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The Rebound Blu-ray and DVD Reviews

 

“The Rebound” sat on the shelf in the U.S. for a reason.

The plot: After finding a video file of her husband cheating, a mother of 2 (Sandy) divorces her husband and moves to the city with her kids. While Sandy adjusts to her new situation and home, she befreiends a youthful college grad (Aram) who winds up being a babysitter for her kids. Things become complicated when Sandy and Aram start falling for each other. Is their romance just a fling or will it turn into a lasting relationship? Does either of them know what they really want?

“The Rebound” attempts to be a smart rom-com, but it fails on all accounts. Not only does the relationship between Sandy and Aram seem entirely forced, but Catherine Zeta-Jones and Justin Bartha lack chemistry. In fact, both actors have better chemistry with the child actors than anything else.

The real nail in the coffin for the film is the attempts at humor. Throughout the film’s running time, you can see a homeless man flashing, a homeless man pissing, a foul mouthed self defense teacher, a vomiting child, and in a career low, John Schneider using a porter potty on a date.

Summary: With groan worthy humor and a groan worthy ending, “The Rebound” just makes you feel bad for all of the actors involved. Skip it.

Video/Audio:

The DVD transfer isn’t the clearest (it’s rather fuzzy actually), but the Blu-ray transfer is far superior and offers more picture clarity. The film is presented in 2.35:1 on the DVD and 2.35:1 1080p on the Blu-ray.

The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track on the DVD is decent while the 5.1 DTS-HD audio track on the Blu-ray is a little soft, but acceptable.

Extras:

* Fox trailers.

* If you are dying to hear more about the movie, you can watch interviews with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bart Freundlieh, Art Garfunkel, Justin Bartha, Joanna Gleason, Kelly Gould, and Andrew Cherry.

 

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February 22, 2012 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review, DVD review | , , ,

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