Bounce (2000)

Bounce (2000)
  • Time: 106 min
  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Director: Don Roos
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natasha Henstridge


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.

One comment

  • If you have seen the trailer, you have seen the movie. “Bounce” has a predictable story and there’s nothing special about it. It’s not the greatest romantic drama ever made, but despite that, it’s still well acted. It’s just an enjoyable dramedy with great chemistry between Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck, just as long as you don’t take it too seriously. Worth a one time watch, nothing more, nothing less.

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