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Post Grad (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 August 2009 (USA)
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Ryden Malby graduates from college and is forced to move back into her childhood home with her eccentric family, while she attempts to find a job, the right guy, and just a hint of where her life is headed.

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Adam Davies
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Walter Malby
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Grandma Maureen
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David Santiago
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Jessica Bard
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Barbara Snaff
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Roy Davies (as JK Simmons)
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Woman at Graduation
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Security Guard (as Oscar 'Big O' Dillon)
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Ryden Malby has planned her academic life since she was in high school to get a college scholarship; now she has just graduated in English and in her master plan she expects to get a job as assistant editor in the publishing house Happerman & Browning, in Los Angeles. Her platonic best friend is Adam Davis, who has a crush on her and is frequently close to her. However, her arrogant classmate Jessica Bard gets the position and Ryden is forced to return home in the suburb to live with her family: her optimistic father Walter, who wants to do everything by himself; her careful mother Carmella who administrates the short resources of her family; her eccentric grandmother Maureen; and her weird little brother Hunter, who wants to race in a boxcar derby. Ryden unsuccessfully seeks a job and feels frustrated, but is emotionally supported by Adam. When Walter accidentally runs over the cat of his next-door neighbor David Santiago with Ryden's car, they visit him to give their sympathies. ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Pre-Life Crisis. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual situations and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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21 August 2009 (USA)  »

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The Post Grad Survival Guide  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,651,996 (USA) (21 August 2009)

Gross:

$6,373,693 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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Carol Burnett played Jane Lynch's mother on Glee. See more »

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When Ryden is giving the bags to Jessica, after looking at the last bag, she storms out the store never really putting the bag back on the shelf. See more »

Quotes

Ryden Malby: [from the trailer] This is not the way it's supposed to go, you're not supposed to comeback when you've already left the nest!
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References The Passion of the Christ (2004) See more »

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I Can't Do This by Myself
Written by José Miguel Contreras
Performed by By Divine Right
Courtesy of Linus Entertainment
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nothing special
3 September 2010 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This was a very bland teen type of film. It's about a girl, Ryden, whom graduates near the top of her college class. She thinks she has everything planned out with a job and an apartment. But finding a job is much harder than she imagined. So, she moves back in with her parents, whom really aren't interesting characters. Here the movie could have been done better, if the parents were funny, but they weren't. So she goes to a lot of job interviews, once again, not really that interesting. Then there is the love interest, Adam, a guy she has known for years whom has always liked her but she considered him a friend till now. When he leaves, she realizes she liked him too so sets out on a new path in life at the end.

FINAL VERDICT: This was like a dull teen movie and it wasn't even supposed to be a comedy. Not worth seeing.


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