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Post Grad (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 21 August 2009 (USA)
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Post Grad is a movie starring Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton, and Carol Burnett. 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ryden Malby
... Adam Davies
... Walter Malby
... Carmella Malby
... Hunter Malby
... Grandma Maureen
... David Santiago
... Jessica Bard
... Barbara Snaff
... Roy Davies (as JK Simmons)
... Chancellor
Jeanie Hackett ... Woman at Graduation
... Security Guard (as Oscar 'Big O' Dillon)
... Receptionist
... Interviewer
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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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A Pre-Life Crisis. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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21 August 2009 (USA)  »

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The Post Grad Survival Guide  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Amanda Bynes was originally set to star. See more »

Goofs

At the graduation, all the graduation caps have the year '08 on them, but the banner behind the valedictorian reads 2009. See more »

Quotes

Ryden Malby: I don't want your "pity" hug.
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References Children of Men (2006) See more »

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Written by Inara George and Greg Kurstin
Performed by The Bird and the Bee
Courtesy of The Blue Note Label Group
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Awkward.....
29 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

In a word: awkward.

Why on earth did I watch this film? I like Zach Gilford, and his performance was pretty good for the most part. But the movie itself? I can't really say anything good about it. Chunks of action/dialogue seemed to be missing, and some of the performances felt a little off.

The only thing I commend is, bizarrely, the DVD extras. They have some awesome career advice from experts like Marcus Buckingham, and other fun bits that felt like a breath of fresh air (especially to those who recently graduated) So, skip the film, but watch for the special features. It'll save you time, and you might learn a thing or two.

6/10


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