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Rebound

2

In which a smug, arrogant star tries to re-ignite his career by appealing to "the kids". "It worked for Eddie Murphy, didn't it?" But enough about Martin "Lawrence, what of the film?

With a plot that could easily have been written by any of its target audience (though we're guessing your average 12-year-old could make a better stab), Rebound offers no surprises to anyone who's sat through any "believe in yourself, reach for your dreams" kid flick. Lawrence is Roy McCormick, a once-successful college basketball coach now better known for failure and angry outbursts. Facing a lifetime ban, he begrudgingly agrees to take on a small-town high-school team. And guess what? Finds some meaning in life again!

 

Verdict:

Neither as smart or funny as the likes of Slap Shot or School Of Rock, Rebound is pure blandness in celluloid form. Take a time-out instead.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 26th 2005