A sick and horrible movie!
I could go on for hours about this horrendously twisted film, but I'm getting angry just writing about it, so I'll keep it fairly brief.
First, let it be known that I'm no prude. I'm even a fan of smut and toilet humour if it's well-executed and genre-defined. But for such wildly inappropriate muck to masquerade as a romantic comedy is just terrible.
The idiot producers of The Rebound clearly thought it would be OK to have the kids in the film spout pure filth all the time. Even when they're not spewing profanities or casually conversing with adults about sex, they're standing around while everyone else does. That's just wrong. It's not funny; in fact it's pretty creepy.
And there seems to be a gratuitous over-abundance of this kind of stuff. The family in The Rebound- Catherine Zeta Jones and her horrible children - seem to be very unlucky when it comes to vagabonds exposing themselves to the kids on the streets of New York, in fact it happens twice in the film. Why is this? What made the producers think this is funny?
There is no character development in The Rebound; in fact there are no actual characters, just people that stuff happens to. The dialogue is stilted and vacuous and irritating and the plot is so wildly unbelievable that it's barely worth mentioning. What sort of mother lets the guy from the coffee shop - whom she's just met - babysit her kids?
What topped the madness off for me was the film's insane ending, where the main character Aram Finkelstein - on his trip round the world after vainly attempting to court Catherine Zeta Jones and her kids - passes a young Bangladeshi boy on the steps of some religious temple and they exchange a furtive, coy little glance. I thought, 'Surely this guy isn't about to start wooing the kid? Surely not?' But sure as hell, after Aram's soul-searching period, he returns home to introduce the kid as his new son, gushing: "We met in Bangladesh and just fell in love with each other". Seriously - I kid you not.
You fell in love with a little boy? And then what, you just decided he was your son? What made the people behind The Rebound think this is acceptable, or believable?
But do the producers even care that The Rebound makes no sense? Do they care that it's so artless and stupid and lacking in any redeeming qualities? I'm actually beginning to think this film is just some kind of cultish indoctrination piece with an ulterior motive. That's the only explanation I can think of for such a smutty and morally indigent piece of trash.
I'd encourage people to see this film, if only for the opportunity to witness this film at its absolute lowest ebb. This film is stupid and sick.
Rating: 1 / 5