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Mr. Woodcock (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  14 September 2007 (USA)
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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 high school hell for generations of students.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nedderman's Brother
Joseph Michael Sargent ...
Hal - Barber #1
Barber #2
Dave Kuhr ...
Bookish Guy


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adivina con quién salgo  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,761,369 (USA) (14 September 2007)


$25,769,067 (USA) (2 November 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Billy Bob Thornton broke his foot during filming, while wrestling in a scene with Seann William Scott. See more »


During the conversation in the bar between John and Maggie, the layout of hands, cell phone, glass and the amount of drinks changes several times between shots. See more »


Mr. Woodcock: You're going to find out there are alot more important things to know than the capital of Montana. Nedderman, what's the capital of Montana?
Young Nedderman: Helena?
Mr. Woodcock: Who cares? Go run a lap!
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References The Tyra Banks Show (2005) See more »


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Written by Adam Cohen and Jay Joyce
Performed by Low Millions
Courtesy of Angel Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Who hasn't had a Woodcock in their life? OK, that sounded gross
14 September 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I was so excited to see Mr. Woodcock today, saw the matinée this morning and I have to say that Mr. Woodcock lived up to my expectations. It was a great comedy to watch and had a lot of fun laughs. I think the reason why I love this film so much is because I could totally relate to it, in junior high I was the fat kid and had the teacher who must have been the partner of Satan, he was evil. I've changed quite a bit since then, but I still think of that teacher every once in a while. So this was just such a good comedy for everyone who has had to deal with a gym teacher like Mr. Woodcock. The actors seemed to really enjoy themselves, it was cool seeing Sean William Scott out of his normal idiotic roles and into something where he just was a normal guy, he did good. Billy Bob Thorton couldn't have been a more perfect choice, he was terrific. Together they really made the story work and was actually believable.

John Farley is a very successful author of the book "Letting Go", a book on how to let go of a rough past and rebuild your life. He comes back home to surprise his mom and get a special award for his work, but he finds out his mom is dating someone he knows. Mr. Woodcock, the evil junior high gym teacher that made John's life a living hell; and it looks like Mr. Woodcock has not changed his ways when he starts to treat "Farley" the same way he did when he was a kid. But it looks like they have to get comfortable with each other since Mr. Woodcock is marrying John's mom.

The cast looked like they just had a great time. I know this story was extremely predictable, but it was all in good fun. I loved seeing John's character just loose it as the story continued. There were some really great laughs in the film, the scene that got me was definitely the pot hole scene, I'm not going to spoil it, but I guarantee you for sure that you'll get a huge laugh once you see it. Mr. Woodcock is a fun comedy that I recommend, Billy Bob is just an awesome Mr. Woodcock, he really made the movie into a blast.


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