Parents' Guide to

Bounce

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mature story of fate, alcoholism, and love.

Movie PG-13 2000 106 minutes
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Like Return to Me, Bounce is a love story that is better than its gimmick. In a variation on the "cute meet" of romantic comedies, this movie has a "buried secret that will be revealed at the worst possible time" meeting of its leads, with a final plot twist that is one of the most obvious and creaky screenwriter ploys of the year. But the ability, chemistry, and charm of Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow manage to keep it afloat.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: November 17, 2000
  • On DVD or streaming: July 27, 2021
  • Cast: Ben Affleck , Gwyneth Paltrow , Natasha Henstridge
  • Director: Don Roos
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 106 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: some language and sexual references
  • Last updated: October 27, 2023

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