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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as Buddy Amaral
as Abby Janello
as Greg Janello
as Scott Janello
as Joey Janello
as Jim Willer
as Janice Guerrero
as Prosecuting Attorney Mandel
as Todd Exner
as Carol Wilson
as Donna Heisen
as Kevin Walters
as Ellen Seitz
as Ron Wachter
as Frank Steadman
as Court TV Reporter
as Infinity Attorney
as Janice's Attorney
as Chicago Anchor
as Prom Girl
as Prom Girl
as Prom Boy
as CNN Reporter
as TV Announcer
as Narrator Infinity Air Commercial
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.
The time has come for unsparing truths: Has there ever been a duller Hollywood duo than Ben & Gwyn?
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.|
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