POST GRAD

Unfunny and Lame

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Release Date: August 21, 2009

Starring: Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford,
Michael Keaton, Carol Burnett,
Jane Lynch Rodrigo Santoro,
and Catherine Reitman

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 89 minutes

Distributor: Fox Atomic/20th Century
Fox/News Corp.

Director: Vicky Jenson

Executive Producer: Tom Pollock

Producer: Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck and
Jeffrey Clifford

Writer: Kelly Fremon

Address Comments To:

Rupert Murdoch, Chairman/CEO of News Corp.
Peter Chernin, President/COO of The Fox Group
Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, Chairmen/CEO
Fox Filmed Entertainment
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
(Fox Atomic)
10201 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 369-1000
Website: www.fox.com

Content:

(RoRo, B, LLL, V, S, N, AA, M) Strong Romantic worldview mixed with a moral theme of family being more important than success in business; 22 obscenities and 12 profanities; slapstick soap box derby crash and “fender bender” car crash; unmarried couple starts to disrobe for sexual relations but are interrupted, plus passionate kissing; upper male nudity; drinking of beer and wine, including getting drunk; no smoking or drugs; and, dysfunctional family portrayed.

Summary:

POST GRAD is the story of success driven recent graduate Ryden suddenly having her post graduate plans unravel. With an uneven script and not much to recommend in the way of directing, POST GRAD stumbles along amid plenty of foul language, so extreme caution is advised.

Review:

POST GRAD is the story of success driven recent graduate Ryden suddenly having her post graduate plans unravel. Ryden does not land her dream job and must move back home with her quirky family. She struggles to find a job while her father tries to get her involved in one harebrained scheme after another.

Ryden’s best friend, Adam, longs to be more than friends with Ryden, but she won’t return the feelings. Ryden becomes enamored with the next-door neighbor and forgets about an important event with Adam. This causes Adam to decide to leave her for good and move to New York for law school.

Ryden finally lands a great job but realizes that what she really wants is to be with Adam. So, she must decide whether to stay at her job or move to New York to be with him.

POST GRAD holds together as a movie only because of Alexis Bledel’s performance as Ryden. She is charming and fun.

The story is weak, however, resulting in Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett doing unfunny things and saying unfunny dialogue. The directing is average with very little to recommend.

There is plenty of foul language in POST GRAD. Aslo, Ryden and the next door neighbor, in a moment of passion, start to disrobe in order to have sexual relations, but they are interrupted.

The good news is that the movie does show that family and relationships are more valuable than success in business. Otherwise, POST GRAD needs to be viewed with caution.

In Brief:

POST GRAD is the story of Rydan, a success-driven recent graduate Ryden suddenly having her post graduate plans unravel. Ryden does not land her dream job and must move back home with her quirky family. She struggles to find a job while her father tries to get her involved in one harebrained scheme after another. Ryden’s best friend, Adam, longs to be more than friends with Ryden, but she won’t reciprocate. She’s more enamored with her next-door neighbor. Will she ever realize that Adam is the man for her?

POST GRAD holds together as a movie only because of Alexis Bledel’s performance as Ryden. She is charming and fun. The story is weak, however, resulting in Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett doing unfunny things and saying unfunny dialogue. The directing is average, with very little to recommend. Regrettably, the movie contains plenty of foul language. Also, Ryden and the next-door neighbor, in the throes of passion, start to disrobe in order to be sexual, but they are interrupted. The movie does show that family and relationships are more valuable than success in business. Otherwise, POST GRAD must be approached with caution.