Forces of Nature
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Ben has to get from New York to Savannah for his wedding to Bridget. He has everything under control until an eccentric young woman named Sarah literally falls into his life... and atmospheric conditions become decidedly unstable. Despite being detained, derailed and disrobed, panic doesn't really set in until Ben realizes that he's developing a definite attraction to the sexy and impetuous Sarah... and the feeling is decidedly mutual. It seems that man, machine and the forces of nature are conspiring to keep Ben from his vows, leaving him to wonder if this is some kind of cosmic… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

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
"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,
"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
"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
"A bumbling and typically charmless latter-day studio screwball comedy."
‑ , Time Out
"Over-the-top rom-com about marriage has dark, mature themes."
‑ Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
"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
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