Enduring Love (Paramount Vantage, 2004)
This film opens with a couple about to enjoy a picnic. Suddenly a hot air balloon in distress drops in. As the basket is secured, the rescuers become airborne. Most of them drop to the ground except for one. Finally the balloon does land safely. Two men later go to retrieve the fallen man and a close friendship develops between these men.
Enduring Love was a British film directed by Roger Michell and was based on the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan. Enduring Love starred Daniel Craig, Rhys Ifans, Bill Nighy, Samantha Morton and Susan Lynch.