This film is so enjoyable as you watch
it that you don't quite notice that
it is somewhat clichéd
in many parts.
A 90s update of that old
standard, the road movie, Forces of Nature
is held together by the good screen chemistry of Sandra Bullock and
Ben Affleck. Bullock plays against type as a free-spirited party girl
who tries to loosen up sturdy and slightly stuffy Affleck after meeting
cute -- in a plane crash, of all things.
The situations are always
familiar but never predictable and the ending is much more realistic
than you would expect.
There are also very strong supporting turns by
Maura Tierney, Ronnie Cox, Blythe Danner and the late David Strickland.
Forces of Nature is much better than it probably has any right
to be. (3/99)
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September 03, 2021.