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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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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

In the bar scene with John and his Agent, she checks her Treo for a message about the Corn Cob Key and then puts it down on the bar. The next shot John has it and he puts it down too. During the rest of the scene, using the same two or three angles, the phone's position changes back and forth. See more »

Quotes

John Farley: Lets go, Woodcock.
Mr. Woodcock: You must like getting spanked, Farley. I guess it runs in the family.
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Referenced in Psych: A Nightmare on State Street (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from A Summer Place
Written by Max Steiner and Mack Discant
Performed by The Lettermen
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Diving to Miss the Dodgeballs of Life.
27 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Successful novelist Seann William Scott returns to his hometown to be honored for his career. His mother (Susan Sarandon) now dates the titled character (Billy Bob Thornton), Scott's former gym teacher who forever tormented and belittled him as a husky youth. Thus Scott must now break the two up and forever exorcise Thorton from his life and his past. Nickel and dime production of the simplest sort with admittedly bigger names than usual. Thornton's dead-pan, dead-eye approach is funny and effective to an extent. However, he lacks the material he had in similar ventures ("Bad Santa"). Sarandon seems like she is in the wrong movie all together and Scott still has that "American Pie" tendency to annoy rather than entertain the masses. Not bad for a chuckle and short enough to be painless, but it hardly makes a cinematic impression at all. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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