Rebound

  • PG
  • Steve Carr (2005)
  • US
  • 83 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Martin Lawrence provides the only real surprise in this by-the-numbers family comedy. Delivering an uncharacteristically restrained performance, he stars as a disgraced college basketball coach who attempts to restore his reputation by training a team of losers at his old junior high school. Slapstick and sight gags dominate, as the stereotypical misfits demonstrate their on-court liabilities, while playful visuals add to the initially knockabout atmosphere. Naturally, social zeros soon transform into heroes, but this cosy turnaround can't disguise the weak and rushed plotting. Without a build-up of anticipation, the characters' triumphs appear rather hollow, a fact exacerbated by the flat climax.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Martin Lawrence as motormouth basketball coach Roy McCormick, who finds himself suspended after a tragic altercation with an opposing team's mascot. Out on a limb and with his reputation in tatters, Roy seeks redemption by taking a job training a bunch of high-school misfits.

Cast and crew

Cast

Roy McCormick / Preacher Don
Martin Lawrence
Jeanie Ellis
Wendy Raquel Robinson
Tim Fink
Breckin Meyer
Mr Newirth
Horatio Sanz
Keith Ellis
Oren Williams
Larry Burgess Sr
Patrick Warburton
Principal Walsh
Megan Mullally
One Love
Eddy Martin
Wes
Steven Christopher Parker
Ralph
Steven Anthony Lawrence

Crew

Director
Steve Carr

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Some violence.
Available on DVD
Certificate PG
Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Categories
Comedy