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Post Grad (2009)

  • Rate: 5.1/10 total 6,203 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 21 August 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:88 min | Argentina:88 min | USA:88 min (approx)
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Post Grad (2009)


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  • IMDb page: Post Grad (2009)
  • Rate: 5.1/10 total 6,203 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 21 August 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:88 min | Argentina:88 min | USA:88 min (approx)
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $15,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $6,373,693(USA)(4 October 2009)
  • Director: Vicky Jenson
  • Stars: Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett
  • Original Music By: Christophe Beck   
  • Soundtrack: One Day
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Title Directed By Female | Graduation | Unemployment | Graduation Speech | TV Studio

Writing Credits By:

  • Kelly Fremon (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Amanda Bynes was originally set to star.

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: At the graduation, all the graduation caps have the year '08 on them, but the banner behind the valedictorian reads 2009.

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. Full summary »  »

Story: 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…Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  


Synopsis: Eternal optimist Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) has the most brutal of wake-up calls when she graduates from college and can’t find a job, forcing her back home to live with her oddball family. Frustrated and confused about how her life is supposed to turn out, she soon realizes that her longtime platonic best friend is the only one who makes everything in her crazy life make sense. [D-Man2010]

The movie opens with Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) preparing for her college graduation. Ryden has had her life planned out since she was eleven. She wanted to get good grades, earn a college scholarship and get a great job at the publishing house Happerman and Browning. So far, everything is on track including the interview she has scheduled for her dream job.

At the graduation ceremony, Ryden’s family arrived late, causing a little bit of a scene. In addition to her parents (Jane Lynch and Michael Keaton) and little brother, her grandmother (Carol Burnett) is there with her oxygen tank. Ryden’s rival, Jessica Bard, gives the graduation speech and then Ryden and her family go out to eat to celebrate. Ryden’s best friend, Adam (Zach Gilford) joins them. Adam has had feelings for Ryden since they met freshman year. He has also applied to law school at Columbia, but has not decided if he wants to go if accepted. Meanwhile, Ryden reveals to her family that she has an interview scheduled the next week and that she’s even found a loft apartment that she plans to rent.

Adam goes with Ryden to look at the apartment before her interview. She is so confident of her prospects that she leaves an application and hefty deposit check. On the way to the interview, a truck hits Ryden’s car and drives away without giving her his insurance information. Ryden is forced to hustle to Happerman and Browning.

When she arrives for the interview, she is directed to a waiting area filled with other applicants. Finally, it is Ryden’s turn to interview. When asked why she wants the job, she gives an eloquent speech about how she’s been preparing for it her whole life and she can’t imagine herself doing anything else. The interviewer responds with a blank stare and thanks her for coming. As Ryden is leaving, Jessica Bard arrives and the interview greets her warmly.

Unemployed, Ryden gives up her dream of living in the loft apartment and moves in with her parents. Ryden’s father insists that he can fix her car himself, despite her protests. As they unload the truck, her father steps in poop left by the neighbor’s cat. He confronts the neighbor, David Santiago (Rodrigo Santoro). Adam watches as Ryden meets, and is clearly attracted to, David.

Ryden proceeds to interview for a number of jobs without success. Her father accidentally runs over David’s cat. Ryden and David get to know each other. He offers her a job as a production assistant on the infomercials that he directs and they start to get physical when her family walks in, interrupting the moment.

Ryden has a number of run-ins with Jessica Bard, who got the job at Happerman and Browning. Meanwhile, Adam has not decided if he should go to Columbia Law or pursue music. He gets the opportunity to headline at a local venue and plans a big night with a fancy celebration dinner with Ryden. However, Ryden ends up spending the evening with David and forgets about her plans with Adam. When she arrives home, Adam is waiting for her. He tells her that he’s tired of waiting for her to love him the way he loves her and he doesn’t want her to be a part of his future.

Eventually, Ryden gets a call from Happerman and Browning offering her the job. Jessica has been fired. Ryden proceeds to work long hours doing menial tasks. She tries several times to call Adam to apologize, but he won’t take her calls. Finally, in a grand gesture, she borrows an ice cream truck and drives it to where he’s playing basketball. She reminds him of his advice to her earlier that any problem can be solved with an eskimo pie. He tells her that he forgives her, but he can’t hang out with her because he’s leaving for New York the next day. He says he’ll call when he settled and goes back to his game.

Ryden finally realizes who she spends her life with is more important than what she’s doing, so she packs her things and flies to New York to surprise Adam and tell him that she loves him.

