⭐️⭐️ Speed (1994)

I thought that as with Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey, I could probably also have a lockdown weekend with Sandra Bullock but quite frankly there is very little to choose from. After I watched A Time to Kill (1996) where she starred next to McConaughey, I tried Forces of Nature (1999) and couldn’t pass the 30 minutes’ mark. Going through the long IMBD list of romantic comedies Bullock was continuously cast in, I finally reached the very bottom only to find Speed, a 1994 classic that made Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves famous.

In case there is anyone who hasn’t seen it or needs a little reminder, Annie and Jack, (as well as a few other regular commuters), are trapped in a bus that can blow up anytime, speeding across LA for a good half of the film.  By that point, they are madly in love with each other and until the point they manage to get off the bus, someone could consider it a decent film. Everything beyond that, to me, is overkill.

It is funny how rewatching all these 1990s movies now, makes me think that whether a courtroom drama about racism or an action film about terrorism, they all had to have at least some romance in it…such is the irresistibility of Sandra Bullock I guess.