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Post Grad

comedy, drama


Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) has a master plan. Graduate college, get a great job, hang out with her best friend and find the perfect guy. But her plan spins hilariously out of control when she's forced to move back home with her eccentric family.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    8%
  • Audience Score
    27%

common sense

ON for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
4 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
1 out of 5

Gilmore Girl stars in upbeat, teen-friendly comedy.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this lighthearted Alexis Bledel comedy is on the milder side for a PG-13 -- expect some swearing (including a few "s--t"s and one "f--k") and some social drinking, making out, and discussion of an STD. But otherwise it's sweet, if formulaic. The story attempts to address some "serious" topics -- identity, the transition between college and "the real world" -- but it doesn't get too deep. It has a feel-good message, though that message is ultimately a little muddled: Does the perfect boyfriend really trump real-life concerns like keeping a job you worked so hard to get?

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's final take-away. Which is ultimately more important to Ryden -- her job or "the guy"? Do you think she makes believable, relatable choices?
  • Are Ryden's expectations aboutpost-grad life realistic? Had she managed her expectations,would she have undergone less of a shock?
  • Why are more college grads moving in with their families after school?Is it harder to live on your own given today's financial realities? IsRyden's family a help or a hindrance to her?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    8%
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  • Audience

    27%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A joyless fluffball about after-college job woes with a dispiriting message for smart young women.

- Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Friday, August 21, 2009

Audience Reviews

2 stars

It was ok, but not something I'd care to watch again.

- LitelBluHli, Monday, August 23, 2010

4 stars

Very cute movie but I didn't like when the cat died.

- movieguru12, Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2 stars

While Post Grad is not a particuarly "good" movie no matter how you slice it, I am having a hard time condemning it. There is denying that it is a shallow, tepid, corny, and uninspired mess. Still, it is remarkably entertaining and fun to watch. Actually, if you ignore Micheal Keaton's character, the Micheal Cera wannabe, and 'Jessica', the film is actually pretty good. Carol Burnett is hilarious. Personally, the whole 'Oh damn! I've got to do something with my life!' things is fairly relevant right now. As far I know, this is the first major role Alec Bledel has had in a film. While I wouldn't say that she is brilliant and riveting, she gives a good performance all things considered. she cannot be that great when she does not have exceptional material to work with. Still, Miss Bledel really does have the talent to carry a film on her own. if and when she stumbles upon the right director and material, the world better watch out! So, overall, Post Grad is not going to light any fires. Its sweet and sentimental entertainment, that while pleasent, is lost and forgotton as soon as it is finished.

- neverteaseaweasel, Sunday, February 21, 2010