Forces of Nature

1999, Romance, 1h 44m

66 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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A distinct lack of chemistry between Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock, coupled with a screwball sensibility that's a touch too screwy, scupper Forces of Nature's modest ambition to serve up romantic charm. Read critic reviews

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All Ben Holmes (Ben Affleck) wants to do is make it from New York to Savannah, Ga., in time for his wedding. When a seagull and a hurricane ruin any chance he has of flying there, Holmes reluctantly joins the quirky Sarah Lewis (Sandra Bullock) in a rental car for a road trip back to his waiting bride-to-be, Bridget Cahill (Maura Tierney). But nature seems to conspire against his every attempt at a timely return -- and in the meantime, he finds himself growing closer to Sarah.

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  • Apr 26, 2017
    Opposites take a forced road trip together (hey, that's the plot to It Happened One Night!) ... will they or won't they fall in love? The idea is here, but the chemistry isn't, though not for lack of trying. Affleck plays the "normal but boring" everyman and Bullock is the kook/free spirit who teaches him about living life. Close, but no cigar.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 06, 2014
    For some reason the end of the nineties prompted these bleak, dumpy romantic dramas with fast editing and blue tint cinematography. This film did it, "Life Less Ordinary" did it, and every mediocre romantic dramedy did it as well. Even casting likeable Sandra Bullock and the ever popular Ben Affleck couldn't save this movie, probably because their chemistry sucks. Their characters are one note, Bullock is the definition of "manic pixie dream girl" in this case, only serving as a plot device rather than a fully fleshed out character. Her lies and grandiose sense of adventure don't make her anything but a flat nothing of a character. This film is melodramatic, it meanders along at a really slow pace, and throws a lot at the audience all at once without explanation. The director is obviously trying to make a point about how commitment isn't a death sentence and love is forever, but she bogs us down in exposition and pandering, to the point where it's alienating. There's just nothing easy or entertaining about this film.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2011
    "Forces of Nature" Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck star in this romantic comedy. Ben (Affleck) gets stranded in New York when his plane skids out of control, the trouble is he is getting married in 2 days and his only way back seems to be a ride with a free-spirited traveller called Sarah (Bullock) The duo get into lots of trouble on their road trip and the results are pretty amusing. Affleck and Bullock both provide nice performances without ever excelling in the roles, the screenplay is nicely written and the direction is nice also. If you're looking for a feel-good comedy, this is a good one .
    Mouhannad S Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2011
    Ben Affleck plays an uptight stuffy guy about to walk down the aisle with Bridget (Maura Tierney), but on the way to Savannah he runs into the delectable Sarah (Sandra Bullock) and he begins to wonder if he has made the right decision. The charismatic Steve Zahn is underused as Ben`s best man who covers for him upon discovering Ben`s fake marriage. Nevertheless I loved the cinematography, the unique rain scene and the unexpected twist ending. The sunsets were beautiful, raindrops fell like jewels from the sky and there was one scene towards the end where two people are surrounded by a hurricane yet completely unaware of it, lost in their conversation while the wind twists and howls around them. Well guys you know my favorite scene would be the one in the bar where Bullock has to coax Affleck through every move of his bump 'n' grind routine. Unfortunately, it was cut a bit short, as you never see Ben go full monty, which would have brought down the house lol!
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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