The Bounce Back

Synopsis: Father, author and relationship expert, Matthew Taylor is on a whirlwind book tour promoting his new best seller, The Bounce Back. He's got it all figured out until he meets the acerbic Kristin Peralta, a talk show circuit therapist who's convinced he's nothing but a charlatan. Matthew's life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face a painful truth of his past relationship.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Youssef Delara
Production: Ankle Sock & Baseball Pants
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

How far

would you go to find love?

Oh! I don't know,

it depends on the love.

Magical, beyond

your wildest dreams?

I would kill for that.

What if I told you,

you didn't have to?

Consider this,

you are the source of the love

that you want for your life.

It sounds too good to be true.

It's not.

Believe me when I tell you this.

That's what your book

is about, isn't it?

It's about getting over your past,

creating the love that you want,

putting that love in your future

and then living into that future.

So what's in Matthew Taylor's future?

I am putting dinner and dancing

with the lovely you in my future.

I don't date guys from work.

- Come on, it's not a date.

- Oh, really? Then what is it?

Let's find out.


It's okay.

It usually goes away.

Matthew, can I talk to you?

You're done.

Hey, bro.

We are ready for you, Mr. Taylor.

Okay. Can you check this out?

- What's up? What am I looking at?

- Bestsellers list.

- I thought we're ranked number 12.

- We were, now we are 14.

I am sorry, Mr. Taylor,

but we really need you right now.

- Of course!

- Okay, just chill out!

Listen man, we went from 11 to 14,

that's not the direction

we need to go to get to number one.

These local talk show crazies

ain't cutting it for us.

Then why are we doing a local circuit?

Because that's all we've got!

I am terribly sorry, but if we don't

get going they are...

- They are going to...

- Okay, they are going to just chill out.

We have to get your face and our message

on a national show, period.

Is there a reason you are telling me this

right before I do an interview?

Yes, because I need

you to consider this...

For the love of God, please!

Will you just...

Will you just come with me please,

just do me this solid.

You have to go, she is losing it!

Listen man, do your thing, man,

go get them, champ.

Okay. You need a Percocet.

Something in your life

to calm your ass down, be careful with her.

Be careful. Get right to the stage.

Please welcome my next guest,

Matthew Taylor!

- Look at you.

- Look at you, Ms. Raquel.

- You look beautiful as always.

- And you look hotter every time I see you.

I am just saying.

I think I'll take that as a compliment.

You better because I don't say that

to just everybody, just so you know that.

Okay, now I know.

Look at that face.

Hi! Sorry, I was on a very long phone call.

He's cute.

No, he's gorgeous.

It's been a pretty good week.

I mean, I have just been feeling good.

Nothing has happened or anything. I just...

I feel okay. First time in a long time.

You know sometimes we can get

locked into a certain mode of feeling

and even if that mode isn't comfortable,

like sadness or depression,

it can become ingrained to the point

where it becomes our new baseline.

That's a very normal part of the process.

Do you think there is a little of that

going on with you maybe?


Honestly, I just think I'm over it.

What does that mean to you?

It means that I am ready to put my divorce

behind me and get on with my life.

- I am ready to end therapy.

- That's good, that's good.

That means we are starting

to make real progress.


As I said to you in the beginning,

therapy is marathon not a sprint.

Well, my insurance only pays for sprints,

so, you know, I am going to wrap it up.

Okay, just open my calendar.

- Wow!

- Oh, my God!

You have a whole lot of energy.

I don't think I'll have to

work out for a month.

I have a crazy idea.

What? I'm listening.

Let's spend all of tomorrow together.

I will make breakfast and we will pack

a beach picnic and lay out.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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