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Post Grad (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 August 2009 (USA)
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Ryden Malby graduates from college and is forced to move back into her childhood home with her eccentric family, while she attempts to find a job, the right guy, and just a hint of where her life is headed.

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Vicky Jenson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Bledel ... Ryden Malby
Zach Gilford ... Adam Davies
Michael Keaton ... Walter Malby
Jane Lynch ... Carmella Malby
Bobby Coleman ... Hunter Malby
Carol Burnett ... Grandma Maureen
Rodrigo Santoro ... David Santiago
Catherine Reitman ... Jessica Bard
Mary Anne McGarry ... Barbara Snaff
J.K. Simmons ... Roy Davies (as JK Simmons)
Robert Arce ... Chancellor
Jeanie Hackett Jeanie Hackett ... Woman at Graduation
Oscar Dillon ... Security Guard (as Oscar 'Big O' Dillon)
Vanessa Branch ... Receptionist
Shirley Jordan ... Interviewer
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Storyline

Ryden Malby has planned her academic life since she was in high school to get a college scholarship; now she has just graduated in English and in her master plan she expects to get a job as assistant editor in the publishing house Happerman & Browning, in Los Angeles. Her platonic best friend is Adam Davis, who has a crush on her and is frequently close to her. However, her arrogant classmate Jessica Bard gets the position and Ryden is forced to return home in the suburb to live with her family: her optimistic father Walter, who wants to do everything by himself; her careful mother Carmella who administrates the short resources of her family; her eccentric grandmother Maureen; and her weird little brother Hunter, who wants to race in a boxcar derby. Ryden unsuccessfully seeks a job and feels frustrated, but is emotionally supported by Adam. When Walter accidentally runs over the cat of his next-door neighbor David Santiago with Ryden's car, they visit him to give their sympathies. ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ticket to Ride See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,651,996, 23 August 2009

Gross USA:

$6,380,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,414,729
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carol Burnett played Jane Lynch's mother on Glee (2009). See more »

Goofs

When the grandma is in the kitchen, she has a head manikin in front of her but when the camera switches off her to Ryden's mother and back to the grandmother, the manikin is now different and behind her. See more »

Quotes

Hunter Malby: [Sees Ryden on top of David] Cool.
[Carmella covers his eyes]
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Soundtracks

Memory
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot
Performed by Julie Glaze Houlihan (as Julie Glaze)
Produced by Jeff Cardoni
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Indie film with mainstream comedy vibes
21 August 2009 | by winchester666See all my reviews

Now i'm not going to say this film was a classic or something you will want to watch over and over. What I can say about this film is that it was very surprising and offbeat despite the way the film was promoted.

Bandslam promoting take 2. Like the film Bandslam headlined by Disney stars, this film suffers from a lack of realistic advertising. Basically the film you think your going to see, you aren't. Bandslam was not a Disney film so much as a quirky teen comedy about diversity and the unification of those otherwise lone wolves for a greater cause.

Post Grad is essentially a film about a girl, Alexis Bledel, whose ideas of life post grad come crashing down around her when she realizes it isn't as she assumed it would be. Finding a job is much tougher then expected, and it doesn't help that she is unqualified, but over confident.

The film delves a little deeper with a lot of little subplots ranging from cute to over the top and strange, grandmother shopping for her own coffin.

The film was pretty offbeat and not as mainstream slapstick as it comes off in the trailers. It is a semi realistic film and Alexis does the best I have seen her do since Season one of Gilmore Girls. While she isn't Meryl Streep she plays the role of Ryden with great presence.

I thoroughly enjoyed the film and think that if it had better promoting and was targeted also at indie film fans, this film had the potential to be a hit.

Jane Lynch is also really great in the film, serving her character dutifully. Overall I was surprised and enjoyed the film, despite the negative reviews it has received.

This isn't a plant review FYI, check my posting history if you will, I saw the film, and enjoyed it. I would give it a chance. It's a fun light film, perfect to take your mind off the current state of economy and Swine Flu worries floating about.

A fun, fun film. Check it out!


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