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.
The movie never really works because it's hard to root for a screen romance when one of the actors is stiff and unsympathetic.
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.
Something is missing in Bounce, the muted dynamic of which calls forth a perhaps inevitably muted reaction.
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.|