The Rebound
The Rebound (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2012
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jon Frosch
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Poor writing and inconsistencies sink this film. Let's hope that Zeta-Jones and Bartha can rebound.

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Katina Vangopoulos

The Rebound is largely character-driven, which is more than a lot of romantic films can vouch for.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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.

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Brian Orndorf

Although it bears the marks of studio intervention, much of the blame remains firmly with Freundlich, who's incapable of arranging a single honest moment in this uncomfortable, frightfully strained creation.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

The Rebound offers up surprisingly nice characters (too nice, you could argue) and a modest charm that compensates for a lack of big laughs or much suspense.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a thoroughly (and consistently) misguided piece of work that has almost nothing truthful or relevant to say about relationships.

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Don Groves

An unromantic comedy that gets down and dirty.

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Alistair Harkness

Another faintly insulting rom-com promoting a marketing man's idea of what women really want from movies...

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
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… More
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Cynthia S.
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… More
Manu Gino
This movie was pretty enjoyable and funny. Basically the message of this movie is that no matter what time heals and cures pain and suffering, also that you… More
Dean King
An average Rom-Com, has a few funny moments, and likable characters.
Dean McKenna
Great fun romantic-comedy, it's a welcome surprise to see '60s pop legend Art Garfunkel in a rare movie role as Aram's father eager to share the… More

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