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The Rebound (2009)




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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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Justin Bartha
as Aram Finklestein
Megan Byrne
as Molly Foster
Andrew Cherry
as Frank Jr.
Jake Cherry
as Frank Jr.
Alice Playten
as Sensei Dana
Robert Bizik
as TV Sports Announcer
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Critic Reviews for The Rebound

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (3)

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.

November 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?

July 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.

July 22, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The Rebound is a little deeper than your average rom-com, but only a little.

April 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.

August 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.

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

Audience Reviews for The Rebound

A bit lame, but something to watch free on TV, so no complaints. Couldn't relate to CZJ's mother character, but she looks attractive and gets into a few mildly amusing situations. The young guy is also pleasant to look at, but they are highly unconvincing together. It's not quite as creepy as Jack Nicholson and a younger woman, as CZJ does look reasonably good for her age, but it's still slightly off. Didn't hate it, but it's a bit average.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


An average Rom-Com, has a few funny moments, and likable characters.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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