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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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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£483,017 (UK) (28 September 2007)

Gross:

$25,769,067 (USA) (2 November 2007)
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David Dobkin directed three weeks of re-shoots, according to Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times 10 August 2007 See more »

Goofs

When John is at his Mom's house just before Mr. Woodcock arrives the first time his tie is dimpled and wrinkled. After Mr. Woodcock walks through the door, his tie is smooth and undimpled. See more »

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Mr. Woodcock: S-s-s-set of ten!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 15 September 2007 (2007) See more »

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Written by Dennis DeYoung
Performed by Styx
Courtesy of Wooden Nickel Records
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Pretty solid comedy
10 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mr. Woodcock is the sort of film that I usually dread going to see, a sort of Meet The Parents rip off in the same vein as recent pictures like Relative Strangers and Guess Who. To be fair this movie betters both of those considerably, mainly due to the talented cast at the directors reach. Seann William Scott is great for the first time since American Pie, in a much more subtle role. I expected many things after seeing this young man back in 1999 and The Dukes of Hazzard and American Wedding weren't among them, so to see him hit the comic notes perfectly again is quite refreshing. Thornton ever since heavy success with Bad Santa back in 2003 has been making a career of playing weirdos (usually mean ones) and as Woodcock he's a solid choice who digs up several strong laughs. Sarandon is a lot more cardboard and ultimately unmemorable in her role, you forget her character at times but I guess thats all the script wanted and shes a pretty good actress to snare for the part. The story is pretty strong and a really good idea for the most part, the whole idea should have nerds everywhere rejoicing and cringing in equal amounts. The comedy does feel slight when taken against the premise but at the same time it's never overly offensive or dumb. The script has ups and downs in terms of gags, but the overall feeling is pleasantly entertaining. I enjoyed this movie and probably would happily suggest you pick it up on DVD when it hits the Summer sales next year or indeed give it a rental on initial release.


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