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Mr. Woodcock (2007)



Critic Consensus: Underutilizing a talented cast, Mr. Woodcock lacks the comic energy and timing to make the most of its intriguing premise.

Movie Info

When an author (Seann William Scott) learns that his mother (Susan Sarandon) is planning on exchanging vows with the high school gym teacher (Billy Bob Thornton) who made his life a living hell, he races home to stop the nuptials from taking place at any cost in this comedy from first-time feature film director Craig Gillespie.more
Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 2008
Box Office: $25.8M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


Billy Bob Thornton
as Mr. Woodcock
Ethan Suplee
as Nedderman
Jacob Davich
as Nedderman's Brother
Kyley Baldridge
as Young Farley
Alec George
as Young Nedderman
M.C. Gainey
as Hal, Barber No. 1
Brent Briscoe
as Barber No. 2
Dave Kuhr
as Bookish Guy
Lisa K. Wyatt
as Housewife
Kurt Fuller
as Councilman Luke
Michael Santorico
as Waiter at Barone's
Josh Shada
as Schwartz
Melissa Leo
as Sally Jansen
Jennifer Aspen
as Cindy the Realtor
Lyle Kanouse
as Carnie No. 1
Zia Harris
as Burn Out
Brad Beyer
as Jay Elms--Dumb Jock
Michael Mishaw
as Lounge Singer
Emily Wagner
as Cheery Woman
Googy Gress
as Earnest Man
Tyra Banks
as Herself
Jacob Christopher
as Young Teenager
Scott Adsit
as Cheesy Salesman
Van Epperson
as Carnie No. 2
Hallie Singleton
as Makeup Artist
Scott Stewart
as Farley Fan
Pedro Otero
as Airplane Pilot
Leonard Concepcion
as Airplane Pilot
Carissa Koutantzis
as Farley Stalker
Brett Smrz
as Dunigan
Sam Stefanski
as Pizza Waiter
Max Van Ville
as Pizza Waiter
Bill Macy
as Mr. Woodcock's Dad
Barbara Perry
as Old Woman
Jack Walsh
as Palumbo
Paul Johnson
as Announcer
Kip Martin
as Heartland Rocker
Bryant Carroll
as Tough Guy
Beth Gargan
as Manly Woman
Craig Gellis
as Tough Guy No.2
Héctor A. García
as Hispanic Kid
Lindsay Ballew
as Tall Brunette
Sean Dwyer
as Paramedic
Dan John Miller
as Family Man
Karl Hamann
as Trekkie
Kavi Ladner
as Official Woman
Tim Frisbie
as Older Man
Logan Grove
as Birthday Kid
Ralph Lister
as Scientist
Archie Hahn III
as Gym Teacher
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Woodcock

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (29)

Mr Woodcock is ok as far as predictable, low-brow Hollywood comedies are concerned, and it's considerably elevated by its above average cast.

Full Review… | July 12, 2008
Urban Cinefile

O longa não apenas acaba se revelando terrivelmente sem graça como também assusta por sua moral torta, condizente com a do personagem-título.

Full Review… | March 15, 2008
Cinema em Cena

we're stuck with Amy Poehler telling us she's an alcoholic and an unaware Susan Sarandon watching two men act like idiots, which unfortunately isn't funny at all.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
The Scorecard Review

...a tedious and hackneyed effort that surely (and hopefully) marks Billy Bob Thornton's final appearance as a comedically misanthropic curmudgeon...

Full Review… | February 28, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

The whole film is like a depressing nightmare.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Movie Metropolis

Apparently, Billy Bob Thornton has embraced the idea of appealing to the lowest possible common denominator. How else can you explain his presence in another bad taste bottom-feeder which might have been better titled Bad Gym Teacher, ala Bad Santa?

Full Review… | January 10, 2008
Sly Fox

Audience Reviews for Mr. Woodcock

If you're looking for Billy Bob Thornton's worst film, Mr. Woodcock is probably the one. I felt that Mr. Woodcock lacked anything funny or interesting that would make it a memorable comedy. The acting here sucks, and both Sean William Scott and Billy Bob Thornton give lazy performances and are actually quite boring to watch. The laughs are minimal. The film fails on being anything effective in its humor. The jokes feel forced, uninspired and they get old very quick. The acting suffers as well, and Thornton basically plays the same character he's played in previous films. With the exception with a rewrite, Thornton's character in this film is no different than previous characters that he's played. I felt that Mr. Woodcock was a missed opportunity to create a good comedy, and it might have worked if the story didn't really rely on Billy Bob's usual asshole image. Unfortunately the film relies only on that, instead of focusing on other elements which could have improved the film significantly. The film could have been a memorable comedy, and Billy Bob is a funny guy, but the script is too sloppy and unimpressive to really be entertaining. This is one of the weakest comedies starring Billy Bob Thornton, he's the right guy for this type of role, but the film relies too much on his asshole persona and doesn't do anything to really make the film interesting by exploring other ideas with plot.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


An average comedy with a strong cast line up. Pretty much run of the mill jokes about the son who disapproves of his Mum's new man. It turns out to be the gym instructor who made his life hell at school. Has a few funny moments but not nearly enough of them, especially for the talented line up!

Dean King

Super Reviewer


There were funny parts in the movie, but its so dumb and bad its hard to even remotely like this movie.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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