July 1st, 2005



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Martin Lawrence stars as a high-strung, high-powered college basketball coach who finds himself leading a junior high school team comprised of athletically-challenged youngsters, in REBOUND.ReboundReboundReboundReboundRebound

An acclaimed college hoops coach is demoted to a junior varsity team after a public meltdown.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 4.7/10 (5,733 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Steve Carr

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Megan Mullally, Breckin Meyer

Coach Roy once was college basketball's top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What¹s more, Roy's temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can demonstrate compliance--in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court. Roy waits and waits; for a suitable coaching offer, but he receives only one: the Mount Vernon Junior High School Smelters basketball squad. Roy reluctantly accepts the offer, hoping that a few weeks at the school will prove his good intentions and restore him to his high-living ways as a celebrated college coach. But when old school meets middle school, Coach Roy doesn't know what hit him. It's not until Roy decides to teach his young charges some new concepts--like passing, rebounding, dribbling, and scoring--that the Smelters begin to find success and Roy finds something long thought lost: his love of the game.

Writers: William Wolff, Ed Decter

Martin Lawrence - Roy McCormick / Preacher Don
Wendy Raquel Robinson - Jeanie Ellis
Breckin Meyer - Tim Fink
Horatio Sanz - Mr. Newirth
Oren Williams - Keith Ellis
Patrick Warburton - Larry Burgess Sr.
Megan Mullally - Principal Walsh
Eddy Martin - One Love
Steven Christopher Parker - Wes
Steven Anthony Lawrence - Ralph
Logan McElroy - Fuzzy
Gus Hoffman - Goggles
Tara Correa-McMullen - Big Mac (as Tara Correa)
Amy Bruckner - Annie
Alia Shawkat - Amy

Taglines: A comedy where old school ...meets middle school

Release Date: 1 July 2005

Filming Locations: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Opening Weekend: $6,003,237 (USA) (4 July 2005) (2464 Screens)

Gross: $16,808,336 (USA) (18 September 2005)

Technical Specs

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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the final scene when Ralph is shooting the free throws after the foul, he steps over the line both times before the ball hits the rim, which means it would be a violation and the free throws wouldn't count.

Referee Freddy: [to Roy] You Know, I've been reading these books that say that you should give yourself pats on the back. Daddy never gave me pats on the back. Daddy never gave me any...
Larry Burgess Sr.: Blah Blah Blah! This guy is blind as my dead grandma and twice as slow!

User Review

So sad...nobody was laughing

Rating: 3/10

It's a shame when a movie tries so hard to be funny but no one laughs at it. I went seeing this with expecting for a couple hours of light, predictable and forgettable fun, but instead of that I got a pointless sitcom that fails miserably at being funny or dramatic.

The main problem with Rebound is that it never comes together; it's that kind of movie that is sorta made by two directors with opposite purposes: light-hearted humor and deep thoughtful drama. So, the whole film is like a struggle between these two visions, and none comes to win. Unfortunately, viewers become the great losers with all this mess.

Megan Mullaly makes a good job of her role, though Martin Lawrence looks uncomfortable and overwhelmed by his. I have read some good reviews about Lawrence's performance, but I have to disagree on that one. I think that this is one of his worst performances, totally unfunny or whatsoever.

For those who defend this film saying that is a kid's movie, I should defend children's rights to have intelligent options, like Pixar and Dreamworks had been doing lately. There is no excuse for showing dull and naive movies only because "it's for the children"...


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