* I'm assuming Greg Janello is a loving husband. If you were married to Gwyneth Paltrow, wouldn't *you* be loving?
Just saw this movie and cannot believe the glowing reviews. What werepeoplethinking? This is a Gigli..... insipid acting by both Affleck andPaltrow.Stupid plot. BAD acting. Bad weave on Paltrow. Sorry JLo fans butAffleckcan't act his way out of a paper bag and I'm beginning to believe thesameof Paltrow. Does anyone else see this movie as complete babblingbobblingb_crap?
This review is from: Bounce (DVD) This movie is a definite chick flick but one that I believe girls will enjoy. If you are a fan of Gwyneth & Ben, they have some great on screen chemistry. The story revolves around Buddy coming into Abby's life after her husband dies in a plane crash. In a new genre of film for Ben Affleck I think he does a successful job of bringing some depth and substance to his character-he's kind of the jerk that you can't refrain from liking anyway. Gwyneth's acting is superb-you can see the pain and confusion her character feels throughout the movie. For fans of Ben, Gwen & chick flicks, you won't be disappointed.
A bad movieNothing specialIn addition pretty sad (plane crash stories etc).I regret I spent 1+ hour to watch itE.S.
Bounce was definitely one of those chick flicks that has you screaming at the television until everything is resolved. It's not one of the best, but I like watching it about once or twice a year. Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck are great actors and they work well together. It's an okay movie to watch for a girls night.
I had thoroughly enjoyed this movie, which was way better than SHAKESPEAREIN LOVE. Gwyneth Paltrow did a great job as a grieving widow. Ben Affleckwas excellent, too. I wished that there were more scenes with JohnnyGalecki, the recovering alcoholic, gay co-worker. There were minorproblems, especially when you see a microphone in the camera shot. I wouldhave personally changed the script for Ben's character to be more honest. Iwould have told Gwyneth's character that I became an alcoholic because Ifelt guilty giving the ticket to her late husband who wanted to be home forChristmas with his family. Guys, I would like you to take your girlfriendsto see this movie, then tell them how much you love them.