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Mr. Woodcock (2007)

Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made middle school hell for generations of students.

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A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of ... See full summary »

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Nedderman's Brother
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Young Farley
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Hal - Barber #1
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Councilman Luke
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Fatherless John Farley's youth frustration, even trauma, like many his school kids' in his Nebraska small town home, was the constant abuse and humiliation in sadistic Jasper Woodcock's gym class. After college, doting son John became a motivational bestseller author and returns during a book signing tour to receive the backwater's highest honor. To John's horror, his devoted mother Beverly announces her plans to marry the hated coach and he's to be celebrated on the same event as John. Only ridiculous fatso Nedderman and his strange brother try to help Farley stop Woodcock, but that keeps backfiring. Written by KGF Vissers

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Everyone takes P.E. Few survive. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference | See all certifications »

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14 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adivina con quién salgo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,761,369 (USA) (16 September 2007)

Gross:

$25,628,629 (USA) (4 November 2007)
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2.35 : 1
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Billy Bob Thornton broke his foot during filming, while wrestling in a scene with Seann William Scott. See more »

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A small Nebraska town will have almost zero swimming pools outside of a public pool or two. A private pool service would be a tough way to make a living (which is probably why he didn't have any clients). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mr. Woodcock: Rhetorical question!
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References The Tyra Banks Show (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Here It Goes Again
Written by Damian Kulash (as Damian Kulash, Jr.)
Performed by OK Go
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Good film, nobody needs surgery
15 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Susan Sarandon looked fine, in fact great for her character. I thought the movie was funny and just plain entertaining.

I liked the broad humor as well as the occasional slapstick bit. In addition, there was some social/philosophical commentary that went well with the light tone of the movie.

Although the 'Cornival' was a bit corny, that was the point. John, Mr. Woodcock's nemesis, was searching for a connection with his roots and eventually realized that he was more disconnected than he thought, having to change his general outlook and his relationships with the people he most cared about.


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