In the final scene, the Malbys call Ryden to tell her that they are all coming to visit.~Written by Angela~


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Ali Bell known as associate producer
  • Jeffrey Clifford known as producer
  • Steven R. McGlothen known as co-producer
  • Joe Medjuck known as producer
  • Gerald D. Moon known as production executive
  • Tom Pollock known as executive producer
  • Ivan Reitman known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Alexis Bledel known as Ryden Malby
  • Zach Gilford known as Adam Davies
  • Michael Keaton known as Walter Malby
  • Jane Lynch known as Carmella Malby
  • Bobby Coleman known as Hunter Malby
  • Carol Burnett known as Grandma Maureen
  • Rodrigo Santoro known as David Santiago
  • Catherine Reitman known as Jessica Bard
  • Mary Anne McGarry known as Barbara Snaff
  • J.K. Simmons known as Roy Davies
  • Robert Arce known as Chancellor
  • Jeanie Hackett known as Woman at Graduation
  • Oscar Dillon known as Security Officer (as Oscar [Big O'] Dillon)
  • Vanessa Branch known as Receptionist
  • Shirley Jordan known as Interviewer
  • Craig Robinson known as Funeral Director
  • Michael Grant Terry known as College Grad
  • Melissa Tang known as College Friend #1
  • Brandon Phillips known as College Friend #2
  • Parisa Fitz-Henley known as College Friend #3
  • Robert M. Koch known as Gary the Buckle Man
  • Fred Armisen known as Guacanator Pitchman
  • Don Stroud known as Manager at the Mint (as Donnie D. Stroud)
  • Alexandra Holden known as Cute Funky Girl
  • Angel Oquendo known as Police Officer
  • Desean Terry known as Young Cop
  • Andrew Daly known as Lloyd Hastings
  • Kirk Fox known as Buckle-O-Bill
  • Anna Khaja known as Juanita
  • Gino Woulard known as Box Car Racer #1
  • Reid Harper known as Box Car Racer #2
  • Samantha Epstein known as Box Car Racer #3
  • Patrick O'Connor known as Landlord
  • Dempsey Pappion known as Basketball Player
  • Basilina Butler known as Graduation Parent (as Basil McCurry)
  • Jeremy Clark known as Joe Schraeder (uncredited)
  • Waymond Lee known as Commencement Grad / Guest (uncredited)
  • Demetri Martin known as TV Commercial Producer (uncredited)
  • Lester G. Reynolds known as Handcuffed Suspect (uncredited)
  • Mahryah Shain known as Magazine Editor (uncredited)
  • Matthew Thane known as Fisherman (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Deborah La Mia Denaver known as makeup department head
  • Roxane Griffin known as key hair stylist
  • Maryann Marchetti known as key makeup artist
  • Peter Tothpal known as hair department head
  • Jennifer Turchi known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Hugh Conlon known as construction coordinator
  • Marta Dacosta known as art department production assistant
  • Francesco Ferrara known as painter
  • Darryl Henley known as storyboard artist
  • Kon Iliov known as construction coordinator
  • Thierry Labbe known as leadman
  • Greg Manke known as assistant property master
  • Caryn Marcus known as set dresser buyer
  • Richard N. McGuire known as gangboss
  • Jeremy Meyer known as art department coordinator
  • Christopher Morente known as on-set greensman
  • Jeffrey M. O'Brien known as property master
  • Richard Reynolds known as set designer
  • Abigail Sheiner known as art department coordinator
  • Steve Sickle known as greens foreman
  • Andre Sowards known as on-set dresser
  • Schuyler Telleen known as art department coordinator
  • Schuyler Telleen known as graphic designer




Production Companies:

  • Fox Atomic (presents)
  • Cold Spring Pictures (in association with)
  • Montecito Picture Company, The (as Montecity Picture Company)

Other Companies:

  • EarCandy  sound post-production
  • ABKCO Music and Records  soundtrack
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dolly
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Klass Entertainment  product placement
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Shadowplay Studio  main titles
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility
  • Wildfire Studios  sound post-production
  • Wildfire Studios  sound re-recording


  • 20th Century Fox (2010) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Japan (2010) (Japan) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2010) (Argentina) (all media)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Custom Film Effects

Visual Effects by:

  • Ryan Beadle known as data managment supervisor
  • Samuel M. Dabbs known as digital compositor
  • James Gambino known as rotoscoping
  • Sarah Grieshammer known as digital compositor
  • Shaina Holmes known as digital compositor
  • Paulina Kuszta known as visual effects coordinator

Release Date:

