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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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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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Chancellor
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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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$6,373,693 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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Amanda Bynes was originally set to star. See more »

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During the concert, Adam picks up an electric sunburst guitar, the shot then goes to the crowd and back to him and his electric has become an acoustic guitar (around 53 minutes). See more »

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David Santiago: What you do with your life is, really just one half of the equation. The other half, the more important half, really is, who you're with when you're doing it.
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Si Señor
Written by Fermin Caballero Elizondo, Raul Chapa Elizalde and Jason Roberts
Performed by Control Machete
Courtesy of Universal Music Latino
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A fun little comedy
21 August 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Post Grad is obviously not the greatest movie out there. It's not going to win any awards, or be loved by the critics. However, it is still a cute movie that allows you to escape for an hour and forty minutes. It has some really funny scenes, and has moral lessons to teach. It's not being received very well and I understand why. It's just a light, fluffy, little movie more suitable for the younger ages. I admit, it could have been better but I wasn't expecting much from the beginning. It was simply a fun little comedy, and one that I'm sure many people can relate to. I didn't find Alexis Bledel annoying. She gave the role all it needed. Her love interest Zach Gilford, was cute and did a decent job. Michael Keaton was the funniest character hands down, and the rest of Bledel's family offered much of the comedy in the film. In all, it's an enjoyable film. I would recommend renting it though, it's not really a theatre-worthy film.


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