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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Davies
Walter Malby
Grandma Maureen
David Santiago
Jessica Bard
Barbara Snaff
Roy Davies (as JK Simmons)
Robert Arce ...
Woman at Graduation
Security Guard (as Oscar 'Big O' Dillon)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Pre-Life Crisis. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Post Grad Survival Guide  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$6,373,693 (USA) (2 October 2009)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Carol Burnett played Jane Lynch's mother on Glee. See more »


At the graduation, all the graduation caps have the year '08 on them, but the banner behind the valedictorian reads 2009. See more »


Ryden Malby: I don't want your "pity" hug.
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What Happened to It
Written by Inara George and Greg Kurstin
Performed by The Bird and the Bee
Courtesy of The Blue Note Label Group
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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decent at most
5 January 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

One would expect that an actress such as Alexis Blendel would have something known as experience by now. Tragically that is not the case. Despite her sparkling eyes there is simply nothing from her side that could sustain this comedy. The only thing about her is her cuteness but that doesn't count as talent. Jane Lynch, Carol Burnett and Michael Keaton make this movie bearable. Sadly they don't get enough screen time in this flick. Other actors seem underpaid and thus unmotivated. Rodrigo Santoro plays some Hollywood Latino douche who, out of nowhere, comes up with a quote that turns the whole movie around. If you've seen the trailer, you've seen it all. Watch it if you're really bored or if you got a crush on Alexis Blendel - avoid if not. You have been warned.

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