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Kicking and Screaming (1995)

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Following graduation, a handful of college students do nothing and talk about it wittily.

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Pete (as Sam Gould)
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Gail
Jonathan Baumbach ...
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Louis
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Jane
Peter Czernin ...
Lester
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Otis
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Max
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Chet
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Josselyn
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Friedrich (as Chris Reed)
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Danny
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Storyline

After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Anxiety loves company.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong language, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Desmoi filias  »

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$704,543 (USA)
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The college is loosely based on Vassar College, which the director, Noah Baumbach, attended. See more »

Goofs

At the airport, when Grover says, "Shit, I wish I hadn't seen that", his mark is clearly visible on the floor when he walks away. See more »

Quotes

[With Otis at the airport]
Max: (To Grover) This is useless. We just have to walk away like mothers in nursery school.
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References Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) See more »

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Time of No Reply
Written by Nick Drake
Performed by Nick Drake
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The best of its kind
27 May 2000 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

Kicking and Screaming is easily my favorite film. It is a funny and intelligent look at the identity crisis that follows graduation. A brilliant script lifts the film out of gen-x romantic comedy hell. First time director Noah Baumbach does the impossible by keeping such a talky film constantly moving. With more insight and heart than most movies, Baumbach has created something timeless. A must see for all who are scared about taking that next big step.


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