  • USA 13 August 2009 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
  • Canada 21 August 2009
  • USA 21 August 2009
  • Germany 3 December 2009
  • Australia 1 January 2010
  • Ireland 1 January 2010
  • UK 1 January 2010
  • Brazil 8 January 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Poland 29 January 2010
  • Argentina 9 April 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Spain 16 April 2010
  • Japan 2 July 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • France 7 July 2010
  • Finland 9 July 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Italy 9 July 2010
  • Sweden 14 July 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Netherlands 3 August 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Hungary 6 August 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Turkey 11 August 2010 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sexual situations and brief strong language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. adri_wholivesathome from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    Post Grad is obviously not the greatest movie out there. It's not goingto win any awards, or be loved by the critics. However, it is still acute movie that allows you to escape for an hour and forty minutes. Ithas some really funny scenes, and has moral lessons to teach. It's notbeing received very well and I understand why. It's just a light,fluffy, little movie more suitable for the younger ages. I admit, itcould 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 peoplecan relate to. I didn't find Alexis Bledel annoying. She gave the roleall it needed. Her love interest Zach Gilford, was cute and did adecent job. Michael Keaton was the funniest character hands down, andthe rest of Bledel's family offered much of the comedy in the film. Inall, it's an enjoyable film. I would recommend renting it though, it'snot really a theatre-worthy film.

  2. winchester666 from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    Now i'm not going to say this film was a classic or something you willwant to watch over and over. What I can say about this film is that itwas very surprising and offbeat despite the way the film was promoted.

    Bandslam promoting take 2. Like the film Bandslam headlined by Disneystars, this film suffers from a lack of realistic advertising.Basically the film you think your going to see, you aren't. Bandslamwas not a Disney film so much as a quirky teen comedy about diversityand the unification of those otherwise lone wolves for a greater cause.

    Post Grad is essentially a film about a girl, Alexis Bledel, whoseideas of life post grad come crashing down around her when she realizesit isn't as she assumed it would be. Finding a job is much tougher thenexpected, and it doesn't help that she is unqualified, but overconfident.

    The film delves a little deeper with a lot of little subplots rangingfrom cute to over the top and strange, grandmother shopping for her owncoffin.

    The film was pretty offbeat and not as mainstream slapstick as it comesoff in the trailers. It is a semi realistic film and Alexis does thebest I have seen her do since Season one of Gilmore Girls. While sheisn't Meryl Streep she plays the role of Ryden with great presence.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the film and think that if it had better promotingand was targeted also at indie film fans, this film had the potentialto be a hit.

    Jane Lynch is also really great in the film, serving her characterdutifully. Overall I was surprised and enjoyed the film, despite thenegative reviews it has received.

    This isn't a plant review FYI, check my posting history if you will, Isaw the film, and enjoyed it. I would give it a chance. It's a funlight film, perfect to take your mind off the current state of economyand Swine Flu worries floating about.

    A fun, fun film. Check it out!

  3. Lady Targaryen from Brazil
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    Ryden Malby is a young woman who planned most of her academic life:since school to her dream job. She always had good grades in school andin College, and now that she is graduated, she is certain that she willget a job as assistant editor in the publishing house Happerman &Browning, in L.A. But sadly for her,Jessica Bard, her arrogantclassmate and biggest rival, gets the position she dreamed of. AndRyden is forced to return home to live with her parents again, whereshe will need to deal with lots of frustrations and many refuses of thejobs she is applying to.

    I decided to watch this movie because at first, I liked the plot (the-graduating- girl -who- stays -unemployed- for- a -long -time is muchmore realistic then that thing in the movies that shows that everybodywho graduates has an incredible job who pays you a lot of money!). Butas I started watching it, I saw that the movie doesn't have anythingspecial: it doesn't work as a comedy, since it's not funny, and doesn'twork as a drama or real life story. We see Ryden struggle a lot tofinally get a good job, and when she finally gets it, she gave up inorder to run away after her best friend? Seriously, I found that sostupid and unreal. I know this is a movie and we shouldn't worry toomuch about it, but I don't think the final message of it matches withthe character's dreams or realizations. Sorry, doesn't work for me.

    The only thing I really liked in this movie was to see Rodrigo Santoro,my hot compatriot, in a movie with more lines and more acting then theprevious ones he participated.

