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"A Pre-Life Crisis."
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.3  (14,951)
  • 35

Post Grad is a 2009 romantic comedy directed by Vicky Jenson and starring Alexis Bledel, Michael Keaton, and Carol Burnett. The movie follows Ryden Malby (Bledel), a recent college graduate who has big plans for her future. Ryden always had a plan for her life, having worked hard at school and maintaining high grades to land her dream job in publishing. Her best friend, Adam (Zach Gilford), also graduates with a nervous uncertainty for the future. Ryden, thinking she has everything figured out, finds that her post-graduation plans hit a roadblock when she is forced to move back into her childhood home with her eccentric family.

Ryden is eager to start her career in publishing but instead finds herself working at a trendy LA cheesy Italian chain restaurant, living with her parents, and sleeping on a pull-out sofa in her younger brother's room. She is quickly reminded of how much she loves her family and her childhood home. Her parents, played by Michael Keaton and Jane Lynch, are quirky and eccentric. Her father, Walter, is always thinking up ridiculous ideas like building a chair out of bubble wrap. Her mother, Carmella, is obsessed with Ryden's love life and continually encourages her to find a man she can settle down with.

Carol Burnett plays a supporting role as Ryden's cantankerous grandmother who appears to be more accepting of Ryden's boyfriend, Adam, than she is with her granddaughter. As Ryden works through figuring out her career, she focuses on trying to win back her ex-boyfriend, Adam. They had been dating for years and seemed to be on the brink of marriage, but Adam moves on after a summer internship. She takes a job working for her longtime crush, played by the always-dreamy Rodrigo Santoro. However, she finds herself torn between her career aspirations and her feelings for Adam.

As Ryden navigates post-grad life, she learns valuable lessons about career aspirations, family dynamics, and, most importantly, the power of true love. Alexis Bledel's performance as Ryden is engaging and relatable, while Michael Keaton steals the show as her quirky and loving father. Burnett's appearance as the eccentric grandmother provides a charming and comedic touch.

Post Grad is a movie that speaks to the struggles of post-grad life and the unexpected twists and turns that often come with it. The movie is a fun and witty story about finding oneself in the midst of struggle and challenge. Its heartwarming message about the power of family is a relatable theme that tugs at the heartstrings of anyone who has ever struggled through the post-graduate transition. The film provides an enjoyable, light-hearted, and comedic look at the ever-changing road of post-grad life.

Overall, Post Grad is a fantastic film that deserves more recognition. It is an underrated movie perfect for lazy weekend days or rainy afternoons, filled with an incredible cast and an even more incredible message. With relatable themes and a lighthearted tone, this movie is a gem that is perfect for anyone looking for an uplifting comedy about the challenges of post-grad life.

Post Grad is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 35.

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    1 hr 28 min
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    5.3  (14,951)
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