The film follows an impressive ensemble cast including Adam Scott, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd and Edward Burns as they go through the ups and downs of becoming parents and all the relationships that change along the way.
Despite mediocre results from Hollywood’s more recent ‘rom-com’ outings (Valentine’s Day – to name one), The Rebound actually holds its own, and for the most part, was an entertaining watch. It had its moments with jokes that weren’t quite funny but it seems the ‘rom-com’ genre still might have a few tricks up its sleeve.
Oddly, for a film this sloppy, by keeping the focus on the relationship between the two leads the film plays to its pretty much only strength: Parker and Grant.
Having almost vomited from the boredom and downright shit-ness inflicted by Did You Hear About The Morgans?, it is refreshing to see that Nancy Meyers can somehow still manage to breathe life and fun into something like It’s Complicated and make it work above and beyond (what should be) a stock standard product.
You really can’t go wrong with a cast this huge. Even if the movie is even mildly enjoyable, the pure bankability of its roster of stars is undeniable.
What happens when you take the most recognisable female star of Sex And The City and England’s most loved fop in Hugh Grant – well, you get something along the lines of Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Well it’s time to add another film to the “Did that really need another one?”…