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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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Vicky Jenson

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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

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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:

Ticket to Ride 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

Carol Burnett played Jane Lynch's mother on Glee (2009). See more »

Goofs

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: What you do with your life is, really just one half of the equation. The other half, the more important half, really is, who you're with when you're doing it.
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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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Post Grad Unemployment
28 January 2010 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Many of us can relate to the Ryden character in 'Post Grad'. Having been in a similar situation and knowing that Alexis Bledel would lead the movie, I decided to watch it. The film starts off well with an overenthusiastic, overconfident and naive Ryden going to her interview and then being 'bumped off' by an arch rival. The comedy works very well (except for the Michael Keaton belt lock sequence which appears like forced humour) but otherwise 'Post Grad' moves at a very slow pace. I think Vicky could have added more comedy and gone more in depth with Ryden's struggle. Alexis Bledel is very good as Ryden Malby and I hope she gets more fine roles in great movies in the future. Michael Keaton is a little over the top but it was good to see him after a long time. Jane Lynch is poorly underused. Carol Burnett is hilarious. It was only much later that I found out that Adam wasn't played by Gabriel Mann but by an actor named Zach Gilford (who is a splitting image). Overall, it's not too bad for a one time watch but it could have been way more fun.


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