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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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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 where 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.

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

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16 September 2009 (Mexico)  »

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£360,015 (UK) (23 July 2010)

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£1,123,719 (UK) (6 August 2010)
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Aram suggests naming their child "Ira" which is Art Garfunkel's middle name. See more »

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When Aram is bowling with Frank Jr. and Sadie, the scores are shown briefly. The score for Aram in the fourth frame should be 66 but it shows 65. See more »

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Lateefah: Aram, I know you took some women's studies courses in college, but other than that, do you have any kind of experience that you think might've prepared you for this job?
Aram Finklestein: Uhh... I used to buy tampons for my mother.
Lateefah: YOU... will fit in perfectly.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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When It Rains I'm Yours
Written by Jeff Meegan (as Jeffrey S. Meegan) and Brad Hatfield
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Mildly amusing
15 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Suburban mom Sandy (Catherine Zeta-Jones) finds evidence of her husband Frank cheating on her son's birthday party video. She takes her 2 kids to live in the city while she's getting a divorce. She takes a fact checking job on a sport channel. She's compulsively organized and had spent all her spare time compiling sports data. Aram Finklestein (Justin Bartha) is 24 and still recovering from the breakup of his marriage to a French girl who only wanted him for a green card. He's working at a coffee shop but his aimless lifestyle concerns his parents. Sandy moves into the apartment above the coffee shop. He babysits her kids. She starts writing sports stories. He starts working as her nanny. Eventually they date. Only they're both on the rebound or are they?

Both Catherine and Justin are perfectly nice actors portraying perfectly nice characters. There isn't much in terms of hurdles other than their age difference. Catherine is so hot that her age doesn't necessarily matter at least to the audience. Written/directed by Bart Freundlich, the movie shows more competence than anything extraordinary. The romance is as predictable as it gets. The comedy has a couple of charming chuckles. This is a mildly amusing rom-com.


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