  4. weronews from Austria
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    After college graduation, finding a job – make that finding a life canbe the hardest task. Alexis Bledel is ideally cast as the upbeat ifclueless young woman who, after her job aspirations got shattered,moves back home to a kooky (mildly put) family: Michael Keaton(propells fatherhood to new heights of lunacy), Janet Lynch (underused,but making the best of it), and Carol Burnett (priceless, as usual; shegets the best line catching her granddaughter in a compromisingsituation with the heartthrob Brazilian neighbor)…uh, and there's ayounger brother who licks other children's heads (don't ask). "PostGrad" doesn't explore new territory, let alone dodging every clichéthere is in the book, but it's got its heart in the right place and -like its protagonist – it's smart and funny and sweet.

  5. Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) has planned her academic life since she wasin high-school to get a college scholarship; now she has just graduatedin English and in her master plan she expects to get a job as assistanteditor in the publishing house Happerman & Browning, in Los Angeles.Her platonic best friend is Adam Davis (Zach Gilford) that has a crushon her and is frequently close to her. However, her arrogant classmateJessica Bard (Catherine Reitman) gets the position and Ryden is forcedto return home in the suburb to live with her optimistic father Walter(Michael Keaton) that wants to do everything by himself; her carefulmother Carmella (Jane Lynch) that administrates the the short resourcesof her family; her eccentric grandmother Maureen (Carol Burnett); andher weird little brother Hunter (Bobby Coleman) that wishes to race ina boxcar derby. Ryden unsuccessfully seeks a job position and feelsfrustrated but is emotionally supported by Adam. When Walteraccidentally runs over the cat of his next-door neighbor David Santiago(Rodrigo Santoro) with Ryden's car, they visit him to give theirsympathies. Ryden feels attracted by the handsome Brazilian and has abrief affair with him, forgetting Adam that decides to move to New Yorkto study in the law school of Columbia. Meanwhile Ryden is invited tojoin Happerman & Browning and she discovers that feelings cannot beplanned.

    "Post Grad" is one of those movies that professional movie critics hateand obviously will never be awarded or nominated or even participate infestivals. The low IMDb User Rating (5.1/10 with 2,128 votes) is anevidence of the foregoing statement. However, this romantic comedy isan enjoyable family entertainment recommended for a Saturday or Sundayafternoon. The delightful film is funny and very pleasant, with a goodmessage. Alexis Bledel, from "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants",is one of the most beautiful actresses of the younger generation andthe role of Ryden Malby seems to be tailored for her. The BrazilianRodrigo Santoro and the unknown Zach Gilford have good participation asromantic pairs of Alexis Bledel. The veterans Michael Keaton, JaneLynch and Carol Burnett have an effective participation composing avery weird suburban family. The shameful DVD released in Brazil by Foxdo Brasil does not have subtitles in Portuguese. My vote is seven.

    Title (Brazil): "Recém Formada – E Agora?" ("Just Graduated – AndNow?")

  6. Jackpollins from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    Ryden (Alexis Bledel) is a new college graduate. She plans to work at ahuge firm, but doesn't get the job. Now she is forced to move into herold house with her eccentric family. She has her wacky mom, Carmella(Jane Lynch), her caring dad, Walter (Michael Keaton), her best friend,Adam (Zach Gilford), and her brother, Hunter (Bobby Coleman). She hasto balance moving back into the nest while trying to find a decent job.Bledel has a certain charm, a certain spark in her, but she is stuckwith a character you simply can't like. She doesn't like Adam datinganyone, but she refuses to date Adam. All she has to do is find adecent job, but ends up complaining when she takes a horrible job. Thewhole cast, including Lynch, Keaton, Coleman, and Gilford are all sogood, and I've seen them be good in other stuff. They all are prettygood here, but also have characters you are forced to not like. It'sjust a mess of a film with a certain charm, a certain spark of light toit. Unfortunately, you can't connect with these characters, and you donot care what happens to any of these characters. This makes this amovie that's not terrible, but you can do better, so don't kickyourself if you never see this movie.

  7. Jizdenky from Fraggle Rock
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    Many of us can relate to the Ryden character in 'Post Grad'. Havingbeen in a similar situation and knowing that Alexis Bledel would leadthe movie, I decided to watch it. The film starts off well with anoverenthusiastic, overconfident and naive Ryden going to her interviewand then being 'bumped off' by an arch rival. The comedy works verywell (except for the Michael Keaton belt lock sequence which appearslike forced humour) but otherwise 'Post Grad' moves at a very slowpace. I think Vicky could have added more comedy and gone more in depthwith Ryden's struggle. Alexis Bledel is very good as Ryden Malby and Ihope she gets more fine roles in great movies in the future. MichaelKeaton is a little over the top but it was good to see him after a longtime. Jane Lynch is poorly underused. Carol Burnett is hilarious. Itwas only much later that I found out that Adam wasn't played by GabrielMann but by an actor named Zach Gilford (who is a splitting image).Overall, it's not too bad for a one time watch but it could have beenway more fun.

