The Rebound

Synopsis: Sandy, upon discovering her husband's infidelity while watching her son's birthday video, leaves the suburbs and moves into the city. She gets an apartment that's above a coffee house where she befriends one of the workers, Aram, a guy whose wife only married him so she could get a green card. Aram's family thinks he's wasting his life and education by working in the coffee house. Soon after moving into the apartment, Sandy hires Aram to be her nanny while she takes on work for the first time since her children were born. It isn't long when Aram and Sandy find they get along wonderfully and start to date. But the question is: is their relationship real or is it, in fact, just a rebound for both of them?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Bart Freundlich
Production: Momentum Picutres
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

"What's New in Love"

Every f***ing morning.

-- I heard that.

-- No, you didn't.

-- Yes I did.

-- I did too.

Hey, Sandy, what the hell.

-- Mom!

-- It's just for germs, they're for enemy.

-- Good luck in your test.

-- And I need luck.

-- [Mumbles], Mom.

-- I'm sorry.

Have a great day.

And remember, own your own power.

Powerful Frank can learn.


Don't forget to bring the DVD for my birthday.

I told Lizzie she's not bringing it for show and tell tomorrow.

-- Do I ever forget anything?

-- Just do it! Ok, Mom?


Welcome to the Frank Magic Jr.

- We have many famous guests. famous. -Well, we're here.


Yeah, that's it.

Oh, Molly, Molly. / i

Molly Foster?!

You're a magician. / i

A little magician. / i

Doing Sandy a nice favor.

Molly. Yes, Molly. / I

Oh, my God!

Mom I don't understand why

we have to move into the city?

The city is the center of everything honey

It will be a fresh start.

Dad said that only minority ventured

Capitalists live in the city.

And now we do too.

Are we gonna meet any transvestite?

What is transvestite?

It is a person who has a penis

and a vagina and they live in the city.

That's not what it is.

Okay, guys, it's the place.

I really have to pee.

Can you hold it a little longer?

Welcome to New York City.

We're only here because

our parents are getting a divorce.

stop smiling or

I'm taking you to Oprah.

-- Sadie.

-- You know I've read about this.

It's fairly typical behavior for

children of divorced.

How about taking the bags?

Mommy, check this out! We're

writing our names.

Oh God!

You can't move around for

the rest of your life.

It's only been three weeks, mom.

Give me some time.

Oh, such a smart girl.

She never graduated college,

and you hated her.

But the French, she spoke it so beautiful.

She was from there.

She was a Finklestein,

It is hard not to love a Finklestein.

Anyway, I spoke to your cousin Lou,

and she arranged a job interview,

Women's Center, where she used to work,

Get you out of your punk.

I have a job,

at the coffee shop.

Oh, it's depressing and you're a college graduate, Aram,

for crying out loud.

You'll finally put that Ladies Studies major of yours

to good use.

It's a minor, Dad

and it's called sociology.

BA from Stanford

Journalism from Northwestern.

You do realize that it's

just a stat checking job?

I've been raising two kids, and

I'm divorced.

And I'm sure I'll be good at this

because I'm very organized.

I love sports,

well not hockey, so much.

You see, once the kids were born

I decided to stay home for a while.

Coz you know, babies

take up a lot of time.

Maybe you don't know.

Anyway, eventually they went to school

and I started having a little time in my hands.

And compiled these

stat books,

and made up this graphing system.

Yeah, hmm.


It's time, and a great

satellite TV package.

Aram Finklestein, that's

a Jewish name, right?

What are your feelings

about women, Aram?

Are you kidding?

I think you're great up until...

Recently I was planning on spending the rest

of my life with a woman.

Not that I wanted to spend it

with a man, I just ...

One experience with a woman,

kinda took away my faith in love, and I guess, everything.

Aram, I know you took some Women's studies

courses in College.

But other than that, do you have any kind of experience

that you think might have prepared you for this job?

I used to buy

tampons for my mother.

You will fit in perfectly, yes.

I have met my soul mate.

You met a really hot French girl

who needed a green card.

-- She was so ...

-- Hot.

-- She wasn't that.

-- Sexy.

It was something else. She needed me.

Yes, to get a green card.

There's gotta be more meaning

to it than all of this.

You know living at your parents' place isn't

exactly ... grab a life by the balls you know.

I'm saving up.

I hate to tell you this but ...

you work in a coffee shop.

And your hot French wife

left you for her brother.

Stop it. / i

Can I get you something?

Yeah, this ad says...

you have an apartment for rent?

Yet, ours have a ...

Which I would be happy to show you.

-- Sure.

-- Cool.


I'm Mitchell, and this right here is Aram.

He's trying to figure out the meaning of life.

He also is a wonderful babysitter

if you ever need one.

Just a break of the apartment.

-- Hey, little guys.

-- Mama, I do not want to live here.

-- I want my room.

-- How many more apartment are we going to look at?

-- I got an apartment.

-- You're fast.

It's not great, but my husband

won't be there so that's a plus.

How are you so well adjusted?

All those years with the PTA, I don't have a choose.

How's the job search?

I got one, fact check for SNN.

You are unbelievable, you're almost fully healed.

You know everyone says what a nightmare it is to get divorced

you're bad, I feel good.

No residual or anything?

This is the best thing

that ever happened to me.

Trapped in some suburban hell, same thing

day after day like a

"hamster in a wheel.

Up on your feet, let's ride to happiness.

All you need now to

complete the healing is to get laid.

Oh no, that's one thing

I'm not ready for.

Look I don't expect you

to fall in love with this guy.

This guy?

Oh, no! What have you done?

A chiropractor, who fixed me up with

that whole elevator shaft thing.

Anyway, he smells great, and went

to an Ivy League College.

-- Where?

-- Santa Barbara.

That's not Ivy League.

Well, he's in great shape,

and he has a country house.

And I already told him all about you.

Wait, I think that's the kid

who showed me the apartment.

The one that tried to kiss you?

No, he just works

in the coffee shop right below.

-- Too bad, he's cute.

-- Yeah like 10.

Nice ass, Coffee boy.

Just go out with my

chiropractor, and have a good time

maybe screw him, you know, that's seems right.

Why are you here?

It's been three weeks.

I came to see you.

Have fun.

There's this huge kid,

and he has like so much fat on him.

He sat at me at gym class,

and told me who would changed my name to Pablo.

-- Frankie, that is terrible, are you okay sweetie?.

-- it's Pablo.

and yes, it was fun.

-- So, listen ...

-- Oh, uh.

-- What?

-- Whenever you say, "So, listen,"

is always something strange.

It's not weird, it's just that I'm

thinking about going on a date.

I don't know, what I really want to but I,

I think it will be a positive step for me..

But I just wanted to see how you guys would feel about it..

Are you gonna have sex with them?

That's an inappropiate question..

Hey guys, you know, if we're gonna live in the city,

we're gonna have to learn to deal with these kind of stuff ok.

So just stick with me and be polite.

-- Hello

-- Hi

Thanks you for coming in on such short notice.

I won't normally put you on this type of situation,

without some training,

but we're really in a vine.

-- Whatever I can do to help.

-- Ok, great, now why don't you put your suit on.

And then meet me at the activities room.

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Bart Freundlich

Bartholomew "Bart" Freundlich (born January 17, 1970) is an American film director, television director, screenwriter and film producer. more…

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