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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 middle school hell for generations of students.






Cast overview, first billed only:
Nedderman's Brother
Young Farley
Joseph Michael Sargent ...
Young Watson
Hal - Barber #1
Barber #2
Dave Kuhr ...
Bookish Guy
Councilman Luke


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 USA:

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

Gross USA:

$25,628,629, 4 November 2007
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


During the conversation in the bar between John and Maggie, the layout of hands, cell phone, glass and the amount of drinks changes several times between shots. See more »


Mr. Woodcock: I don't do 'Sorry'.
John Farley: What?
Mr. Woodcock: Sorry is for criminals and screw-ups... and I'm neither one.
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Here She Comes
Written by Adam Cohen and Jay Joyce
Performed by Low Millions
Courtesy of Angel Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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More mediocre comedy from Thornton-on-autopilot
1 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Like last year's School for Scoundrels, Woodcock is yet another movie in which Billy Bob Thornton plays a violent dick (no pun intended) and fails to be anywhere near as funny as he should be, thanks to a sloppy, almost laugh-less script. To make matters worse, he's not the only comedian whose considerable talents are wasted on this predictable mess; Ethan Suplee and Seann William Scott, two of the funniest men alive, have nearly nothing to do with their characters. Speaking of predictability, here's a cliché for you: Seen the trailer? Then you've seen the movie. Just about every truly funny part was crammed into the commercials.

I love Bad Santa and all, but it has really done more harm than good seeing as another Thornton-acts-like-a-sociopath-and-gets-away-with-it "comedy" gets released every year. He is an amazing actor and totally wasted on these forgettable carbon copies. I'm not denying that I laughed a couple of times ('cause let's face it, Thornton abusing kids is funny by default) but in the end Woodcock is just a half-baked comedy-drama which is neither hilarious nor touching.

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