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Mr. Woodcock (2007)

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Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made middle school hell for generations of students.

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Craig Gillespie

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Jasper Woodcock
Seann William Scott ... John Farley
Susan Sarandon ... Beverly Farley
Amy Poehler ... Maggie
Melissa Sagemiller ... Tracy
Ethan Suplee ... Nedderman
Jacob Davich ... Nedderman's Brother
Kyley Baldridge ... Young Farley
Alec George ... Young Nedderman
Joseph Michael Sargent Joseph Michael Sargent ... Young Watson
M.C. Gainey ... Hal - Barber #1
Brent Briscoe ... Barber #2
Dave Kuhr ... Bookish Guy
Lisa K. Wyatt ... Housewife
Kurt Fuller ... Councilman Luke
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Storyline

Fatherless John Farley's youth frustration, even trauma, like many his school kids' in his Nebraska small town home, was the constant abuse and humiliation in sadistic Jasper Woodcock's gym class. After college, doting son John became a motivational bestseller author and returns during a book signing tour to receive the backwater's highest honor. To John's horror, his devoted mother Beverly announces her plans to marry the hated coach and he's to be celebrated on the same event as John. Only ridiculous fatso Nedderman and his strange brother try to help Farley stop Woodcock, but that keeps backfiring. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

Letting Go Of Your Past Is Hard... Especially When It's Dating Your Mom. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Ramona Dynasty Band from Riverside California was featured as the local high school marching band in 2 scenes. See more »

Goofs

During the conversation in the bar between John and Maggie, the layout of hands, cell phone, glass and the amount of drinks changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Woodcock: It's too late. She's made her mind up, Farley.
John Farley: What? My mom's the best thing that's ever happened to you.
Mr. Woodcock: One day you'll date girls and you'll understand. Once a woman makes her mind up... there's no changing it.
John Farley: Oh, I get it. You're scared. Your last marriage fell apart because she was cheating on you. Again, and again, and again.
Mr. Woodcock: The woman's a deviant, Farley. Who cares?
John Farley: So you're scared of getting hurt again?
Mr. Woodcock: Hey, spare me the self-help crap, OK? You're not a guru. You're a spoiled little kid who ...
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Connections

Referenced in Monsters University (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Treading Water
Written by Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca and Ira Elliot
Performed by Nada Surf
Courtesy of Barsuk Records and EMI Records LTD
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music, EMI France and EMI UK
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User Reviews

 
Not a total failure, but I think the trailer made promises it failed to keep.
17 September 2007 | by jigsawsXapprenticeSee all my reviews

I was pretty excited to see this movie because from what I saw it seemed really funny and I like Seann William Scott but I have to say I was sort of disappointed. Granted I went in expecting a funny stupid comedy but, it really wasn't all that funny. It seemed to me like they put all the funny scenes into the trailers and the rest of the movie was just filler. It's like they tried to be a really hilarious comedy but then towards the end they tried to take an emotional turn and by then I was pretty disappointed by the lack of hilarity that I didn't care anymore. And don't get me wrong, I did laugh, but I laughed at all the parts I had already seen in the trailers.

All in all, this movie wasn't a total failure, but I wouldn't bother watching it again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Woodcock See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,100,000, 16 September 2007

Gross USA:

$25,799,486

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,683,200
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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