ABC Film Challenge – Romance – Forces of Nature (1999) Movie Review

Director: Bronwen Hughes

Writer: Marc Lawrence (Screenplay)

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tierney, Steve Zahn, Blythe Danner, Ronny Cox

Plot: A soon-to-be-married man encounters an exciting stranger after his plane suffers an accident on takeoff.

Runtime: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Forces of Nature starts when soon-to-be-married Ben (Affleck) finds his journey to Savanna for the wedding go wrong when the plane crashes on take-off, leaving him with a position where he saves the woman Sarah (Bullock) next to him.

The two must work together to reach the same destination leading to an unlikely friendship, as Ben starts to question everything about his upcoming wedding to Bridget (Tierney) whose parents have never been his fans.

Thoughts on Forces of Nature

ThoughtsForces of Nature is a romantic comedy bringing two strangers together in a random encounter, changing both of their lives forever. Forces of Nature will end up giving us a story that will show how people will give up on something they believe is so perfect for a fling with a stranger, putting the old risk reward thing about a relationship together, we will get the chance of never judging a book by its cover and getting to know people will let you learn who they are, once you can get through their defences. Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck are both fun in the leading roles, while most of the supporting cast does feel like filler, which is trying to hard to get laughs. The film tries to use the weather as a reason for things to get delayed which can feel like an added problem that doesn’t get enough out of it.

Final Thoughts Forces of Nature is a fun road trip while being a middle of the road comedy.

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