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The Rebound -- In New York City, a single mom captivates her much younger neighbor.
The Rebound -- In New York City, a single mom captivates her new neighbor, a much younger man.

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Release Date:
16 September 2009 (Mexico) See more »
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She's still got it. He's just getting it.
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In New York City, a single mom captivates her new neighbor, a much younger man. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Moderately entertaining, but bland and mediocre See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Sandy

Justin Bartha ... Aram Finklestein

Art Garfunkel ... Harry Finklestein

Joanna Gleason ... Roberta Finklestein

Lynn Whitfield ... Laura Reilly

Kelly Gould ... Sadie - age 9

Andrew Cherry ... Frank Jr. - age 7

Kate Jennings Grant ... Daphne

Rob Kerkovich ... Mitch

John Schneider ... Trevor

Sam Robards ... Frank
Alice Playten ... Sensei Dana

Stephanie Szostak ... Alice Marnier

Marcel Simoneau ... Henri
Eliza Callahan ... Sadie - age 13 (as Eliza Barry Calahan)
Rehan Yadav ... Zeke Finklestein - age 5
Mitchell Greenberg ... Rabbi

Saidah Arrika Ekulona ... Lateefah

Megan Byrne ... Molly Foster

Elliot Villar ... Yael
Lawrence Stallings ... Brent

Steve Park ... John Reynolds (as Stephen Park)
Dan Ziskie ... Ken Gordon (as Daniel Ziskie)
Jon Norman Schneider ... Runner

David Ross ... Male Colleague
Randy Frye ... Himself

Ngo Okafor ... Himself (as NGO Okafor)
Alfred Cole ... Himself (as Alfred 'Ike' Cole)
Benjamin Esteves ... Boxing Referee
Ron Scott Stevens ... Ring Announcer

Thomas Middleditch ... Maverick (as Tomas Middleditch)

Derek Milman ... Actor #1
Richard DiBella ... Actor #2

Michael Chernus ... Actor #3 / Twentysomething #1
Lauren Blumenfeld ... Actor #4
Carmen M. Herlihy ... Actor #5 / Twentysomething #3
Kate Cullen Roberts ... Twentysomething #2

Jordan Carlos ... Twentysomething #4

John Ellison Conlee ... Stage Manager

Skai Jackson ... Museum Little Girl #1

Zoe O'Grady ... Museum Little Girl #2
Liv Freundlich ... Kid #1 (as Liv Helen Moore-Freundlich)
Eyalan Owona ... Kid #2

Fatima Ptacek ... Mozambique Girl #1
Hudson Hooton ... Nantucket Boy #1

Zabryna Guevara ... Teacher at Museum

Lisa Paige Robinson ... Susie
Marisa Redanty ... Finn

Tom Riis Farrell ... Terrence

Veanne Cox ... Haley

Samantha Ivers ... Cinnamon
Jason Olshan ... Band Leader
Stephen Plekan ... Band Member #1
Matt Williamson ... Band Member #2
David B. McTiernan ... Band Member #3

Helen Coxe ... Sweatsuit
Cyrus Guo ... Kid in Self Defense Class

Jeremy Shamos ... Bill
Adam Grupper ... Randy
Kacy Duke ... Spin Teacher

Rachel Parker ... Yoga Instructor
Hazel Anne Raymundo ... Nurse

Peter Francis James ... Doctor

Perry Silver ... Bellman (as Perry Branin Silver)
William Schloesser ... Homeless Man / Flasher (as Bill Schloesser)
Tyree Michael Simpson ... Principal at Sadie's School (as Tyree M. Simpson)
Harriette Mandeville ... Teacher
Heidi Blickenstaff ... Morning Mom
Frank Root ... Boring Interview Guy
Donna Chetty ... Executive Assistant

Gabrielle Sterbenz ... Kissing Girl

Marc Alan Austen ... Rabbi's Cousin
William Broderick ... Daphne's Husband
Thomas Fitzsimmons ... Muffin Man
Jonathan Freeman ... Blind Date