  8. gregeichelberger from San Diego
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    In a year of really bad comic movies ("Year One," "Observe & Report,""Funny People," "I Love You, Beth Cooper," among others), this latesteffort from director Vicky Jenson (her first live-action feature afterhelming a series of animated films, including "Shark Tale" and "Shrek")makes a solid case for falling below all of them.

    A VERY solid case.

    And that's too bad, considering some fairly talented actors take part(including Michael Keaton, Carol Burnett, Jane Lynch, J. K. Simmons,etc.) in this trip to the principal's office that makes "Land of theLost" seem like "A Night At The Opera." This picture is a cross between"Legally Blonde" and "Running With Scissors," and made me want to giveeveryone involved a month of detention.

    Kindergarten-level plot has Ryden Malby (the beautiful but talentlessAlexis Blendel, "Sin City") graduating college with high grades andhigher expectations. After failing to secure the high-poweredpublishing position she had been anticipating, she must now return toher parents' home and deal with her Hollyweird family, including wackydad (Keaton), down-to-earth mom (Lynch), cheap and cranky grandma(Burnett) and bizarre little moppet, Hunter (Bobby Coleman, "MartianChild").

    Meanwhile, Ryden's best friend from college, Adam (Zach Gilford, TVseries "Grey's Anatomy" and "Friday Night Lights"), who fancies himselfa singer – he isn't – is torn between his musical career or going toColumbia Law School (don't give up your day job, man). The gangly oafhas always loved Ryden, but never tells her, even when a Brazilianromeo, Rodrigo (David Santiago, "Che," TV series "Lost") swoops in.

    Even more annoying subplots include running over a cat, dad's effortsto sell stolen belt buckles, grandma goes shopping for coffins, Rodrigodirecting an infomercial starring "SNL's" Fred Armisen (dressed as agiant avocado) and little Hunter's desire to have the coolest soap boxracer of all-time.

    All the while, poor Ryden continues to feel sorry for herself and dreamthat she is more qualified than she actually is. Then, when she mightjust get the job of her dreams, she's willing to throw it all away on awhim. None of the actors here – good or bad – can do ANTHING with thisdisjointed, stilted, clichéd and totally humorless script (by KellyFremon, "Streak"), told in a series of poorly conceived vignettes.

    "Post Grad" definitely does not make the grade here, and anyone whopays good money to see this bad report card should be expelled from thetheater immediately.

  9. Paul Haakonsen from Denmark
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    This movie is fantastic, if you are a teenage girl… Which, I am not.So I found the movie to be rather dull and uninspiring. Sure there wereaspects of the story that was good, but in overall, the movie justwasn't meant for me.

    Though labeled as a comedy, there is only a handful of funny momentsthroughout the entire movie. It is more of a romantic movie than it isa comedy. And throw in some aspects dealing with life, finding a job,mortality, family matters, and you have "Post Grad".

    The cast in "Post Grad" actually did a good job. Alexis Bledel (playingRyden Malby) was very well cast for this particular role. However, theone carrying the movie and the one with the most comedy in the entiremovie was Michael Keaton (playing Walter Malby). Jane Lynch (playingCarmella Malby) was also doing a good job with her role. Right up therewith Michael Keaton was Carol Burnett (playing grandma Maureen), shewas just hilarious and had a very unique character to portray.

    This movie should appeal to young girls fresh out of college, as themovie deals with that matter, having to find a job, and dealing withthe love of your life. And in that manner, I think the movie did a goodjob (despite it not being up my alley).

    I sat down to watch the movie with the assumption that it was going tobe an average teenage comedy, but it was far from it. The movie is notbad, not at all, it just wasn't intended for the likes of me.

  10. brocksilvey from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 12:13 pm

    So does Alexis Bledel plan to build a movie career out of tracing thehypothetical life trajectory of the character she created on "GilmoreGirls?"

    This is the second movie I've seen this year in which Bledel basicallyplays Rory Gilmore at the stage of her life she would generally be inif "Gilmore Girls" was still on the air. In this movie, she's a perkygo-getter who's aghast when she finds out that the world will notnecessarily adapt itself to her designs and whims, until…guesswhat….it does and she gets everything she wanted anyway.

    This movie is harmless enough, but the only thing that makes it moreworth your time than something from the straight-to-DVD bargain bin inthe supermarket (or maybe this WAS one of those films) is a crazy andadmittedly pretty funny performance from Michael Keaton as Bledel'sdoofus father.

    Grade: B-

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