(R, 1:34:43, Released 2009)
|Release Date:||Feb 6, 2009|
|DVD Release Date:||Feb 7, 2012|
|Starring:||Catherine Zeta-Jones, Justin Bartha, Sam Robards, Lisa Paige Robinson|
|Directed by:||Bart Freundlich|
|Synopsis:||Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as a fortyish mother of two who must start her life over when her husband wants a divorce. She moves to New York City with her two children and hires a nanny (Justin Bartha), but eventually the younger man proves to be a genuine romantic possibility for the lonely divorcee. Directed by Bart Freundlich. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi|
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June 7, 2013
A bit lame, but something to watch free on TV, so no complaints. Couldn't relate to CZJ's mother character, but she looks attractive and gets into a few mildly amusing situations. The young guy is also pleasant to look at, but they are highly unconvincing together. It's not quite as creepy as Jack Nicholson and a younger woman, as CZJ does look reasonably good for her age, but it's still slightly off. Didn't hate it, but it's a bit average.
April 1, 2013
Wonderful sweet movie. Justin Bartha is just soooo cute, and funny! This is what a romantic comedy should be like...lots of chuckles, charm and heartwarming moments.
February 18, 2011
An average Rom-Com, has a few funny moments, and likable characters.
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October 27, 2010
This movie was pretty enjoyable and funny. Basically the message of this movie is that no matter what time heals and cures pain and suffering, also that you never know who you gonna end up until you do, probably the person you least expected.
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?
August 29, 2010
Great fun romantic-comedy, it's a welcome surprise to see '60s pop legend Art Garfunkel in a rare movie role as Aram's father eager to share the news of his upcoming surgery and new body part.
I like the chemistry of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha. They're so romantic, especially how Aram (Bartha) compliments Sandy (Zeta-Jones). I think most women love to be complimented by their no matter what. The children were cool and have extreme interrogation skills. The flow of the story was really good. Every scene was in perfect timing. TWO THUMBS UP!
January 19, 2010
Well, after her Oscar winning performance in 'Chicago', Catherine Zeta-Jones was wrapped out in more romantic-comedy movies like in 'No Reservations' with Aaron Eckhart, and this one with Justin Bartha... And the result was the same, just a decent romantic comedy... Both Catherine and Justin shows a good performance in here, but it just the story that is truly standard, so this movie turn out to be less interesting to me... But overall, I enjoy watching this movie...
December 9, 2009
The Rebound is a movie that tells the story of Sandy (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a woman that after knowing about her husband infidelity, decides to move on and tries to make a new life with her 2 kids in the city. She moves to an apartment where captivates her new neighbor, a much younger man. It is the typical love story about the older woman falling in love with a younger man but with a not so typical ending. The first hour of the movie is ok with some funny moments but the last 15-20 minutes it turns a little boring a with a very slow pace. The cast is good Zeta-Jones delivers a very good performance and Justin Bartha was also very decent, the two kids are very funny. In conclusion, it is a movie you could wait for it to be in dvd, nothing special about it
August 20, 2013
The film was so so. It is very similar to the movie Prime. Both films have a great idea for a film, exploring an older woman younger man relationship. However, both films never executed the idea correctly. The problem here, even though Zeta Jones and Bartha are great on screen, they aren't great together. They don't have a good on screen chemistry.
November 14, 2009
I thought this was a sweet romantic comedy starring Catherine Zita-Jones who looked incredibly beautiful with great acting by both adults and the kids and Justin Bartha was so adorable, you can't help falling in love with this guy. Loved the song "Everytime u go away" by Hall and Oates that played in the closing credits......
January 14, 2010
I was practically dragged inside the theater to see this movie but I guess it wasn't such a waste of money (or time) at all. Yes, it was cheesy...i thought there was little chemistry between Justin Bartha and Catherine Zeta-Jones...Bartha doesn't seem ready to make that transition from being Nic Cage'...s sidekick in NT to a leading man...and that Paul Young (?) song seem out of place...but I actually did enjoy watching it. It must be something I ate, then. *dumbfounded*
January 5, 2013
Just your typical romantic comedy. Just like all movies it had its good and bads. It wasn't a bad movie, in fact it was quite enjoyable to watch, however I felt like things happened sporadically without much meaning or reason. I felt like the director may not have put as much thought into it as he could. Catherine Zeta-Jones was pretty good as well as Justin Bartha although I thought he could have been better. Not bad, but definitely could have been made more genuine.
fb1241416636December 20, 2012
Not very original or interesting, despite the talented actors. I would watch "Notes on a Scandal" instead, if you're into age-gap romances.
May 9, 2012
average romantic-slighty comedy flick that surprisingly, my hubby finished watching till the last. We both ended up singing the song "Everytime u go away" in the end. We prolly can relate to the may-december romance.
March 18, 2012
This story has been told numerous times with a slightly different twist each time. I liked the ending of this one because it was a little more realistic than they normally are.
February 16, 2012
it was actually kinda funny in parts, I can't deny that. I loved the fact that he was reading Harry Potter in bed and she is trying to have an "adult" conversation with him. HILARIOUS! I do think that it could have used some rewrites, like do people really say that? Not really so that should have probably been changed a bit to seem less stiff.
August 24, 2011
It starts off promising, and Justin Bartha does very well. However, it remains dull for the rest of the duration, turning into nothing but a generic, sometimes boring little romantic comedy.
October 19, 2009
I love the fact this movie is about a cougar. Perhaps because... I am a cougar. But more than likely its the fact that this film shows how an older woman IS still attractive and CAN still be hot.
I did not however like how certain aspects of the movie turn out... but ... Cest la vie!
I recommend as a date movie. But not for single men, unless you like purple shirts and cosmopolitans.
October 13, 2009
I really liked this movie. Justin Bartha is great in this movie. I love how he acts with the kids in this movie