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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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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


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


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 »


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Watch it if you have nothing else to do
16 January 2008 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Its an average movie, its not that great but it isn't bad also. It has some funny moments but I expected a non stop laughing comedy but it wasn't. The story about John Farley a man Who as a kid was a little overweight and received the abuse of his gym teacher, returns to his hometown just to notice that his mother is dating the same gym teacher , he will try everything to break up the relationship. The cast is very good. Billy Bob Thornton in a role that fits him like a glove but that has been repeating for the last three movies. Susan Sarandon is good, her performance is quite regular. Sean William Scott was OK, a performance that wasn't developed to the 100%. Amy Poehler role as a neurotic and alcoholic manager was really funny. In general this is a movie that you will enjoy but its not the best option to spend a good time. Watch it if you don't have a better thing to do

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