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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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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

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

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Comedy | Romance

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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,790,414, 13 February 2011
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| (European Film Market)

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Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Haunting (2011) See more »

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Crazy World
by J Majik and Wickaman featuring Kathy Brown
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Nice flick, funny & sweet, but has some risqué banter and situations
12 February 2013 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Sandy (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a very organized, type A mother who adores her two kids. However, she catches her husband in an act of infidelity on a webcam and decides to change her life in a major way. Instead of the suburbs, she moves her family into an apartment above a Manhattan coffee shop & starts a job search. Meanwhile, getting-a-divorce Aram (Justin Bartha) is a barista at the cafe, despite having a college degree, which displeases his extremely pushy parents (Art Garfunkel and Joanna Gleason). On their advice, Aram tries a part time stint at a woman's issues agency, where he has to dress up in a protected suit and let the women vent their angers on him! One of them happens to be our Sandy, naturally. All too soon, these two meet again when she returns to her department. Needing a babysitter one day, she asks Aram to help her out. The two children, a boy and a girl, adore him so before long Aram is installed as the nanny. Also, despite the decade of age difference between S and A, they have eyes for each other. Something may be approaching, in terms of a relationship, but how can it survive when it is more of a "rebound" coupling? This is a nice flick, written and directed by a respected indie filmmaker, Bart Freundlich. He himself is married to Julianna Moore, who is a few years older than her husband. Therefore, he has good insight into a May-September relationship. Zeta-Jones and Bartha, who seem an odd couple at first evaluation, give nice performances as the afflicted twosome while all other cast members do a nice job, too. Sets, costumes, and photography are likewise quite attractive. The resolution is admirable, as it strikes a balance between a ride into the sunset and an unhappy finish. The only minor criticism is that there is some salty dialogue and scenarios that won't please the G-rated crowd, so stay away from it, if this applies to you. That said, most romcom fans will like it just fine.


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