Forces of Nature Reviews

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June 23, 2002
though Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck generate a certain amount of goodwill... the comedy - like the airplane its central characters meet aboard - doesn't quite get off the ground.
June 5, 2002
The combination of Affleck's deadpan by-the-book persona with the spontaneity of Bullock's character sparks with convincing chemistry, their diverse personalities causing both to grow and bring to the surface what each is running away from or can't admit.
March 19, 2002
March 4, 2002
Relationships are always leaps of faith requiring only a courageous heart and a commitment to the beloved that goes beyond either rhyme or reason.
May 11, 2001
The cinematic equivalent of Styrofoam: a weightless romantic comedy of synthetic feelings.
March 12, 2001
Except for the continuous onslaught of disasters, some of which are genuinely funny, there is really not a whole lot going on here.
February 14, 2001
Forces of Nature isn't awful. It is just miscast. If Ben was being lured by someone more tempting, like Melanie Griffith in Wild Thing, say, it would have had more of an edge.
February 14, 2001
A most pleasant and diverting venture.
January 1, 2001
A movie that starts out with very few good ideas, but then takes those ideas and makes every wrong choice possible right up to the ghastly, confused ending.
January 1, 2000
Sandra Bullock shines in this frenetic road comedy/love story about the shared adventures of two unlikely people thrown together on a cross-country trip.
January 1, 2000
As she demonstrates in Forces of Nature, [Bullock] is a much more versatile, capable and entertaining actress than she's been given credit for.
January 1, 2000
Affleck and Bullock merely seem to be spouting lines at each other. Both have done better.
January 1, 2000
I suggest a detour around Forces of Nature until its arrival on home video.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A romantic shaggy dog story, a movie that leads us down the garden path of romance, only to abandon us by the compost heap of uplifting endings. And it's not even clever enough to give us the right happy ending.
January 1, 2000
I kept waiting for the plot to kick in. And waited and waited and waited.
January 1, 2000
Forces of Nature disappoints us right to the last, with an ending that lacks the courage of the film's convictions.
January 1, 2000
Here is the star vehicle that Sandra Bullock has been waiting for.
January 1, 2000
Affleck is as appealing as usual. Bullock, following a series of ill-advised career choices, is back in top form.
January 1, 2000
Though, in the end, Forces of Nature is a creampuff of a film, it being a scrappy romantic comedy of the purest stripe, what's so wrong with that? Not a thing, Ms. Bullock, not a thing.
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