Mr. Woodcock

September 14th, 2007







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Plot
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 high school hell for generations of students.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.1/10 (18,303 voted)

Critic's Score: 41/100

Director: Craig Gillespie

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon

Storyline
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 high school hell for generations of students.

Writers: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert

Cast:
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 - Young Watson
M.C. Gainey - Hal - Barber #1
Brent Briscoe - Barber #2
Dave Kuhr - Bookish Guy
Lisa K. Wyatt - Housewife
Kurt Fuller - Councilman Luke

Taglines: You thought your family was nuts



Details

Official Website: Metropolitan Films [France] | Official site |

Release Date: 14 September 2007

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $22,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,761,369 (USA) (16 September 2007) (2231 Screens)

Gross: $25,628,629 (USA) (4 November 2007)



Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:



Did You Know?

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

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When John slips off the treadmill, he smashes into the weightlifters. Yet when that happens, a few of them bend where John hits them.

Quotes:
John Farley: Lets go, Woodcock.
Mr. Woodcock: You must like getting spanked, Farley. I guess it runs in the family.



User Review

More mediocre comedy from Thornton-on-autopilot

Rating: 4/10

Like last year's School for Scoundrels, Woodcock is yet another movie in which Billy Bob Thornton plays a violent dick (no pun intended) and fails to be anywhere near as funny as he should be, thanks to a sloppy, almost laugh-less script. To make matters worse, he's not the only comedian whose considerable talents are wasted on this predictable mess; Ethan Suplee and Seann William Scott, two of the funniest men alive, have nearly nothing to do with their characters. Speaking of predictability, here's a cliché for you: Seen the trailer? Then you've seen the movie. Just about every truly funny part was crammed into the commercials.

I love Bad Santa and all, but it has really done more harm than good seeing as another Thornton-acts-like-a-sociopath-and-gets-away-with-it "comedy" gets released every year. He is an amazing actor and totally wasted on these forgettable carbon copies. I'm not denying that I laughed a couple of times ('cause let's face it, Thornton abusing kids is funny by default) but in the end Woodcock is just a half-baked comedy-drama which is neither hilarious nor touching.









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