Jack Ryan, a charming but mischievous kid with a history of small cons, never nasty, as he always approaches life from the pleasant side, goes to surfers paradise Hawai, where dodgy district judge Walter Crewes enlists him to get to real big criminals. Jack finds himself teaming up in bed and thieving ‘business’ with Nancy Hayes, the greedy mistress of evil hotel magnate Ray Ritchie and his dumb lieutenant Bob Rogers, Jr. and a real temptress gold-digger but is about the only one without an hidden agenda…
User Reviews: The movie "The Big Bounce" is a very funny and interesting movie. Jack Ryan (Owen Wilson) is a surfer, drifter, and a criminal has moved to Hawaii. While he is working on a job for Ray Ritchie (Gary Sinise) Jack gets into a fight with the foreman, which just seems to start his problems. When he is released from jail, Bob Rodgers Jr. (Charlie Sheen) tells him to leave the islands and go back to the mainland or Ray Ritchie will find someone to make him leave. Jack does not take this to heart and stays on the island. While at a bar, Walter Crewes (Morgan Freeman) comes up to him and offers him a job at his bungalows. While working there, he meets Ray Ritchie’s mistress Nancy Hayes (Sara Foster) and starts a relationship with her. She tells him about this great scheme that she is going to pull on Ritchie, and she wants him to be involved to help her pull it off. They are going to take two hundred thousand dollars that Ritchie will have at his house. But there is a big twist that Nancy, Walter, and Allison, Ritchie’s wife, all are scheming against him. That they are going to kill Jack and make it look like he killed Ritchie in the process of a burglary. But does Jack survive and get the money or does he fall to their scheme? The viewer will just have to watch the movie to find out.
The movie "The Big Bounce" is a really funny movie. If the viewers do not pay attention to the movie, they will miss its important parts and the viewer might misunderstand the movie. The movie was not a very long movie, so it would be a good movie to watch if the viewer does not have much free time. The way the movie was presented was what made it hard to follow. The plot was a little predictable in the fact that half of the way through the movie the viewer knew that Nancy was scamming Jack. The movie was not intended to be a suspense movie, but it is way too predictable. The way it was directed let the viewer know exactly what is going to happen next. The director George Armitage should have tried to add a little suspense to the movie. So that the viewer could not figure out the plot so fast. It would be a movie that I would rent, but it is not good enough that I would spend the money to buy.