Martin Lawrence stars as a successful college
basketball coach who takes himself a little too
seriously. When he accidentally kills the mascot of
an opposing team during a game, he is ousted from
the league. What starts as a PR ploy to get his job
back turns into a life-changing experience when he
tries to take a middle school team from their
laughing stock status to the championships.
[1:43]  [PG]
This movie is filled with violent and
semi-violent acts by the coach, spectators, boys
and girls. Yes girls. It all seems so acceptible.
Is this what society has come to? Read on.
- A girl trips a boy
- A girl hits a boy and knocks him to the
- A girl punches a boy in the shoulder and
shoves him against a locker
- A girl punches a boy in the face.
- A girl punches a boy off-screen (we hear
scuffling and blows).
- A girl threatens another girl and then a boy
when she finds them flirting.
- A girl cracks her knuckles and her neck
throughout the movie.
It's interesting that no such action was taken
towards a girl by any of the boys. So much like
real life. It's funny, or at least okay, for girls
to hit boys. But detention if not jail awaits a boy
who returns the favor.
And, there's much more:
- A coach kicks a basketball that hits an
eagle and kills it (we see the bird lying dead
on the floor and we see grief stricken children
in the audience).
- A bully trips a boy as he walks up stairs,
and another one yells at him.
- A man throws a boy on the floor.
- A man is hit hard in the face by a
basketball, he falls to the ground and we see
his nose bleeding.
- A boy is hit in the face with a
- A boy is hit in the face by a door and the
cupcake that he is eating is squished on his
- A man is hit in the face by a door.
- Boys are hit repeatedly in the head, stomach
and crotch with basketballs.
- Boys pour a bucket of ice water over a man's
- A man puts Icy Hot under boys' arms to make
them keep their arms up.
- A coach pops a basketball when angry with
what he deems a bad call.
- A coach yells aggressively at his middle
school aged team.
- A man prays for opposing team members to be
- A man yells at referees in several
- A man yells at an opposing team's
- A man drives a car into a garbage can (he
has apparently been in other accidents judging
from the condition of the car).
- Several boys and a man are splashed with mud
when a car drives through a puddle.
- A boy vomits in many scenes (we hear him gag
and frequently hear a splat); one time he vomits
on a man's shoe, and other times on the floor or
into a garbage can.
And with all of this, Rebound gets a PG-13
rating. Why? Because it emulates real life so
accurately. I'm surprised it didn't get a G.
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