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Mr. Woodcock (2007)

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 middle school hell for generations of students.

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A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of ... See full summary »

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Young Farley
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Hal - Barber #1
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Councilman Luke
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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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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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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,761,369, 16 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,628,629, 4 November 2007
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2.35 : 1
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Seann William Scott and Billy Bob Thornton both disliked the film. Director Craig Gillespie also hated the end result, due to last-minute re-shoots done with another director (said director went uncredited, leaving Gillespie to take the blame). 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: [quietly to Woodcock, as he seems stunned] Are you okay?
John Farley: [loudly] RHETORICAL QUESTION, WOODCOCK!
[slams him in the back with a chair]
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Referenced in Psych: A Nightmare on State Street (2014) See more »

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Written by Dennis DeYoung
Performed by Styx
Courtesy of Wooden Nickel Records
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Good film, nobody needs surgery
15 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Susan Sarandon looked fine, in fact great for her character. I thought the movie was funny and just plain entertaining.

I liked the broad humor as well as the occasional slapstick bit. In addition, there was some social/philosophical commentary that went well with the light tone of the movie.

Although the 'Cornival' was a bit corny, that was the point. John, Mr. Woodcock's nemesis, was searching for a connection with his roots and eventually realized that he was more disconnected than he thought, having to change his general outlook and his relationships with the people he most cared about.


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