2009, Comedy, 1h 29m100 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings
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A lightweight, unambitious comedy, Post Grad features fine actors that can do little with its middling, uninspiring script. Read critic reviews
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Director Vicky Jenson has a sitcom script on her hands and proceeds accordingly.June 10, 2013 | Full Review…
There's certainly a lot of material there but none of the comedy works in any way at all and Keaton is a dead zone at the centre of the film.
Vicky Jenson's attempt at a go-getting romcom is a tragic underachiever on the com front: the rent-a-quirk characters feel like a Little Miss Sunshine tribute act gone wrong.
he try-hard quirkiness and clunky screenwriting starts to grate after just a few minutes. By the final act, it's not unlike having bamboo splinters inserted under your fingernails.
Post Grad is trying to reproduce the wackily dysfunctional manners of family life that made Little Miss Sunshine a hit, but hasn't the charm, the jokes or, significantly, the nerve.
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.August 28, 2009 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Post Grad
May 23, 2013A sadly uneven movie that falls apart with its schlocky third act, and completely undoes (1) a relatable story about an exemplar of the generation of children told they were wonderful for their entire lives (only to discover upon leaving college that they're only as wonderful as their peers), (2) a charming (if cliche) romantic plot, and (3) borderline hilarious supporting character work by Michael Keaton, as the heroine's dad. The way the character gets out of her bind is entirely based on a series of coincidences, and it's all-too convenient to seem meaningful or even plausible. A friend said to me that she felt when watching this that in the end, the main character should have failed. I completely agree; had she failed, but retained some sliver of success or learning from the journey, the film could have been a winner. As it is, though, it seems to be yet another surprising, promising slice-of-life chewed to pieces by the Hollywood pap machine.Daniel P Super Reviewer
Sep 09, 2012A bland concoction on the surface about the difficulty of life after the certainty of college (hence the title), noticeably buoyed by the much-better-than-the-material cast. But even their efforts fail to raise much interest in the sugarcoated Disney-esque proceedings.Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
Apr 29, 2011Matt Saracen is in this. He's awful in it because this movie is awful, but he is there and he is cute.Jennifer X Super Reviewer
Oct 07, 2010Yet again another comecy romance that gets going good then fails completly in the last act, the plot of the guy best friend who has always loved his best girl mate is ever present here, and annoyed me badly and got in the way, her story would have been interesting enough.scott g Super Reviewer
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