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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 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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You thought your family was nuts 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:

$8,761,369 (USA) (14 September 2007)

Gross:

$25,769,067 (USA) (2 November 2007)
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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 »

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In the pizza restaurant, in one scene John hits the bowl of food and it's all over the counter, in the next scene, all the food has been cleaned up and is neatly back in the bowl. Not enough time had elapsed for the contents to have been cleaned then placed back into the bowl. See more »

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[repeated line]
Mr. Woodcock: Rhetorical question!
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References Judge Joe Brown (1997) See more »

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Bad Moon Rising
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
Under license from Concord Music Group, Inc.
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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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