Synopsis: Buddy (Affleck) has just signed an airline in Chicago as a big client, but is ironically delayed at the airport waiting for a flight to LA on that same airline. He meets fellow passenger Greg, who opts to be bumped, even though it means missing an activity with his older son. When the flight gets resumed, Buddy thinks he's doing a good deed by swapping tickets with Greg so he can get home to his son. Sadly, the flight crashes. Buddy conspires with his friend, the ticket agent that night, to take his name off the passenger list and put Greg's on. Once he's back in LA, his new client dictates that the company run a series of feel-good ads about the crash. Buddy feels very hypocritical, and completely loses it when the commercials win a Cleo. After going through re-hab, he decides he needs to check on Greg's widow. But he doesn't plan on falling in love with her.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Don Roos
Production: Miramax Films
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Well, yeah...

What is a dooryard?

Oh, look. They just

put sandwiches out.

Oh, great. OK.

Oh, man. Another line.

I think I'm actually going

to check on my flight.

Want me to check yours?

Where you headed?



L.A.? Me, too.

OK, I'll be back

in a minute.


Thanks a lot.


All right. And thanks.

You don't know what

a dooryard is.

This is what it is.

You have no idea.

This Greg guy

better stick to writing TV.

Did you read this review?

Boy, they don't like something,

they don't keep it a secret.


Here he comes.

Hey, we thought

we'd lost you.

So, you're still on

for 10:

They say

it's gonna take off.

Nothing for Dallas yet.

Yeah, it'll be tomorrow

at the earliest.

Bet the airport hotels

are swamped.

Take this hotel voucher.

Room's guaranteed.

I'll stick around and see

if something opens up.

You took a bump?

2 coach tickets anywhere

in the U.S. or Mexico

plus 200 bucks.

I did this show

down in Mexico,

and I promised my kids

I'd take them.

200 and coach?

I should have haggled?

He's pulling your leg.

You did great.

Tell my wife that.


Just gave her

the good news.

Turns out I was supposed to

work the Christmas tree lot

with Scott tomorrow.

I forgot.


Cub Scout thing.

You have

any pictures?

Yeah, sure.

Oh, she's pretty.

Isn't she?

Our neighbor

Donna and Abby.

They went to the mall and did

these glamor photo things.

How old

are your boys?

Scott's 7 and Joey's 4.

Oh, he's so cute.

Say hello!

Jesus, you're not taping

over the Crosby speech?

Relax. I fast-forwarded.

Crosby's fne. He's there.

Here you go. Say something

for the transplant kids.

Well, save a life

and become a donor.

Do what David Crosby said.

What did David say?

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Don Roos

Don Roos was born on April 14, 1955 in New York, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Marley & Me (2008), The Opposite of Sex (1998) and Bounce (2000). He is married to Dan Bucatinsky. They have two children. more…

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