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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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Taglines:

A Pre-Life Crisis. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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I Can't Do This by Myself
Written by José Miguel Contreras
Performed by Divine Right
Courtesy of Linus Entertainment
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A fun little comedy
21 August 2009 | by adri_wholivesathomeSee all my reviews

Post Grad is obviously not the greatest movie out there. It's not going to win any awards, or be loved by the critics. However, it is still a cute movie that allows you to escape for an hour and forty minutes. It has some really funny scenes, and has moral lessons to teach. It's not being received very well and I understand why. It's just a light, fluffy, little movie more suitable for the younger ages. I admit, it could have been better but I wasn't expecting much from the beginning. It was simply a fun little comedy, and one that I'm sure many people can relate to. I didn't find Alexis Bledel annoying. She gave the role all it needed. Her love interest Zach Gilford, was cute and did a decent job. Michael Keaton was the funniest character hands down, and the rest of Bledel's family offered much of the comedy in the film. In all, it's an enjoyable film. I would recommend renting it though, it's not really a theatre-worthy film.


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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, 23 August 2009

Gross USA:

$6,380,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,414,729
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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