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.
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Critic Reviews for Bounce
Two movies in one -- lively when people are talking, lame when things are happening.
By letting star power and commercial considerations warp good storytelling judgment, Roos has shortchanged his own movie, not to mention the audience.
[Paltrow and Affleck] are very attractive people but don't give the impression they've ever lost anything other than their way to an Oscar after-party.
A mopey romantic contrivance, with a touch of strained comedy, that maybe is slightly better than last year's Random Hearts but still tedious.
Audience Reviews for Bounce
Two strangers fell in love. One knew it wasn't by chance.
There wasn't a lot of noise with this movie, but I loved it! It was a sad, but sweet movie.
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.
|Abby Janello:||Even my mother. "It's only a plane crash, Sweetie. You gotta bounce." That's her take on it. So that's what I've been doing. Bouncing. It's just like crashing, except you get to do it over and over again.|
|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.|
|Seth:||That's what I love about working for you. It's a total freedom from hero worship. It's very refreshing.|