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Mr. Woodcock (2007)

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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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Letting Go Of Your Past Is Hard... Especially When It's Dating Your Mom. See more »

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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

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Farley and Mr. Woodcock are in the barber shop, the barber uses the clippers to make a huge, very noticeable bald spot in the back of Farley's hair. When he's getting out of the van at Mr. Woodcock's ex-wife's house, there's no bald spot. Then as he's walking to the door, the bald spot is back. See more »

Quotes

John Farley: When you make a blame sandwich, you gotta be ready to eat it yourself.
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Volare
Written by Franco Migliacci, Domenico Modugno and Mitchell Parish
Performed by Wayne Newton
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Not a total failure, but I think the trailer made promises it failed to keep.
17 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was pretty excited to see this movie because from what I saw it seemed really funny and I like Seann William Scott but I have to say I was sort of disappointed. Granted I went in expecting a funny stupid comedy but, it really wasn't all that funny. It seemed to me like they put all the funny scenes into the trailers and the rest of the movie was just filler. It's like they tried to be a really hilarious comedy but then towards the end they tried to take an emotional turn and by then I was pretty disappointed by the lack of hilarity that I didn't care anymore. And don't get me wrong, I did laugh, but I laughed at all the parts I had already seen in the trailers.

All in all, this movie wasn't a total failure, but I wouldn't bother watching it again.


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