Rebound

Rebound

Steve Carr (2005)

83min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A sacked college basketball coach is forced to restart his career from scratch after his temper gets the better of him. His bright idea is to reassemble his old school team and transform it into a champion side, but he is yet to realise the former players have since turned into a bunch of clumsy misfits. Sporting comedy, starring Martin Lawrence, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Breckin Meyer and Horatio Sanz.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Steve Carr
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Some violence. Available on: Available on DVD

Comedy

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