Tag Archives: Sandra Bullock

Gun Shy - * 1/2*

Gun Shy is a scattershot comedy that draws from several trendy genres. Borrowing a page from The Sopranos, or Analyze This, it deals with the psychological anxieties behind the traditional mob movie. In addition, it stirs in some romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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Forces of Nature - * * 1/2*

Part road movie, part romantic comedy, Forces of Nature takes several overfamiliar plots and, well, repeats them. It’s certainly not innovative, but it does have its moments. Ben (Ben Affleck) is about to be married. His fiancee, Bridget (Maura Tierney) … Continue reading

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Practical Magic - * * 1/2*

Based on Alice Hoffman’s novel, Practical Magic is a partially enchanting film about the lives and loves of a family of witches. The film is never as magical as it needs to be, and it is harmed by some overly … Continue reading

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Hope Floats - * * 1/2*

Sandra Bullock rebounds from Speed 2 with a romantic drama that’s routine, but enjoyable. Birdee Pruitt (Sandra Bullock) was the most popular girl in high school. She was cheerleader, prom queen, and married the quarterback, Bill (Michael ParĂ©). Everything was … Continue reading

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Speed 2: Cruise Control - *

There’s a memorable moment in Jurassic Park where Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm cautions “your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” While he was talking about genetic tampering, … Continue reading

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In Love and War - * 1/2*

In Love and War is an anemic true-life wartime love story. Chris O’Donnell stars as a young Ernest Hemingway, who volunteered for the Red Cross during WWI. He is stationed in Italy, and yearns to see action. However, on a … Continue reading

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Two if by Sea - * * 1/2*

Nice, but predictable, romantic comedy by Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary. Leary is Frank, a two-bit Boston thief. Bullock is Roz, his hopelessly romantic girlfriend, who longs for a better life. Frank takes a job stealing a painting and driving … Continue reading

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The Net - * 1/2*

The most blatant anti-technology screed since Terminator 2, unfortunately it does not pack the same wallop. The terror and suspense it attempts to generate are countered by the far-fetchedness of the situation it thrusts the heroine into.

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

While You Were Sleeping - * * *

Interesting twist on the romantic triangle: one member is in a coma. But Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman pull it off very well. The immediate family, however, tries just a little to hard to be lovable and idiosyncratic.

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