Blu-ray Review “Bounce”

Directed by: Don Roos
Starring: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natasha Henstridge
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Distributed by: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: April 10, 2012
Running Time: 106 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

Lionsgate Home Entertainment is bringing the romance flick to Blu-ray for the first time this April. Whenever I think of this film, I think about Ben Affleck in “Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back” being called “Bounce-Boy” for starring in this. It is still a decent romance as Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow really work well as a couple. The Blu-ray presentation is also very impressive. It boasts a sharp 1080p video resolution. There is also a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, it works well but doesn’t get too pushed with this romantic drama.

“Bounce” follows Ben Affleck as Buddy Amaral, a slick advertising executive and recovering alcoholic who falls in love with single mother Abby Janello (Gwyneth Paltrow). As the couple grow closer, Abby finds out that Buddy holds a secret that could destroy their relationship.

The Blu-ray special features are decent for this release but don’t including anything new. They include an audio commentary track with director Don Roos. I rather liked the scene-specific commentary with Roos, Affleck, and Paltrow as well. If you want more “Bounce”, there are in luck since there are a few deleted scenes with optional commentary, worth checking out for sure. I always enjoy a good gag reel as well. There is a music video included for “Need To Be Next To You”. Lastly there are two decent featurettes. The first is called “All About Bounce” and the second is called “Ben and Gwyneth Go Behind-the Scenes”.

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