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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Ben Affleck
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jennifer Grey
Natasha Henstridge
Tony Goldwyn
Joe Morton
Natasha Henstridge
Directors
Don Roos
Screenwriters
Don Roos
Running Time
107 minutes

Bounce
Soggy tearjerker with Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow.


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Plot
Ad exec. Buddy is stuck at the airport at Christmas. There's only one flight and after befriending fellow passenger Greg, he gives up his ticket so Greg can see his family. The plane crashes and Greg is killed. A year on Buddy finds Greg's wife, and without revealing who is is, starts a tentative romance.


Verdict
Only those whose hormones rule their opinions of Affleck and Paltrow will feel they give anything above average turns here. In fact, average sums up the whole film, which fails as both a romance and a drama.


Reviewed by Emma Cochrane

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