The Rebound

2009

The Rebound

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Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as a fortyish mother of two who must start her life over when her husband wants a divorce. She moves to New York City with her two children and hires a nanny (Justin Bartha), but eventually the younger man proves to be a genuine romantic possibility for the lonely divorcee. Directed by Bart Freundlich. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for The Rebound

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  • Saddling two game actors with a tone-deaf, charmless script, the film makes recent J.Lo vehicle The Back-up Plan look like Billy Wilder in comparison.

    Nov 9, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Why is a movie that's trying to evoke some of the cool metropolitanism of late-'70s Woody Allen so rammed with hoary gags about New York being awash with transvestites and homeless flashers?

    Jul 22, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The romantic trials of two wealthy, good-looking people, whose only barriers to happiness are their own petty insecurities, become tedious, and it's not helped by some stilted dialogue and awkward, mannered performances.

    Jul 22, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The Rebound is a little deeper than your average rom-com, but only a little.

    Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • This recipe can serve an entire Odeon at one sitting and, astonishingly and depressingly, will probably even make money at the box office, even though the best accompaniments are boredom and ennui.

    Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The Rebound does nothing new but does it, for the most part, well. Zeta-Jones and Bartha have sweet chemistry together and it's refreshing to see her portray uncertainty with elements of frumpiness and doggedness.

    Aug 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Rebound

  • Aug 20, 2013
    The film was so so. It is very similar to the movie Prime. Both films have a great idea for a film, exploring an older woman younger man relationship. However, both films never executed the idea correctly. The problem here, even though Zeta Jones and Bartha are great on screen, they aren't great together. They don't have a good on screen chemistry.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2012
    Wonderful sweet movie. Justin Bartha is just soooo cute, and funny! This is what a romantic comedy should be like...lots of chuckles, charm and heartwarming moments.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2012
    Mature romance with good script and lead actors but sometimes ruin by unnecessary comic timing and fast forward direction. 6/10.
    Mesh B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2011
    The crappy title aside, this is pretty decent, a romantic comedy, that isnt like most, it falls into some traps but overall, it keeps its distancethe two leads likeable, and a open ending, which i guess is ovious to its outcome is decent enough.
    scott g Super Reviewer

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