Saadet Aksoy ... Turkish Girl in Café (as Saadet Isil Aksoy)
Akut Metin ... Boy with Blue Shirt - Turkey
Jonny Arriola ... Waiter - Paris
Celia Asensio ... Girlfriend - Paris
Victor Rannou Carn ... Boyfriend - Paris
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James P. Anderson ... Ringside Highroller (uncredited)
Quarles Antoine ... Boxing Match Attendee (uncredited)
Steve Antonucci ... Waiter (uncredited)
Paul Basile ... Goth Hipster (uncredited)

Laura Lynn Berrios ... SNN Office Co-Worker (uncredited)

Robert Bizik ... TV Sports Announcer (uncredited)

David Boston ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Danny Boushebel ... VIP Boxing Match Fan (uncredited)
Gail Bruno ... Parent / Pedestrian (uncredited)

Daniel Burress ... Coffee Shop Hipster (uncredited)

Jennifer Butler ... Bowler (uncredited)
Alana Cadiz ... Girl in Pop Burger (uncredited)

Kevin Cannon ... Urinating Homeless Man (uncredited)
Gary Cherkassky ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Jake Cherry ... Frank Jr. - age 13 (uncredited)

Peter Conboy ... Museum Staff (uncredited)

Lisamarie Costabile ... Lead Yoga Student (uncredited)
Sara DeRosa ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Ramon Flowers ... Transvestite (uncredited)

Paul Frolov ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Roy William Gardner ... Kissing Man (uncredited)

Johnathan Hallgrey ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Adesuwa Addy Iyare ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)

Edward M. Kelahan ... Ringside Highroller (uncredited)
Tony Kost ... Ringside Highroller (uncredited)
Joe Mancini ... Highroller (uncredited)

Gregory Marcel ... Trapeze Student (uncredited)
Jennifer Markey ... Boxing Spectator (uncredited)

Danielle McKee ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Chris Miskiewicz ... Hipster (uncredited)
Jeffrey Mowery ... Dad (uncredited)

Erik-Anders Nilsson ... Teacher's Aid (uncredited)
Rich Odell ... Boxing Commisioner (uncredited)
Loukas Papas ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Adam S. Phillips ... Sportscaster (uncredited)

Nick Poltoranin ... Senior TV (uncredited)

Peter Riga ... Airport Traveler (uncredited)
Danny Salomon ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)

Tom Stratford ... Shopper (uncredited)
Isaiah Varisano ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bart Freundlich 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Bart Freundlich (written by)

Produced by
Antonin Dedet .... line producer
Lori Keith Douglas .... co-producer
Bart Freundlich .... producer
Mark Gill .... producer
Michael Goguen .... executive producer
Diloy Gülün .... supervising producer
Anadil Hossain .... line producer: international unit
Robert Katz .... producer
Tim Perell .... producer
Neil Sacker .... executive producer
Mario Zvan .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Clint Mansell 
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Freeman 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Tellefsen 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Ford Wheeler 
 
Art Direction by
Doug Huszti 
 
Set Decoration by
Carolyn Cartwright 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Toth 
 
Makeup Department
Francesca Buccellato .... personal makeup artist: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Jean Henry .... key hair stylist
Jenn 'Jorge' Nelson .... makeup artist
Sacha Quarles .... personal hair stylist: Catherine Zeta Jones
Julie Teel .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Driss Benyaklef .... production supervisor: international unit
Kathy Ciric .... unit production manager
Kathleen M. Courtney .... executive in charge of production
Becky Lee .... unit manager:Hong Kong
Hemal Shah .... production manager: Kenya
Alexis Wiscomb .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie A. Bloom .... first assistant director
Melisa Kurtay .... assistant director: Istanbul
Kiersten Pilar Miller .... second assistant director
Jim Nickas .... additional second assistant director
Prince Shah .... third assistant director: India
 
