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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

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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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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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

Adam Davies: [from the trailer] Everyone say, overpriced education!
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Soundtracks

Don't Give Me a Hard Time
Written by Joshua Brooksbank, Elliott Marchent, Henry Drysdale and James Sinclair
Performed by The Locarnos
Courtesy of South West Recordings
By arrangement with Zync Music Inc.
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Light-hearted entertainment
27 February 2013 | by groktaloSee all my reviews

The storyline is mainly about the sobering process of fresh College graduates, who face "the real life" for the first time.

The lead female character finds out that sheer enthusiasm and confidence alone might not suffice in the attempt to secure a future one aspires to. The lead male character learns that a combination of avoiding difficult decisions and living in denial is hardly the wisest approach to leading one's life. Granted, those are hardly ground-breaking insights, but it may still be fun to watch the process of coming to terms with the reality that those insights refer to.

Most of the other characters are there for the comic element.

Finally, the acting is passable considering the limitations of the script and the light-hearted spirit of the movie.


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