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  • Summary: Ryden Malby had a plan. Do well in high school, thereby receiving a great college scholarship. Now that she’s finally graduated, it’s time for her to find a gorgeous loft apartment and land her dream job at the city’s best publishing house. (Fox Searchlight)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. 75
    It's a screwball comedy. It's also, I have to say, a feel-good movie that made me smile a lot.
  2. After watching Post Grad, you may wonder whether Hollywood will ever stop making generic comedies with zero tolerance for originality.
  3. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    50
    A harmless, aimless, mildly funny and thoroughly predictable comic-romantic piffle.
  4. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    40
    In 2009. Vicky Jenson's live-action debut is as cartoonish as her work on "Shrek," and that's OK for the comic bits. The rest seems like a remarkably cynical cross-breed—for all demographics, but, ultimately, for none.
  5. Ostensibly a comedy, and a feeble and innocuous one at that, Post Grad is one of those what-were-they-thinking?
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    30
    A joyless fluffball about after-college job woes with a dispiriting message for smart young women.
  7. 0
    Bland to the point of pointlessness.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    8
    a great movie for the family, it will cheer you right up if you are having a bad day. its a movie that will make you smile thought the 90a great movie for the family, it will cheer you right up if you are having a bad day. its a movie that will make you smile thought the 90 minute duration. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2012
    6
    I knew Post Grad wasn't the perfect movie for Gilmore Girls fans, but I'd prefer a rental. The movie not that great, but really works on a prom night.
  3. ChadS.
    Aug 21, 2009
    4
    Like a mediocre Woody Allen movie, even when the hyper-literate banter between Lorelai and Rory(on the much-missed WB dramedy "Gilmore Like a mediocre Woody Allen movie, even when the hyper-literate banter between Lorelai and Rory(on the much-missed WB dramedy "Gilmore Girls") wasn't quite up to form, you were still in the company of smart, articulate people. Sometimes you had to settle for "Stars Hollow Ending". Rory Gilmore, the prodigious only child of a single mother(played to perfection by Lauren Graham) was such a vivid, genuine creation, the last thing Alexis Bledel should do is play somebody who could be her less accomplished twin. Similar to Rory, in "Post-Grad", Ryden Malby graduates from college with a degree in English; she reads, lo and behold, novels. Among her favorites are J.D. Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" and Charles Bukowski's "Post Office", books you could imagine Rory reading, but not Ryden, a girl who balks at selling luggage with her old man(played by Michael Keaton) as a stopgap measure against unemployment. Ryden's highfalutin attitude towards menial labor tells me that she learned nothing from the trials and tribulations of Bukowski's alter-ego Henry Chinaski. Posited as the nice girl, Ryden is hardly sympathetic when the school valedictorian gives her a hard time by being faux-fussy with the paraphernalia, not after having just seen the working stiff lose some customers due to a woeful demeanor. Worst of all, she disrespects her father by walking off the job. Rory would never leave Lorelai in a lurch. True, it's not fair to compare roles, but that's the problem with "Post-Grad"; both girls are collegiate and relatively clean-cut. Bledel had the right idea when she played a hooker in Richard Rodriguez's "Sin City". She has to play against type. Expand

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