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The Rebound (2009)

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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

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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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Did You Know?


The film's subject of an older woman with a younger man is close to writer-director Bart Freundlich's heart - his wife Julianne Moore is 10 years older than he is. Conversely, lead actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is also 25 years younger than her husband, Michael Douglas. 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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References Top Gun (1986) See more »


Written by Desmond Dekker and Leslie Kong
Performed by Desmond Dekker & The Aces
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Slow start, but way above expectations.
30 March 2010 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I went into the movie with low expectations. Wasn't hard, given it has been slammed by most critics and the pretentious on RottonTomatoes. This was not helped by a rushed, detached start which made me feel doubtful that the movie would pick up from there.

However, The Rebound quickly takes a swift turn for the feel-good drama and I was very impressed as it became not only a light romantic comedy but more a well-thought, rounded character drama with all sorts of little sub-plots, rich character development, great performances, and a genuine likability to every part of the movie. It was just very well done and the rest did not feel rushed at all. If only it had been about 10 minutes longer at the start to get us to really feel that too, instead of brushing aside the seriousness of it as if it were a slapstick laugh-job, it would've scored another star or two.

Definitely go see it if you liked "500 Days Of Summer". And go see "500 Days of Summer" if you haven't already. Are you kidding me?!

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