The holidays are right around the corner, meaning the timing couldn't be more perfect for The Young and the Restless alum Shemar Moore's (ex-Malcolm Winters) latest project, a heartwarming film called The Bounce Back that he not only produced but also stars in.
The lighthearted romantic comedy, which also features Bill Bellamy and Nadine Velazquez, explores finding the courage to love again after being hurt by a previous romantic experience. The story follows Matthew Taylor (Moore), a single father, author and relationship expert who is on a whirlwind book tour promoting his new best seller, The Bounce Back. He has got it all figured out until he meets the acerbic Kristin Peralta (Velazquez), a therapist who's convinced he's nothing but a fraud. Matthew's life is turned upside down when he inadvertently falls for Kristin and has to face the painful truth of his past relationship.
"I think there is a wonderful poetry to the idea of risking it all for love," Moore enthuses about the film. "After I put down the screenplay for The Bounce Back, I knew I had to make this movie simply because I believe in love all the way down to the fabric of my being."
The Bounce Back is Moore's debut film invested and produced by his own production company, Bounce Back LLC. Through grassroots efforts, Moore's fan base helped to kick off the initial funding, which was completed by the actor's own personal contribution to independently bring the film to life.
As fans may recall, Moore walked away from Criminal Minds after an eleven-year run, stating that the timing felt right for him to part ways with the CBS series.
The Bounce Back is set to hit theaters nationwide on Friday, December 9. Check out a teaser trailer below then let us know what you think about the premise for Moore's debut film.
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