Bounce (2000)

A successful and self-absorbed Los Angeles advertising executive switches airline tickets with a stranger just before boarding a long-delayed flight. When the stranger's plane goes down, killing all aboard, the executive has an… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 17, 2000
DVD 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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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

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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The script by Don Roos, who also directed, makes good use of the dramatic irony.

Paul Tatara

What a lingering, contrived, lukewarm mess this is.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Entertaining story of fate, alcoholism, and love.

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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.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

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

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...