Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature

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Director: Bronwen Hughes

Cast: Bronwen Hughes, Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tierney

     
 

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Ben (Ben Affleck) has two days to get from New York to Savannah, Georgia for his wedding to Bridget Cahill (Maura Tierney). Everything is running smoothly until his plane skids off the runway. Ben inadvertently saves the life of his seatmate, Sarah (Sandra Bullock), who becomes his companion for the longest two days of his life. As fate begins to repeat itself through

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Ben (Ben Affleck) has two days to get from New York to Savannah, Georgia for his wedding to Bridget Cahill (Maura Tierney). Everything is running smoothly until his plane skids off the runway. Ben inadvertently saves the life of his seatmate, Sarah (Sandra Bullock), who becomes his companion for the longest two days of his life. As fate begins to repeat itself through a series of disasters involving a rental car, a train, and a bus (not to mention a hurricane), Ben has to wonder if someone's trying to give him a message. Inevitably, he also finds himself falling in love with Sarah. Meanwhile, Bridget wonders where, exactly, Ben is, and her old boyfriend Steve (David Strickland) attempts to take advantage of the situation. Not that Bridget's dad (Ronny Cox) really minds, since Steve is much more successful than Ben. En route, Ben and Sarah collide with Ben's best man, Alan (Steve Zahn) and his girlfriend, the maid of honor (Meredith Scott Lynn), which further adds to the series of cosmic tests that Ben must try to answer.

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All Movie Guide - Matthew Tobey
After debuting with the charming but forgettable family flick Harriet the Spy, director Bronwen Hughes proved herself to be a director not really worth watching by taking a stab at this cliché, opposites-attract romantic comedy. Forces of Nature doesn't offer up anything new to the ubiquitous genre, with the male protagonist trying to get to his wedding to marry the woman who is almost perfect, but just seems to be missing something, when along comes the fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants, slightly eccentric woman who "changes everything." From there, the movie tries to become a sort of romantic Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but falls short of capturing any of the good qualities that that film so effortlessly pulls off. But many romantic comedies work quite well, despite the familiarity of their story lines, because they feature a likeable, charming couple. Because of this, the majority of the blame for Forces of Nature's downfall should probably be pinned on Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock. Not only do they have no onscreen chemistry, but they were just plain miscast in the roles. Unless pressed for time and in need of a headache, one would be advised to pass this one up and instead take in a double feature of My Best Friend's Wedding and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929303960
Original Release:
1999
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Sales rank:
7,079

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Sarah
Ben Affleck Ben
Maura Tierney Bridget
Steve Zahn Alan
Blythe Danner Virginia
Ronny Cox Hadley
Michael Fairman Richard
Janet Carroll Barbara
Richard Schiff Joe
David Strickland Steve
Meredith Scott Lynn Debbie
George D. Wallace Max
Steve Hytner Jack
John Doe Carl

Technical Credits
Bronwen Hughes Director
Susan Arnold Producer
Ian Bryce Producer
Lester Cohen Production Designer
Elliot Davis Cinematographer
K.C. Hodenfield Asst. Director
Marc Lawrence Producer,Screenwriter
Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting
Leslie Morales Set Decoration/Design
Christa Munro Art Director
Geoffrey Patterson Sound/Sound Designer
John Powell Score Composer
Donna Arkoff Roth Producer
Ricki Spector Associate Producer
Craig Wood Editor
Donna Zakowska Costumes/Costume Designer

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