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Post Grad (2009)

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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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Vicky Jenson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexis Bledel ... Ryden Malby
Zach Gilford ... Adam Davies
Michael Keaton ... Walter Malby
Jane Lynch ... Carmella Malby
Bobby Coleman ... Hunter Malby
Carol Burnett ... Grandma Maureen
Rodrigo Santoro ... David Santiago
Catherine Reitman ... Jessica Bard
Mary Anne McGarry ... Barbara Snaff
J.K. Simmons ... Roy Davies (as JK Simmons)
Robert Arce ... Chancellor
Jeanie Hackett Jeanie Hackett ... Woman at Graduation
Oscar Dillon ... Security Guard (as Oscar 'Big O' Dillon)
Vanessa Branch ... Receptionist
Shirley Jordan ... Interviewer
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Post Grad Survival Guide See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,651,996, 21 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,373,693, 4 October 2009
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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: I have a feet of an 80- year old man
Adam Davies: That's hot.
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Connections

References 21 Grams (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Pony (It's OK)
Written by Erin McCarley and Jamie Kenney
Performed by Erin McCarley
Courtesy of Universal Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Succeeds With Flying Colors
19 March 2010 | by weronewsSee 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), Jane 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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