THE REBOUND **
Oh, Catherine Zeta-Jones tries… but it’s the material that kills her, and this movie. The story of a romance between a 25 year old guy and a 40 year old woman (one star for that!), the movie’s tone shifts wildly from stupid farce to desperately dramatic. Zeta-Jones, a true movie star, does her best, but her best is during the dramatic moments (and, of course, the seductive). Her comedy – or her attempts to deal with what is considered comedy by this terribly lame, and often embarrassing, script – doesn’t work. It’s not her fault – this is simply a badly conceived, written and directed film. At times it’s unwatchable. The second star is for Mrs. Zeta-Jones – because she’s always watchable.