Post Grad

August 21st, 2009







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Plot
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.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.2/10 (6,068 voted)

Critic's Score: 35/100

Director: Vicky Jenson

Stars: Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton, Carol Burnett

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 that 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 optimistic father Walter that wants to do everything by himself; her careful mother Carmella that administrates the short resources of her family; her eccentric grandmother Maureen; and her weird little brother Hunter that wishes to race in a boxcar derby. Ryden unsuccessfully seeks a job position 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...

Cast:
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
Robert Arce - Chancellor
Jeanie Hackett - Woman at Graduation
Oscar Dillon - Security Officer (as Oscar [Big O'] Dillon)
Vanessa Branch - Receptionist
Shirley Jordan - Interviewer

Taglines: Now What?



Details

Official Website: Fox Searchlight [United States] | Fox Searchlight [United States] |

Release Date: 21 August 2009

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000(estimated)

Gross: $6,373,693 (USA) (4 October 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:  | Argentina:  | USA: (approx)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Amanda Bynes was originally set to star.

Goofs:
Continuity: 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.

Quotes:
Ryden Malby: I don't want your "pity" hug.



User Review

A fun little comedy

Rating: 8/10

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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