Don Roos (2000)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Director Don Roos followed up his acerbic comedy The Opposite of Sex with this well-played, if not wholly successful, romantic drama. Ben Affleck is the brash advertising guy who gives up his seat on a plane to a man who wants to get home to his wife - only to hear the next morning that the plane crashed, killing all on board. Racked with guilt, Affleck takes refuge in the bottle and later seeks out the man's widow (Gwyneth Paltrow), who has no idea about his role in her husband's death. It's slow in some places and overly sentimental in others, but Paltrow is moving as the bereaved wife and Affleck is well cast as the arrogant lothario whose life almost falls apart.


A businessman gives a desperate family man his ticket home - but is haunted by guilt when the plane crashes. He decides to visit the dead man's relatives, and against all expectations falls in love with his widow. Romantic drama, starring Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natasha Henstridge, Caroline Aaron and Alex D Linz.

Cast & Crew

Buddy Amaral Ben Affleck
Abby Janello Gwyneth Paltrow
Jim Weller Joe Morton
Mimi Natasha Henstridge
Greg Janello Tony Goldwyn
Seth Johnny Galecki
Prosecuting Attorney Mandel David Paymer
Scott Janello Alex D Linz
Donna Heisen Caroline Aaron
Joey Janello David Dorfman
Director Don Roos
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Contains swearing.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 19 Jan 2001