A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.
While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.
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
Sometimes you need to travel the world - to discover what you really needed all along was right here at home
The REBOUND is a romantic comedy, that follows the story of Sandy (Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones Chicago, The Mask of Zorro series, Entrapment, Traffic) as a happily contented wife and mother that one day comes across a revealing video on her computer of her husband having an affair with another woman. She leaves the family home and takes her two children to start afresh in New York looking for work within her favourite pastime (sports statistics) and living in an apartment above a coffee shop.
At the same time, Aram (Justin Bartha) who works in the coffee shop, is just getting over his new french bride dumping him - as soon as she's achieved her "green card" status.
Sandy and Aram lives get more and more interwoven when she needs a baby sitter and they gradually get closer and closer.
Her friends want Sandy to start dating again and Aram's parents want him to make more of himself all claiming that they are both on the rebound but, there is much more going on ...
Adequately directed by Bart Freundlich, and very well acted by the Main leads this story moves along well and is one of the better chick flicks out there and, as always, it stands or falls on the chemistry of the main actors (which works in this case) and as usual all the best one-liners come from the two children
"Sometimes you need to travel the world - to discover what you really needed all along was right here at home "
I would say that for it class and genre, that this would be a successful movie and is recommended as a romantic comedy
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