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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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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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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

David Santiago: [the entire family has walked in on Ryden on top of David with no shirt on, David and Ryden look up shocked] Fuck me.
Grandma Maureen: Well I would, but it appears someone beat me to it.
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Soundtracks

The Queen and I
Written by Dave Katz (as David Katz), Travie McCoy (as Travis McCoy), Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo, Matt McGinley (as Matthew McGinley) and Sam Hollander
Performed by Gym Class Heroes
Courtesy of Fueled by Ramen/Decaydance/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Succeeds With Flying Colors
19 March 2010 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

After college graduation, finding a job - make that finding a life can be the hardest task. Alexis Bledel is ideally cast as the upbeat if clueless young woman who, after her job aspirations got shattered, moves back home to a kooky (mildly put) family: Michael Keaton (propells fatherhood to new heights of lunacy), Janet Lynch (underused, but making the best of it), and Carol Burnett (priceless, as usual; she gets the best line catching her granddaughter in a compromising situation with the heartthrob Brazilian neighbor)...uh, and there's a younger brother who licks other children's heads (don't ask). "Post Grad" doesn't explore new territory, let alone dodging every cliché there is in the book, but it's got its heart in the right place and - like its protagonist - it's smart and funny and sweet.


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