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Forces of Nature

Published May 1, 2021

Forces of Nature

Film info

  • Title Forces of Nature
  • Director Bronwen Hughes
  • Year 1999
  • Run time 1hr 45m
  • Genres Comedy, Romance
  • Tagline He went from the eye of the storm into the arms of a hurricane

Ben has two days to get from New York to Savannah, Georgia, for his wedding to Bridget. Everything is running smoothly until his plane skids off the runway. Ben inadvertently saves the life of his seatmate, Sarah, who becomes his companion for the longest two days of his life. As fate begins to repeat itself through a series of disasters involving a rental car, a train, and a bus (not to mention a hurrican), Ben has to wonder if someone's trying to give him a message.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:41I also don’t understand stag and hen nights. Just reinforces marriage os something onerous.
6:37Maura back in the hospital again.
9:18Something about the way they’ve shot this is just like an ad. They’ve left the blue filter on.
13:08Liking rock chick Sandy.
17:40“I was a bit scared to fly before I was in a plane crash…”
19:15Blurbologist.
26:54This police station looks deliciously like a bunker.
28:05This is some kind of Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
29:11“Have a nice nuptial.” I like that.
36:52He doesn’t seem worried enough that he left his mac on the other train.
48:33Two types of people in the world - those that see thrills in a theme park, and those that see nausea.
52:31Nooo, water bed.
1:05:15You can’t hide in a pool - does he think water is invisible?
1:09:11“I just happen to be travelling alongside a natural disaster.”
1:20:18Well this never happened in Plains, Trains and Automobiles.
1:28:55I really think they should have come up with a contingency plan for the wedding in a hurricane situation.
1:33:05“Don’t speak, you’ll ruin the moment.”

Thoughts

Sandra Bullock head and shoulders saves this movie with her brilliance, but otherwise it was a bit of a letdown. They set themselves up for a difficult ending as all the characters were likeable so there couldn’t be a happy ending for everyone. They did the best they could but it was a bit unsatisfactory.

More than that though, the direction of this movie is totally baffling. Clearly trying to be a music video, with odd angles and really bad colour. It was entertaining enough but not well made, really.

Rating: 2 / 5

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