I know there are going to be a lot of criticism re: Rebound, but we really loved this movie because of it's sweetness, in spite of it's predictability.Martin Lawrence was very endearing and funny as Coach Roy and we were not fans of his prior to seeing Rebound . The kids they cast were excellent, because they were "real" looking kids--goofy, cute, innocent, etc. You really came to love all of the characters in this movie.I would encourage all parents to take their kids to this very entertaining, squeaky-clean, feel good movie this summer!
Great movie about how everyone can succeed given the opportunity (by mail-1560)
Yes, I know, in a world used to movies about sex, drugs senseless violence, and so on, this movie might seem lame. Of course, if that's what you prefer watching, you are probably not a part of the target audience for this movie. The movie is well made, with many amusing personalities, and good acting on the part of several of the kids. It is also a movie with a deeper meaning to it. Without giving away the plot, I could say that three is a lesson to learn from this; fame and riches does not make you happy, you need more substance in your life. And that no matter what, any child can <more>
succeed, if we only give them the guidance and support they need. Sure, the movie is predictable, and not typical for Martin Lawrence, but I sure enjoyed it.
Finally a good, clean, family-friendly movie. (by markitup)
Finally a good, clean, funny movie. I put off seeing this movie because I didn't want to see another foul-mouthed child in a movie. I gave into my kids and rented the video and was thrilled that I did. I only heard 2 bad words during the whole film and amazingly enough it was from adults - not the kids! The kids were respectful of adults. The kids didn't cuss and they didn't get involved with teen-age romantic scenes as so many kid/teen movies tend to do so often . This was a great movie to watch with the family. It was funny and had some very good moral situations. No <more>
foul-mouthed kids, and only one small kissing scene between the adults. I highly recommend this movie!!
Lite and pleasant Upbeat, nice family entertainment . Predictable (by nrafei)
The story has been done many times before, it is very predictable. Martin Lawrence adds a lot of funny moments, actually the whole movie is a great comedy. It is also a mood lifter, great for kids, many lessons about winning and loosing. Any one can be a winner, is one lesson. It is also a great lesson in leadership for adults, it is the leader who make superstars out of average individuals. How many famous people today are only successful because of their manager or their coach? may be people should leave a bad leader and move on. Of course, the main character self destructs because of <more>
arrogance, he hits rock bottom, but then he was able to go back to what made him successful the first place and he was able to enjoy the challenge again and enjoy life: no luck here, just a formula. Yes I liked this movie despite the mediocre acting and the predictable story, I thought a lot of people will too because they will be able to relate to one or more of its characters
Went to see this today. The plot is hes a college basketball coach that cant control his temper. He loses it and attacks a Mascot. The league then bans him for life. His agent finds a clause in the rule book that they have to give him a second chance. But it doesn't say they have to let him coach the college team. A middle schooler from his old middle school sees him on TV, and tries to contact him to coach his schools losing team. He accepts the job to show the college league he can be a good coach.This movie starts off very boring, but kicks up after the first 30 minutes. Its also very <more>
predictable, but has a good heart. People slam this movie for being predictable, but how many ways can you flip this story line? Spoiler Yes he does a good job turning around the middle school team, and the college league wants him back in the end. Of course he declines because of the bond he formed with the team. /Spoiler It doesn't take anything away from it, its still a good movie. I say go out and take the kids, it a very enjoyable family comedy.I give it 3.25 out of 4.
this film is great. if you like martin Lawrence, you'll love this. on one hand its great family fun like 'black knight', but if your a 21 year old white male that likes comedies with a bit of black in them, chances are your be dying with laughter at a quite a few moments in this film.i wasn't expecting too much from it, i saw the DVD cover in a movie rental place and without even reading the back i came to the conclusion it was 'black family basketball comedy' and it was. people expect the world from every film released nowadays, but if you just wanna kick back with an <more>
easy going comedy that you'll probably be quoting for a while, then this is it.ace