Art Department
Abariss Culjak .... assistant props
Caroline Ghertler .... assistant set decorator
Joanna Hartell .... set dresser
Mario Herrera .... charge scenic artist
Hee-soo Kim .... assistant art director (as Heesoo Kim)
Martin Lasowitz .... property master
Alanna Levy .... art department coordinator
Eugene Melvin .... second on-set dresser (as Eugene J. Melvin Jr.)
Michael Lee Nirenberg .... painter
Fanny Pereire .... art consultant
Brieann Rich .... construction medic
Judyta Rozycka .... scenic artist
Kyle Salvatore .... set dresser
Joel Weaver .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Andrew Belletty .... sound mixer
Jason Benjamin .... boom operator
Rachel Chancey .... foley editor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Ruth Hernandez .... adr editor
Kim Maitland .... sound recordist
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
T.J. O'Mara .... sound mixer
Dave Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Dave Paterson .... supervising sound editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Mary Ellen Porto .... dialogue editor
Damian Volpe .... sound effects editor
David Wahnon .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Eric Pastore .... special effects technician: re-shoot
Lee Romaire .... creature effects
Lee Romaire .... special effects makeup (special effects makeup: dissected chipmunk effect) (Romaire Studios)
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Amante .... visual effects artist
John Bair .... visual effects supervisor: Guerilla FX
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects producer
Mark Russell .... visual effects supervisor
Scott Winston .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Nicole Callender .... stunts
Chris Colombo .... assistant stunt coordinator
Chris Colombo .... martial arts choreographer
Angelina Cruz .... stunt performer
Stracy Diaz .... stunt performer
Joey Giambattista .... stunt double: Justin Bartha
Katie Letien .... stunt double: Catherine Zeta Jones
Christopher Place .... stunts
Aaron Vexler .... stunt double: Justin Bartha
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmanuel Assenat .... additional grip
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Jake Capistron .... camera technician: Wescam camera
Jason Cortazzo .... libra head technician
Matthew W. Flannery .... Steadicam assistant
Matthew W. Flannery .... first assistant camera
Christopher B. Green .... key first assistant camera
Rebecca Heller .... loader
Mounia Lamrani .... assistant camera
James Madrid .... additional camera loader
Anna Novick .... grip
Vinayak Radhakrishnan .... Steadicam operator
Michael Rich .... grip
Chris Seehase .... additional second assistant camera
Sean Souza .... "a" camera second assistant
Michelle Sun .... additional second assistant camera
John Trapman .... aerial director of photography
Nina Zarnett .... company grip
Paul Goroff .... super technocrane operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Henry Russell Bergstein .... casting associate (as Henry Russell)
Melissa Braun .... background casting associate
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Allison Hall .... background casting assistant
Harika Uygur .... casting: turkey
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlynn Abseck .... wardrobe supervisor
Gina Battoglia .... costume production assistant
Stephanie Biear .... head seamstress
Leah Katznelson .... costume shopper
Lydia Popper .... costume intern
Caroline Quiroga .... assistant costume designer
Jennifer Schilling .... set costumer
Lawrence Tarzy .... costumer
Susan J. Wright .... wardrobe supervisor
Elena Calvo .... costume assistant: dailies (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Brian Boyd .... colorist
Julie Carr .... first assistant editor
Pete Conlin .... post production
Dylan Correll .... post-production assistant
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Claudia Odiaka .... post-production assistant
John Potter .... video mastering
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate coordinator
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Jim Black .... music supervisor
George Doering .... musician
Geoff Foster .... score engineer & mixer
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Gabe Hilfer .... assistant music supervisor
Katia Lewin Jablonsky .... score mixing assistant (as Katia Lewin Palomo)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation
Carly Paradis .... additional music arranger
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Booker White .... head of music preparation
 
