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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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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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Comedy | Romance

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

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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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1.85 : 1
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Amanda Bynes was originally set to star. See more »

Goofs

When the grandma is in the kitchen, she has a head manikin in front of her but when the camera switches off her to Ryden's mother and back to the grandmother, the manikin is now different and behind her. See more »

Quotes

Ryden Malby: Hey. Life sucks without you. I miss you. Of course I miss you, I knew that I would. But it's not like a, 'hey, we had some great times, you know, keep in touch' kind of thing. It's more like, 'I can't eat, I can't sleep, I forget what it feels like to laugh' kind of thing. And I really think that when you left, you took my heart with you.
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References 21 Grams (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

El Microfono
Written by Holger Beier and Camilo Lara
Performed by Mexican Institute of Sound
Courtesy of Nacional Records
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Deserves reconsideration
7 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The storyline, cast, scenery, and such are remedy for a decent product. The more I see it, the scenes are yes quirky but believably normal. Some comments I've heard about this is that the 1 star raring is deserved but I wish this film was reconsidered considering the content. The editing may have been off or something but the meat of the movie is charmingly comfortable to watch. The lines are great, don'tcha think? I'm keeping this as more of a discussion topic rather than an actual review. From the house, the family car, the boyfriend situation, the temptations lurking next door, the cat scene, I mean there are so many parts to this movie that is lovable.


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