The Martin Lawrence movie Rebound is now available on DVD. Martin stars as Coach Roy McCormick, a college basketball coach who is obviously feeling himself a little too much. Photoshoots and hanging on Cadillac Escalades are more important than coaching it appears. When Coach Roy is banned from the NCBA he is left without a college coaching position. His attorney, portrayed by Breckin Meyer, explains to the NCBA that they have to give Coach Roy another chance before they enact a lifetime ban.
Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Steve Harvey Show), stars in the film as the mother of young boy who doesn't have his father in his life. Coach Roy soon finds himself back at his alma mater, Mt. Vernon Jr. High coaching a group of misfit basketball players. The kids are quirky and memorable. Rebound is a funny, family friendly film even if it is a little predictable at time. It's a rather tame film for Martin. Tom Arnold makes a cameo in the film, and Megan Mullally stars as the films principal. The film was directed by Steve Carr who directed the family friendly films Daddy Day Care and Dr. Doolittle 2. It's almost like a basketball version of The Bad News Bears. Although, the movie wasn't a huge commercial success I wouldn't be suprised if there was a sequel.
I give this movie five stars because like "Herbie Fully Loaded," and several other pre-teen movies released this past year, this movie is an excellent movie for "that audience." If you are over 30 and don't have kids, you may not enjoy this movie as much as if you had kids because this isn't like a lot of the other Martin Lawrence movies.