Other crew
Jodi Arneson .... production secretary
Robin Borden .... stand-in: Catherine Zeta -Jones
Natalie Borlaug .... creative executive
Anna Bosco .... payroll accountant
Maurice Cabrera .... parking coordinator
Brian Campe .... set production assistant
Emma Cooper .... publicity consultant
Tomas Deckaj .... production assistant: Background
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach
Matt Flanders .... assistant location manager
Dave Gare .... executive in charge of post
Shellie Gillespie .... assistant accountant
Kyle Gorjanc .... production assistant
Duck Grossberg .... data manager
Aurore Guyot .... accounting intern
Sean Hogan .... production accountant
Phyllis Johnson .... adr loop group
Consolata Karani .... production assistant
Jeffrey Lederman .... production assistant
Christopher LeStrange .... location assistant
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Michael J. Linowes .... production legal
Sarah Lorenz .... staff coordinator
Margaret Maloney .... assistant to director
Shiv Mandavia .... production coordinator: Kenya
Danielle McKee .... production assistant
K.C. McLeod .... assistant to Mr. Perell
Matthew Monaco .... second assistant accountant
Kip Myers .... location manager
Rolland Nicolas .... location manager
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group
Jennifer Pabley .... production coordinator: international unit
Jennifer E. Patterson .... intern
Ebru Pilten .... production coordinator: Turkey
Nicholas Rich .... set medic
Emily Rosenbaum .... assistant: Lori Keith Douglas
Ashish Sehgal .... production assistant: International unit
Matthew Shapiro .... production associate
Mike Sime .... video playback engineer
Bernd Stephan .... finance executive
Greg Sucharew .... production assistant
Scott Sullens .... assistant production coordinator
Christina Ann Walker .... set production assistant
Ian Watermeier .... production executive
Meghan K. Wicker .... production coordinator
Kate Wilson .... dialect coach
Krysten Yoniack .... production assistant
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use
Runtime:
95 min | Germany:97 min (European Film Market)
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Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)
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Trivia:
'Joanna Gleason''s character Roberta refer's to previously being employed at Ralph Lauren. A reference to her part in the TV show, "Friends" (1994) in which she played Rachel's boss at Ralph Lauren.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Sensei Dana:All of us, as women, have developed a reservoir of resentment and anger, and these reservoirs, put together, form an ocean, and this ocean is available for all of us to draw from. It holds the collective power of every woman who has ever been wronged...See more »
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31 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Moderately entertaining, but bland and mediocre, 25 March 2010
Author: Argemaluco from Argentina

The movies which are most difficult for me to write a review about are not those which provoke nausea because of their horrible technical and creative quality; neither are those which renew my faith in cinema with an unusual display of greatness.The most difficult movies to write a review about are the simply mediocre ones, which provide the minimum quantity of entertainment in order not to get us bored, but without any ambition of transcending that basic function and say something more, or make us feel something.The Rebound is one of those movies.

Bart Freundlich's direction is too bland and impersonal, because he does not bring too much passion to his work.On the positive side from The Rebound, we have the naturalness in the characters and their attitudes.I was very grateful not to see "meet cute" (the casual and funny first encounter between the main characters), or ridiculous public humiliations to show the love between the couple, or artificial obstacles in the romance to create suspense about the invariable reconciliation.Well, there are obstacles, but they feel more honest and realistic for being based on the age difference between the two main characters.And even though Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha are not a precisely blistering couple, their affinity and attraction feel credible.

It is definitely a paradox, but I think those positive elements also are fails from the movie.I did not feel too much interest in the future from the couple, or in their evolution.Zeta-Jones and Bartha make a decent work, but the screenplay does not give them too much to do.Talking about Zeta-Jones, the only specific moment which endures in my memory is a scene in which her character goes to a class of self-defense, and she fights against a "criminal" disguised as a Sumo wrestler.That scene was obviously designed for provoking laughs, but there is a moment in which we see intense emotion and frustration because of her recent divorce in the main character's eyes.It was on that moment when I remembered that Zeta-Jones can be a very competent actress when she works with the right material, so it was a bit of a pity to see her relatively wasted during the rest of the film, because her talent goes further.

In summary, I think I can give a slight recommendation to The Rebound, mainly because it is never boring.But at the same time it is moderately entertaining, it is also bland and absolutely forgettable.

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