Rebound (2015) – By Loida Garcia

What do you do when you catch your long time (and live in) boyfriend cheating on you with his coworker on your own bed?  Do you stay or would you pack everything up and move back home?  

This is the scenario we are faced with when Rebound first opens up.  We watch this gorgeous young woman who has just had her heart ripped to shreds by the man she loves pack up everything that would fit in her car and start the journey back home.  Heart broken and feeling lost we follow Claire as she starts her long drive.  At first everything seems fine, other then a not so pleasant experience with a rest stop bathroom (honestly, when are those ever pleasant anyways?).  This all leads to a lost cell phone and a broken car further down the highway.  Luckily a gracious stranger gives her a ride to the nearest small town so she can talk to the mechanic about getting her car towed….and this is when all the fun begins.

From this point we follow this broken person as she experiences what some can only describe as a living nightmare.  At first when the nightmare begins it all seems too familiar.  It follows all of the same basic plot lines that this genre follows.  That is until the very end.  

I had a feeling that this movie was going to end up doing something really different but I could have never imagined just how different.  Admittedly at the beginning I was a bit skeptical but all of my doubts about this film were quenched early on and to say that I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement.

The overall acting was good.  It had a few rough and patchy moments, but overall it got better as the movie progressed.  The script could have used a little bit more polishing just to give it that finishing touch, but that is barely noticeable. What I would like to give praises for is the sound quality!  I get oh so excited when I get to review a movie with great sound.  I truly believe that a movie’s sound quality can make or break the movie and it absolutely made this one!  From the first few minutes all the way to the very end I enjoyed this movie immensely and I highly recommend it.  The end alone is worth it all!

And luckily for all of you amazing readers you can now watch Rebound for yourselves on Amazon!

My Personal Review:

Rating Scale:  Movie Theatre, Redbox Rental, or Skip It — Movie Theatre

Cheese Factor:  Vegan (no cheese), Taleggio, Limburger, Stinking Bishop — Taleggio