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Bounce: The Screenplay

Bounce: The Screenplay
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Author: Don Roos
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 156
Pub. Date: 2000
ISBN-10: 0786885890
ISBN-13: 9780786885893

About the Screenplay:

Bounce is an American drama with romantic overtones written and directed by Don Roos. It features Shakespeare in Love stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck. This book contains the full screenplay for the hit 2000 film by Don Roos, one of the smartest voices in Hollywood cinema: witty, acerbic, and brilliantly observant of human foibles and frailties.

Bounce introduces us to Buddy Amaral (Ben Affleck), partner in a hip LA ad agency: confident, charming, successful both in business and with just about every woman he meets. Life smiles on Buddy – that is, until the December night he's stranded in a snowstorm at Chicago's O'Hare airport. In pursuit of sexual conquest, he gives up his seat on a plane to a man at the bar who wants badly to get home to his wife. The next day, Buddy learns that the plane has crashed making him indirectly responsible for the man's death; as a result Buddy's conscience takes a terrible plunge and he becomes an alcoholic. A year later, he emerges from rehab with a bad case of survivor's guilt and a need to make amends. He sets out to find the dead man's wife (Gwyneth Paltrow), hoping that he can somehow make amends. He slowly falls in love with her, and she eventually reciprocates, unaware that he provided the ticket that led to her husband's early death.

What people say:

"Don Roos's ultra-sleek romantic drama Bounce is a perfect illustration of the adage that God is in the details. Although its aspirations aren't much loftier than to meet the specifications of what might be called High Formula Hollywood moviemaking, this touching, finely wrought bowl of suds is a seamless piece of work, comparable in its craft to 'Jerry Maguire' and 'As Good as It Gets'." — The New York Times

About the Screenwriter:

Donald Paul "Don" Roos is an American screenwriter and film director. He made his directorial debut in 1998 with the critical and popular success The Opposite of Sex, which he also wrote.