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The Rebound (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  16 September 2009 (Mexico)
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In New York City, a single mom captivates her new neighbor, a much younger man.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Gould ...
Alice Playten ...
Eliza Callahan ...
Sadie - Age 13 (as Eliza Barry Calahan)


Sandy, upon discovering her husband's infidelity while watching her son's birthday video, leaves the suburbs and moves into the city. She gets an apartment that's above a coffee house where she befriends one of the workers, Aram, a guy whose wife only married him so she could get a green card. Aram's family thinks he's wasting his life and education by working in the coffee house. Soon after moving into the apartment, Sandy hires Aram to be her nanny while she takes on work for the first time since her children were born. It isn't long when Aram and Sandy find they get along wonderfully and start to date. But the question is: is their relationship real or is it, in fact, just a rebound for both of them? Written by jenn_1586@yahoo.com

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She's still got it. He's just getting it.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 September 2009 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Bart Freundlich Project  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£360,015 (UK) (23 July 2010)


£1,123,719 (UK) (6 August 2010)

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Technical Specs


| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

| (as Datasat Digital Sound)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Joanna Gleason's character in the sitcom Friends also worked for Ralph Lauren. She was Rachel's boss Kim See more »


When Sandy and Aram leave the clinic after finding out she is suffering from and ectopic pregnancy, it is snowing but some of the people crossing the street behind them are wearing shorts. See more »


[first lines]
Sandy: [driving kids to school] Same thing, every fucking morning.
Sadie - age 9: I heard that.
Sandy: No, you didn't.
Sadie - age 9: Yes, I did.
Frank Jr. - age 7: I did, too.
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Written by Desmond Dekker and Leslie Kong
Performed by Desmond Dekker & The Aces
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One of the best romantic comedies in years!
12 March 2009 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best romantic comedies I have seen in years. I went to see this with a friend of mine who's in his upper thirties and I'm in my mid twenties and we both laughed so hard. There's none of the commercial, fake feel some romantic comedies have, or the ones that try to be funny and are not, this is a daring romantic comedy, really in tune with our times that breaks with some stereotypes.

Great acting, both by the adults and the kids (you can't help falling in love with Justin Bartha and this is some of the best performances I've seen from Catherine Zeta Jones, like a million times better than Intolerable Cruelty), interesting storyline, nice imagery of New York City and a movie I want to see again!

I hope it gets a wide release soon.

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