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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Owen Wilson
Charlie Sheen
Morgan Freeman
Gary Sinise
Sara Foster
Directors
George Armitage
Screenwriters
George Armitage
Elmore Leonard
Sebastian Gutierrez
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The Big Bounce
Owen Wilson stars as a Hawaiian surfer / con man in this Elmore Leonard adaptation.


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Plot
Wilson plays surfer / con man Jack Ryan, who gets a job with ailing judge Walter Crewes (Freeman) in Hawaii. This brings him into contact with a mysterious woman (Foster) and her lover, a real estate tycoon (Sinese). Ryan finally has to choose between the girl, the money and doing the right thing.


Verdict
It's sexy, offbeat fun for the most part, but it's way too laid-back for its own good and, in the end, obstinately refuses to be anything more than the sum of its highly promising parts.


Reviewed by Simon Braund

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