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Bounce Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    52

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Truth is, Affleck and Paltrow flunk Chemistry 101. They aren't believable even as a fake couple.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Watching Bounce, you look at him (Affleck) and believe how much he's got at stake, and you look at Paltrow and know why.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 14+

Mature story of fate, alcoholism, and love.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Buddy is an alcoholic who makes an embarrassing acceptance speech when his firm gets an advertising award. He goes into rehab. When he gets out, he almost takes a drink. Abby smokes as a way of getting over an addiction to nicotine gum. A character mentions that he's gay. Characters wake up in bed together after a one-night stand. There's brief strong language.

  • Families can talk about how, after someone dies, the survivors may feel angry and guilty. Buddy, Abby, and Abby's son all feel guilty for the death of Abby's husband. How do they show it? How do they resolve it? Both Buddy and Abby lied at their first meeting -- why? And why did Buddy notice the way Abby jumped up to remove the toilet paper from the girl's shoe? What did he learn from that?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Sad death in plane crash

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations, including one-night stand

  • language false3

    Language: Brief strong language

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Character abuses alcohol, character tries to give up smoking

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