Having now seen Rebound, we can say that while not perfect, it would have made Dutch proud.
*On a side note, if you aren't familiar with the name Elmore Leonard, you need to get yourself right and Google the man. If you're not in the mood to read, then head over to Amazon and check out Justified, which is streaming free for Prime Members. Watch it all until the phrase "We dug coal together" is as embedded in your minds as it is ours. You'll be better off for it.
Alright, enough of that... it's Rebound time.
|IS HE SLEEPING?!?|
|HER NEW LIFE IS OFF TO A ROUGH START.|
|WHAT'S IN THE CAN?!?|
Rebound is well-written, which is really not much a a surprise to us; writer director Megan Freels Johnson is the Granddaughter of Elmore Leonard after all, and you don't come from that bloodline without having at least a decent grasp on the fundamentals of writing, especially where dialog is concerned. And she does.
Rebound also offers a few uncomfortable scenes of torture which involve knives going into legs, and a series of disturbing beauty tips, the nastiest of which was the nail polish removal scene... of course all of that is topped off nicely with some good old-fashioned mallet violence. It's a love story, folks.
The twist at the end was different, to say the least, and it gave the movie's title a special sort of meaning.
|WHY SHE DIDN'T STAND UP, WE MAY NEVER KNOW...|
If you're a fan of Indie Horror with a different kind of bent, then it's well worth your time to rent Rebound, or maybe grab the DVD when it hits shelves on August 25th.
Rebound is available now on VOD.
Rebound any day.