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Bounce (2000)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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 epiphany. He later decides to track down the widow of the man he switched tickets with, and they soon fall in love; however she is unaware of the true connection between her late husband and this new love of her life.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some language and sensuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Don Roos
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 10, 2001
Miramax Films - Official Site


Ben Affleck
as Buddy Amaral
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Abby Janello
Tony Goldwyn
as Greg Janello
Alex D. Linz
as Scott Janello
David Dorfman
as Joey Janello
Joe Morton
as Jim Willer
Jennifer Grey
as Janice Guerrero
David Paymer
as Prosecuting Attorney...
Sam Robards
as Todd Exner
Caroline Aaron
as Donna Heisen
Juan García
as Kevin Walters
Mary Ellen Lyon
as Ellen Seitz
Edward Edwards
as Ron Wachter
Thea Mann
as Karen
Michael Laskin
as Frank Steadman
Michael Ayala
as Court TV Reporter
Don Amendolia
as Infinity Attorney
John Levin
as Janice's Attorney
Chris Harrison
as Chicago Anchor
Eric Aude
as Prom Boy
Richard Saxton
as CNN Reporter
Lisa Joyner
as TV Announcer
Dave McCharen
as Narrator Infinity Ai...
David McCharen
as Narrator, Infinity A...
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News & Interviews for Bounce

Critic Reviews for Bounce

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (34)

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

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The movie never really works because it's hard to root for a screen romance when one of the actors is stiff and unsympathetic.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

To my taste, [Buddy and Abby] don't sync up. They're just not right for each other. I fretted for both of them, in a way that didn't serve the movie well.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

What a lingering, contrived, lukewarm mess this is.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

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

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 25, 2012
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for Bounce

Two strangers fell in love. One knew it wasn't by chance.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer


There wasn't a lot of noise with this movie, but I loved it! It was a sad, but sweet movie.

Nani Vang

Super Reviewer

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 characters.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

Bounce Quotes

Buddy Amaral: I just didn't want you to think I was this great guy. I wanted to tell you before you found out for yourself.
– Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)
Seth: That's what I love about working for you. It's a total freedom from hero worship. It's very refreshing.
– Submitted by Frances H (20 months ago)

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