(Catherine Zeta Jones, Andrew Cherry, Justin Bartha, et al / DVD / R / (2009) 2012 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: Richard (Thomas Jane), Ron (Jeremy Piven), Jonathan (Rob Lowe), and Tim (Christian McKay) are friends from college who gather each year for a hardcore weekend of partying. As the weekend progresses, fueled by sex, drugs, and rock n roll, their reunion drives them to an unexpected place where each is forced to confront himself and the choices hes made in his life.
DVD Verdict: If you haven't already figured out that this is a romantic comedy, then rest assured, it is. But perhaps funnier than the movie itself, is how much it can relate to the life of any family with children. Many of the scenes were relatable to me, and I can remember being in similar situations.
I really liked the film, but it probably isn't for everyone. I like to laugh, and this movie made me laugh, I enjoyed watching it and I found it very down to earth. It was a nice break from some other more outlandish films that are released each year.
I have always been a fan of Catherine Zeta Jones (check out 'Blue Juice' for one of her first ever movie performances!), and she was the perfect actress for the part. It was nice to see her in a fresh movie. Some may say that the plot is not quite 'fresh' but I disagree. This film is all about relate-ability.
If you have children, love comedies or romance, or are a Catherine Zeta Jones fan, than you can't afford to miss this one. The idea of one love lost, only to find it in its purist form always draws me in. This film pulls it off effortlessly. If you are tired of violence, bizarre plots, or overly-dramatic films, then let 'The Rebound' be a nice breath of fresh air in your movie experience. [AM] This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.