Post Grad

Theatrical Release: August 21, 2009
Post Grad


Ryden Malby (Bledel) 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. But when Jessica Bard (Reitman), Ryden’s college nemesis steals her perfect job, Ryden is forced to move back to her childhood home. Stuck with her eccentric family – a stubborn do-it-yourself dad (Keaton), an overly thrifty mom (Lynch), a politically incorrect grandma (Burnett), a very odd little brother (Coleman) – and a growing stack of rejected job applications, Ryden starts to feel like she’s going nowhere. The only upside is spending time with her best friend, Adam (Zach Gilford) – and running into her hot next-door neighbor, David (Santoro). But if Ryden’s going to survive life as a post grad, it may be time to come up with a new plan…

Dove Review

This comedy features some well known actors including Michael Keaton and Carol Burnett, who plays a politically incorrect grandmother. They offer some humorous moments with Keaton’s role being that of a stubborn father who has to be in control and do everything himself. The eccentric family includes behavior that all families can relate to and the post grad life is also a topic viewers can appreciate in the film.

Despite some good themes such as dealing with a move back home for a young adult, there are a few frank sexual comments along with some strong language which prevents us from awarding our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie as a family-friendly film.

Content Description

Sex: A few frank sexual comments; sexual nosies of couple making love; passionate kissing.
Language: GD-5; G-Da*n (Said this way)-1; G/OMG-7; F-1; S-14; A-6; Crap-6; SOB-2; D-1; H-1; Slang for male genitalia-1
Violence: A few moments of physical comedy played for laughs; a truck hits a car; a lady accidentally hits a few people in the head while carrying her purse; a man accidentally knocks over a casket which is damaged; a character accidentally runs over a cat and we hear it scream.
Drugs: A few scenes of drinking including wine.
Nudity: Cleavage; in some art the top of a woman's rear is seen.
Other: Mexican stereotype will probably upset a few viewers; some disrespectful attitudes.


Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Writer: Kelly Fremon
Director: Vicky Jenson
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 89 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter