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Bounce Reviews

March 19, 2002
Two movies in one -- lively when people are talking, lame when things are happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The most depressing date movie since Random Hearts.
January 1, 2000
Dramatic contrivances and manipulation stain a tissue-thin plot.
January 1, 2000
Don Roos' dialogue is a cut above the norm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A romantic drama of lovely, modest, and all too rare understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
[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.
January 1, 2000
Roos combines a sharp script with excellent performances and comfortably lived-in sets to produce a cornucopia of poignantly human interludes.
Read More | Original Score: 86/100
January 1, 2000
About as moving as a month-old Kleenex.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
The time has come for unsparing truths: Has there ever been a duller Hollywood duo than Ben & Gwyn?
January 1, 2000
Something is missing in Bounce, the muted dynamic of which calls forth a perhaps inevitably muted reaction.
January 1, 2000
The liveliest, loveliest drama of personal and romantic redemption since Jerry Maguire.
January 1, 2000
The script by Don Roos, who also directed, makes good use of the dramatic irony.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It's deflated by its earnestness.
January 1, 2000
There's no way out of the excruciating melodrama, and the film withers in its trap.
January 1, 2000
What a lingering, contrived, lukewarm mess this is.
January 1, 2000
A mopey romantic contrivance, with a touch of strained comedy, that maybe is slightly better than last year's Random Hearts but still tedious.
January 1, 2000
Yes, it is perfectly, utterly predictable ... but its details aren't, and they are worth savoring.
January 1, 2000
Resembles the compromised movies [Roos] used to write for the studios, though it's more like Boys on the Side than his dreaded rewrite of Diabolique.
January 1, 2000
Has a lot more ups than downs.
January 1, 2000
I wanted [Buddy and Abby] to become lovers, which means they sold me on themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It's a love story, yes, but one whose sweetness is cut by honest performances, a sharply drawn supporting cast and a fairly serious, yet never self-pitying, tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
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.
January 1, 2000
This touching, finely wrought bowl of suds is a seamless piece of work.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Roos has taken a far-fetched and soapy story about tragic fate and redemptive second chances and made it seem not only plausible, but worthy of serious discussion.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
By letting star power and commercial considerations warp good storytelling judgment, Roos has shortchanged his own movie, not to mention the audience.
January 1, 2000
So assiduously unsentimental that it comes off as cold and anemic -- and flat.
January 1, 2000
As a director, [Roos] brings a keen eye for character and nuance to his writer-side's lapses.
Read More | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
It's just kind of boring.
January 1, 2000
Bounce makes the sale, even if you crinkle your nose as you buy it.