Forces of Nature
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Ben (Ben Affleck) has two days to get from New York to Savannah, Georgia for his wedding to Bridget Cahill (Maura Tierney). Everything is running smoothly until his plane skids off the runway. Ben inadvertently saves the life of his seatmate, Sarah (Sandra Bullock), who becomes his companion for the longest two days of his life. As fate begins to repeat itself through a series of disasters involving a rental car, a train, and a bus (not to mention a hurricane), Ben has to wonder if someone's trying to give him a message. Inevitably, he also finds himself falling in love with Sarah.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"DreamWorks' first reprehensible fiasco."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"The cinematic equivalent of Styrofoam: a weightless romantic comedy of synthetic feelings."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The humour is genial and both Affleck and Bullock are easy on the eye, but the film itself ends up being little more than a storm in a teacup."
‑ , Film4
"All in all, it really depends on if you're a fan of the two leads. I am, so I liked it."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"As soon as the co-stars become unlikely companions on a two-day trip to the South, a major problem crops up: no screen chemistry. They rarely click together, let alone sizzle."
‑ Susan Tavernetti, Palo Alto Weekly
"An extremely enjoyable neo-screwball comedy about attractive opposites on the road."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"A most pleasant and diverting venture."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Bullock seems a bit too level-headed for a screwball, and the affable Affleck has no real chemistry with her or Tierney."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"It has all been done before, and better."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Bullock seems to really be enjoying herself in this role, and Affleck is uncomfortable. I don't know whether this is because his role dictates it or if it's just a natural reaction, but it works."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"A bumbling and typically charmless latter-day studio screwball comedy."
‑ , Time Out
"Make no mistake: This slackly paced picture doesn't gel. But it so consistently undermines the pastel-pretty conventions that currently rule the genre that some sneaky admiration is in order."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"While far from a complete misfire, Forces of Nature remains simply too by-the-numbers to be particularly gratifying or worthwhile."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"For the most part this film is not particularly funny or entertaining. The plot is, of course, predictable."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"Sandra Bullock is the good news about Forces of Nature. Her natural charm dances off the screen with giddy abandon. Unfortunately, the movie lets her down."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
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