Post Grad

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Post Grad
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Promotional film poster
Directed by Vicky Jenson
Produced by Ivan Reitman
Joe Medjuck
Jeff Clifford
Written by Kelly Fremon
Starring Alexis Bledel
Zach Gilford
Michael Keaton
Jane Lynch
Carol Burnett
Bobby Coleman
Rodrigo Santoro
Music by Christophe Beck
Cinematography Charles Minsky
Edited by Dana Congdon
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • August 21, 2009 (2009-08-21)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $15 million
Box office $6,414,729[1]

Post Grad is a 2009 romantic comedy film directed by Vicky Jenson and starring Alexis Bledel, about a recent college graduate who moves back in with her family while she figures out what she wants to do next.

Originally under the working titles of Ticket to Ride and then The Post-Grad Survival Guide,[2][3] the film was released on August 21, 2009.[4]

Plot[edit]

Ryden Malby graduates from college in the middle of the late-2000s recession and is forced to move back in with her parents, because her dream job has been given to her arrogant college nemesis Jessica Bard. Ryden and her best friend Adam, who has had a longtime crush on her, must find a job for Ryden before she loses hope for her future dream as an editor of a big publishing company. But will sudden feelings for her longtime friend interfere with her dreams?

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Amanda Bynes was originally set to star, but was replaced by Alexis Bledel.[5]

Reception[edit]

Post Grad was panned by film critics and filmgoers alike. The film stands with a 8% "rotten" rating by 99 critics at Rotten Tomatoes; the consensus states: "A lightweight, unambitious comedy, Post Grad features fine actors that can do little with its middling, uninspiring script."[6] It scores 35 at Metacritic, based on 25 reviews, which also represents "generally unfavorable reviews".[7]

Roger Ebert, however, awarded it three out of four stars, stating, "If you're cynical or jaded, it might not get past you. But here is the first movie in a long time that had me actually admitting I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel."[8]

Box office[edit]

During opening weekend the film opened at #11, grossing $2,651,996.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Post Grad at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ "Alexis Bledel Gets Not Only a Lover, but Mr. Mom and Carol Burnett Too!". Cinematical. December 8, 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  3. ^ Parsons, Ryan (November 12, 2007). "Alexis Bledel Has a Ticket to Ride". CanMag. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  4. ^ "The Post Grad Survival Guide". Film Releases. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  5. ^ Kellet, Christine. "Actress announces retirement on Twitter", The Sydney Morning Herald, June 21, 2010
  6. ^ Post Grad at Rotten Tomatoes
  7. ^ Post Grad at Metacritic
  8. ^ Ebert, Roger."Post Grad" (review), Chicago Sun-Times, August 19, 2009

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