Bounce (2000)

In this romantic comedy-drama, two people whose lives were touched by the same tragedy find love. Buddy Amaral (Ben Affleck) is a successful L.A. advertising executive who has a way with the ladies, but inside he longs for a meaningful… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 10, 2001
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics say Bounce is more of a thud. Plot turns feel cliched and contrived, and the romance between Paltrow and Affleck fails to engage.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Two movies in one -- lively when people are talking, lame when things are happening.

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Paul Tatara

What a lingering, contrived, lukewarm mess this is.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The very premise of Bounce sounds suspect, so it's a credit to Roos' writing that he largely overcomes his own dubious plotline and fashions a fairly involving love story.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As a director, [Roos] brings a keen eye for character and nuance to his writer-side's lapses.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Something is missing in Bounce, the muted dynamic of which calls forth a perhaps inevitably muted reaction.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Entertaining story of fate, alcoholism, and love.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I wanted [Buddy and Abby] to become lovers, which means they sold me on themselves.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

Bounce makes the sale, even if you crinkle your nose as you buy it.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

The fact that it remains watchable and enjoyable is a credit to its actors and its writer ...

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Two strangers fell in love. One knew it wasn't by chance.
Dean McKenna
This lean, low-key story about love, fate, commitment, guilt, and spin control is a quite good date movie. Soulful performances, mushrooming compassion, and… More
Nani Vang
There wasn't a lot of noise with this movie, but I loved it! It was a sad, but sweet movie.
jay nixon
ben is good, gwyneth wan
Jason Spencer
I didn't really care for the flick. Even though Affleck is the man he put out a very plain movie that didn't have me caring at all for the… More
Michael Gildea
Just when you thought you couldn't be any more bored...