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Kicking and Screaming (1995)

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After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Grover
Samuel Gould ... Pete (as Sam Gould)
... Gail
Jonathan Baumbach ... Professor
... Louis
... Jane
Peter Czernin ... Lester
... Otis
... Max
... Chet
... Josselyn
... Skippy
... Miami
Christopher Reed ... Friedrich (as Chris Reed)
... Danny
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After college graduation, Grover's girlfriend Jane tells him she's moving to Prague to study writing. Grover declines to accompany her, deciding instead to move in with several friends, all of whom can't quite work up the inertia to escape their university's pull. Nobody wants to make any big decisions that would radically alter his life, yet none of them wants to end up like Chet, the professional student who tends bar and is in his tenth year of university studies. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Anxiety loves company.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong language, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Desmoi filias  »

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$704,543
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Trivia

The college is loosely based on Vassar College, which director Noah Baumbach attended. See more »

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At the airport, when Grover says, "Shit, I wish I hadn't seen that", his mark is clearly visible on the floor when he walks away. See more »

Quotes

Chet: How do you make God laugh? Make a plan.
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References Cocoon: The Return (1988) See more »

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The Lucky One
Written by Freedy Johnston
Performed by Freedy Johnston
Courtesy of Bar None Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Watch it twice, laugh twice as hard.
2 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Upon writing, deleting, and re-writing comments, one thing has become clear to me. The movie is funny. It twist sharp wit with comical character mannerisms. The first time, watch it to appreciate a well written and acted film. The second time, watch it to catch all the subtle passing background humor.

From the last days of college to whatever waits ahead, anyone who has had anxiety about getting older and finding a... job, career, wife, anything. I disagree with the previous poster, who said its only for the graduating and recently graduated. I first saw this movie when I was 16, and loved it. I'm 20, and I still love it, my friends love it, even the ones that said "indy-film? no thanks." If you like wit, cleverly developed characters, and well written scripts, you can't go wrong.


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