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Moving McAllister (2007)




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An ambitious young intern at a prestigious Miami law firm finds his dreams of passing the bar and becoming a real lawyer thrown into question when he hastily agrees to help one of the firm's partners move -- only to discover that the attorney's new home is in Los Angeles. Rick Robinson (Ben Gourley) has what it takes to become a great lawyer, the only trouble is that he's a bit of a pushover. Though today he spends most of his time copying documents and dreaming of courtroom debate, in four short days he will take the bar and begin his professional career. Upon stepping into the office elevator and noticing one of the firm's partners, Maxwell McAllister (Rutger Hauer), the starstruck Rick jumps at the chance to help the counselor move. His patience is put to the ultimate test, however, when he arrives at the lawyer's house to find a mountain of boxes and a note demanding that he hire a moving truck and drive the load to Los Angeles. As if that weren't bad enough, the lawyer's pet pig and spoiled, college-dropout daughter, Michele (Mila Kunis), will be joining him on the drive. Not only does the tempestuous Southern belle seem intent on sabotaging Rick at every turn, but by the time he arrives in L.A. he will have to jump on a plane and race home in order to take the bar exam on time. Strong bonds have a funny way of forming in tense situations, though, and before Rick and Michele know it, they can't stand the idea of being apart. Moving McAllister also co-stars Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite).more
Rating: PG-13 (for some drug content, sexual references and crude humor)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Gourley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 2008
First Independent Pictures - Official Site


Mila Kunis
as Michelle
Jon Heder
as Orlie
Rutger Hauer
as McAllister
Billy Drago
as The Lady
Peter Jason
as Mr. Robinson
Catherine Grace
as Mrs. Robinson
Joe Unger
as Lanky
Whitby Hertford
as Fast-Food Cashier
Maclain Nelson
as Bear Diddly
Whit Hertford
as Fastfood Cashier
Tennay Evans
as Thompson
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Critic Reviews for Moving McAllister

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Black possesses an impressive visual instinct, enhanced by Doug Chamberlain's cinematography, which distinguishes the film from other modestly budgeted indies.

Full Review… | September 18, 2007
Top Critic

Lacking so much as one interesting creative flourish, Moving McAllister may inspire your inner-development exec to scream out script notes in the hope that somehow, maybe, the characters will hear you and give them a try.

Full Review… | September 13, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

You'd have to be awfully new to moviegoing to be surprised by any of the plot points in Moving McAllister

Full Review… | February 4, 2008

Actively anti-intelligent.

Full Review… | October 14, 2007

Though Moving McAllister's heart and soul are in the right place, it's a terrible excuse for a movie.

September 14, 2007

There's so little to it that it's kind of a miracle anything actually stuck onto the film emulsion. Yet unfold along it does for 93 unimaginative minutes.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Los Angeles Daily News

Audience Reviews for Moving McAllister


Can't figure out why people didn't like this movie. I thought it was funny. If you go in not taking it too seriously then you are bound to enjoy the quirky characters and the crazy antics. I say it's funny.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


Ben Gourly, Mila Kunis, Jon Heder, Rutger Hauer, Hubbel Palmer

Rick Robinson is a ladder-climbing law intern from Miami with four days until the Bar Exam. Desperate to score points with his boss (McAllister), he commits to a favor he can't afford. He ends up in a rundown truck headed to L.A. with his boss's possessions, his Hollywood-bound niece, and her pet pig. Amidst hitch-hikers, breakdowns, and assorted local yokels, Rick finds love, life and maybe himself in this trans-American road trip from hell.
Great comedy. Laughed a lot through this film. It's silly, quirky, a little weird, and very entertaining. Jon Heder was hillarious in this movie. Just a fun roadtrip movie to watch, not to be taken seriously. About a guy just finding himself with the help from a couple of free spirited people. This movie got a lot of bad reviews, but I have to disagree. I found it refreshing and very funny. Maybe not most peoples taste, but I like these kinds of comedies. There's no doubt that this movie will make you laugh.


Super Reviewer

Eccentric characters! Wacky situations! Nearly no laughs!

William Goss

Super Reviewer

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