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  • Summary: A romantic drama about two strangers, a hot shot urban ad exec (Affleck) and a struggling single mom (Paltrow), who fall in love -- only one of them knows it wasn't by chance. (Miramax Films)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. Watching Bounce, you look at him (Affleck) and believe how much he's got at stake, and you look at Paltrow and know why.
  2. For the first time since "Chasing Amy," I realized why people like Ben Affleck.
  3. 75
    In movies with this story structure, all depends on the precise timing of the delay and the revelation, and Bounce misses. Not by a lot, but by enough.
  4. If I wanted a Nora Ephron cuddle-ganza, I'd rent one.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    50
    There's no way out of the excruciating melodrama, and the film withers in its trap.
  6. Moments of strained mirth indicate how false and fabricated the whole enterprise really is--just a couple of well-to-do superstars doing their darnedest to prove to us that they're regular folk. And failing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. WilfM.
    Sep 6, 2005
    6
    A good movie, although it looses it's way a little in sentiment and becomes a little flabby towards the end. It made my girl shed a tear A good movie, although it looses it's way a little in sentiment and becomes a little flabby towards the end. It made my girl shed a tear and I was not bored. Affleck made a good job of a guy struggling with his conscious and Paltrow was great at someone who was unsure of what was the right thing to do! One worth getting out for a lazy Sunday afternoon or when you Expand

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