A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Sad death in plane crash
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual references and situations, including one-night stand
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Brief strong language
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Character abuses alcohol, character tries to give up smoking
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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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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