• PG-13, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Vicky Jenson
    In Theaters:
    Aug 21, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 12, 2010
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Post Grad Reviews

Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
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Director Vicky Jenson has a sitcom script on her hands and proceeds accordingly.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 10, 2013
Joe Coscarelli
Salon.com
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Post-Grad finds Alexis Bledel sinking into the quicksand of typecasting, playing nearly the same role she perfected during seven seasons as the ambitious Rory on Gilmore Girls.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 28, 2009
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Alexis Bledel plays a Ms. Sunshine who's fresh out of college and unable to find work, and thus -- conveniently for the uninspired makers of this dismayingly conservative dramedy -- she's temporarily bunking back home

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

August 21, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Bledel brings a sweet, steady presence, but this sort of minor project is a step backwards. It's high time she graduated on to bigger and better things.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

August 21, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Excessive niceness may be an unfair charge to lob at a movie, but Post Grad is so swaddled in good intentions that it's like taking a very short journey cushioned on all sides by air bags. That are stuffed with cotton candy.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The story that writer Kelly Fremon wants to tell in Post Grad -- recent college grad strikes out at finding a job, moves back home with her wacky family and finds true love -- is pretty tired.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2009
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Post Grad is an annoying, tedious little film that touts a young woman's desire to fulfill her dreams, at least until she drops them and everything else and runs across the country to follow a boy.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

August 21, 2009
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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A joyless fluffball about after-college job woes with a dispiriting message for smart young women.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

August 21, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Post Grad isn't funny, surprising, or insightful enough to provoke more than a ho-hum reaction.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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I would like to take this occasion to lodge a complaint. There is no valid reason, none in the observable universe, why mainstream romantic comedies must adhere to the same script.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2009
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Note to the writer Kelly Fremon: Is Ryden postgraduation or postmortem?

Full Review Source: New York Times

August 21, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Sweet but instantly forgettable; a fantasy version of post-college life carefully structured to offend no one -- and intrigue no one.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

August 21, 2009

Globe and Mail
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What it eventually becomes is not so much a treatise on the inequities of the workplace as another romantic comedy, light on the comedy and not much heavier on the romance.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

August 21, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Post Grad may be the strangest film of 2009. Unfortunately, not strange in a good way, strange in a bad way.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D+

August 21, 2009
Greg Quill
Toronto Star
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Post Grad deserves a failing grade.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 21, 2009
Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
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Post Grad delivers a murky message about love, work, family and Eskimo Pies.

August 21, 2009
Dan Kois
Washington Post
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A movie that never quite succeeds in capturing a generation adrift.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 21, 2009
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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Post Grad is all about what happens after you get your diploma, but the movie itself doesn't even earn an E for effort, let alone make the grade.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

August 21, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The Proposal and The Ugly Truth only wish they had some of the charm of unpretentious diversions such as Bandslam or Post Grad.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

August 21, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Post Grad is a collection of unfunny, insipid and predictable vignettes in search of a movie.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 20, 2009
Laura Bennett
Boston Globe
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A disjointed patchwork of zany character sketches lacking in coherence and credibility.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

August 20, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Ostensibly a comedy, and a feeble and innocuous one at that, Post Grad is one of those what-were-they-thinking? studio productions that should have been shelved back in the script stage.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 20, 2009
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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When a film whose cast includes Michael Keaton, Jane Lynch, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Demetri Martin, and the now rarely seen Carol Burnett can't scare up more than a smattering of laughs, the patient was never meant to live in the first place.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

August 20, 2009
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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The film's typically Hollywood message is timeless: If you're a woman, your dreams and plans are meaningless without a man.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

August 20, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A feel-good movie that made me smile a lot.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 20, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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It has no idea what it wants to be; as a result, it gets nothing right.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

August 19, 2009
Peter Debruge
Variety
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As fiction characters go, Ryden seems as dull as they come, making it hard to muster much sympathy for her plight.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 19, 2009
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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After watching Post Grad, you may wonder whether Hollywood will ever stop making generic comedies with zero tolerance for originality.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

August 19, 2009
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's pleasant enough, which is an OK description for a summer afternoon, but not for a movie. At least not one with ambition beyond the standard fare.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2009
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A homogenized piffle about the "ordeal" of a middle-class college grad momentarily without a job.

August 19, 2009
S. James Snyder
Time Out New York
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Timing's everything in comedy, so perhaps Post Grad would have seemed peppier prior to the Great Recession; circa now, this comedy feels like a cynical stroll through the unemployment lines awaiting today's class of seniors.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

August 19, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Post Grad is a Devil Wears Prada without the devil, a Reality Bites without any bite -- and not much reality, either.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

August 19, 2009
Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
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Post Grad tries to do three things at once -- and half-hits the mark on only one.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 18, 2009
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