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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.

Director:

Bart Freundlich

Writer:

Bart Freundlich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Sandy
Justin Bartha ... Aram Finklestein
Andrew Cherry ... Frank Jr. - Age 7
Kelly Gould ... Sadie - Age 9
Lynn Whitfield ... Laura Reilly
Kate Jennings Grant ... Daphne
Rob Kerkovich ... Mitch
Sam Robards ... Frank
John Schneider ... Trevor
Joanna Gleason ... Roberta Finklestein
Art Garfunkel ... Harry Finklestein
Stephanie Szostak ... Alice Marnier
Marcel Simoneau ... Henri
Eliza Callahan Eliza Callahan ... Sadie - Age 13 (as Eliza Barry Calahan)
Rehan Yadav Rehan Yadav ... Zeke Finklestein - Age 5
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2009 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Bart Freundlich Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Istanbul, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,790,414, 13 February 2011
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally scheduled for a US cinema release until the film's distributor shut down. The film ended up going direct to DVD over a year later. See more »

Goofs

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

[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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Connections

References American Idol (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Monk's Feathers
Written by Brad Hatfield
Performed by Brad Hatfield
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Age Makes All the Difference
3 August 2010 | by weronewsSee all my reviews

Courtesy of indie filmmaker Bart Freundlich, who gave us the wonderful "The Myth of Fingerprints," this is not a romantic comedy (as it was heavily promoted at least in German speaking territories) but a drama with humorous undertones. Two bruised souls, a mother of two, who recently separated from her cheating husband, and a young(er) man, whose ex-girlfriend basically used him to get a green card, meet, then meet again during a women's self defense class (arguably the seriously funniest bit in the entire movie) and finally they agree on a business arrangement: he is gonna watch the kids while she is trying to get her life back on track. Zeta-Jones and Bartha carry the film almost single-handedly with finely attuned, irresistible performances. They're helped by a great supporting cast of living, breathing human beings - not a single caricature in sight. Turning a genre on its ear...refreshing.


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