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Post Grad Reviews

June 10, 2013
Director Vicky Jenson has a sitcom script on her hands and proceeds accordingly.
August 28, 2009
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 21, 2009
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 | Original Score: C
August 21, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2009
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1/4
August 21, 2009
A joyless fluffball about after-college job woes with a dispiriting message for smart young women.
August 21, 2009
Post Grad isn't funny, surprising, or insightful enough to provoke more than a ho-hum reaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2009
Note to the writer Kelly Fremon: Is Ryden postgraduation or postmortem?
August 21, 2009
Sweet but instantly forgettable; a fantasy version of post-college life carefully structured to offend no one -- and intrigue no one.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
August 21, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1/4
August 21, 2009
Post Grad may be the strangest film of 2009. Unfortunately, not strange in a good way, strange in a bad way.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 21, 2009
Post Grad deserves a failing grade.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 21, 2009
Post Grad delivers a murky message about love, work, family and Eskimo Pies.
August 21, 2009
A movie that never quite succeeds in capturing a generation adrift.
August 21, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
August 20, 2009
Post Grad is a collection of unfunny, insipid and predictable vignettes in search of a movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 20, 2009
A disjointed patchwork of zany character sketches lacking in coherence and credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 20, 2009
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 | Original Score: D+
August 20, 2009
The film's typically Hollywood message is timeless: If you're a woman, your dreams and plans are meaningless without a man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2009
A feel-good movie that made me smile a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 19, 2009
It has no idea what it wants to be; as a result, it gets nothing right.
August 19, 2009
As fiction characters go, Ryden seems as dull as they come, making it hard to muster much sympathy for her plight.
August 19, 2009
After watching Post Grad, you may wonder whether Hollywood will ever stop making generic comedies with zero tolerance for originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
August 19, 2009
A homogenized piffle about the "ordeal" of a middle-class college grad momentarily without a job.
August 19, 2009
Post Grad is a Devil Wears Prada without the devil, a Reality Bites without any bite -- and not much reality, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 18, 2009
Post Grad tries to do three things at once -- and half-hits the mark on only one.