1999 Running time: 105 Certificate: 12 Rating: 3
forces of nature 1S

Synopsis

My Best Friend's Wedding meets Planes, Trains and Automobiles as starchy groom-to-be Ben Affleck winds up sharing an eventful cross-country ride with kooky Sandra Bullock (is there any other kind? ). Making the most of all the traditional road movie elements - accidents, mismatches, thefts, fires, etc - their romantic caper never runs out of gas.

Director

  • Bronwen Hughes

Cast

  • Ben Affleck

  • Sandra Bullock

  • Steve Zahn

  • Maura Tierney

Review

Planes, Trains and Automobiles for romantics. Strait-laced Ben Affleck is on the way to his wedding in Georgia when he runs slap-bang into free spirit Sandra Bullock. Cue disaster.

The plane crashes (before take-off). Then their car driver is pulled over for drug-smuggling and they land in jail. Their train breaks down and they stay in the wrong section. Their money is stolen at a motel and, when Ben phones his father for more, the wire office burns down. Then they're thrown out by their bus party...

An underrated comedy with natural chemistry between the stars, a funny supporting turn from Maura Tierney, and a refreshingly unconventional ending.

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