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1990s, Comedy - Romantic

Forces of Nature (1999)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12
Source of story An original screenplay
Writers/Script Marc Lawrence
Additional Info Despite what seems to many of us to have been a dire script Marc Lawrence went on to write better films for Sandra Bullock and to direct one.
Director Bronwen Hughes
Starring Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tiernwy, Steve Zahn, Blythe Danner, Ronny Cox, David Strickland
Elevator Pitch A conservative copywriter, on his way to get married in Savannah, is forced, due to a plane crash, to make alternative travel arrangements in the company of an attractive and extrovert young woman. A hurricane threatens, they are robbed and have to pretend to be married in order to get a free trip with an oldies outing. As time passes the man questions his motives, and wonders whether mariage will bring him happiness.
Content There is a batchelor party, a plane crash due to a bird strike, a couple of car trips, time in a train, the oldies outing which involves an overnight in a motel and over time some smart talk and exchanges with people, who have been or are married, as to whether it is a good thing. Some sort of nudity and some discussions about sex, dope smoking and a bit of drinking.
A View This cost a lot and despite negative reviews seems to have got its money back. We have seen a lot of travel movies where odd couples are forced together and I don’t know whether this was the first or just a poor example of the grenre. I smiled at 1h 4m and again at 1h 27m. All other Sandra Bullock movies I have seen are better than this.

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