A Fun Movie
Melanie | Florida | 01/13/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ryden Malby had it all figured out. Make good grades in high school, get a great college scholarship, keep the scholarship, graduate, and then work at the best publishing company in LA. Only things don't go quite as she planned. Instead of getting the job, she ends up unemployed and living with her crazy family once again.
Crazy is NOT an understatement.
Add on to that, a hot Brazillian neighbor and Adam, a guy who's been her best friend since freshman year, yet wants to be more. That's the plot.
The plot, while all over the place, works well for this movie. You're not sure what scheme one of the Malbys will come up with next. Will it be her father's plan to make a fortune online selling belt buckles or perhaps her grandmother (played by the ever amazing Carol Burnett) wanting to take a look at caskets? There's always something going on, with Ryden and her love life, or lack thereof, at the center of it all.
This movie defintely takes you for a ride. One that I really enjoyed."
Feel Good Movie That Gives Some Life Guidance
S. Jian | Long Island, NY | 02/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Post Grad is about a girl who is just like many others at this time. She graduated after trying really hard in college and unfortunately finds herself boomeranged back to her parents house, jobless. She is a doer and an achiever and tries to find a place to start her life, even if it means working in jobs that may or may not require a college degree. She, perhaps like a lot of graduates, was so sure of where she was going with her life. She was thrown off course when things didn't work out and along the way she made some right decisions and some wrong ones, but she lived and learned about what is important to her. It is about finding out whats important in life and going after it; whether it be in the work life or the love life. I think that it is a beautiful and uplifting story. Alexis Bledel was the perfect young actress to pick for the part and she did a superb job. I admit that there was some ridiculousness and silliness with her family, but I think it help make the movie uplifting and a lot of fun. I think the movie leaves the viewer with a smile in remembrance.
In response to a previous review, Feminists are people who want equal opportunity for women and men alike. Feminists want women to strive for the best that they can be and live out their lives to the fullest of potentials. The modern Feminist has a much more political tie-in and in point of fact has really nothing to do with the movie. But in terms of traditional feminism there isn't much to complain about. What her father meant was that its okay to take some risks and she has shown herself to be in control of her life even as a child (eating her vegetables without being told) and she was able to achieve her dreams while realizing other dreams, but doesn't that sometimes happen. Okay, so she left, but she remained the same person as she was at home, even when she went away to college, and now in a different city, she will be different? How does that logic make sense? Geography has nothing to do with success. You can fulfill your dreams no matter where you go as long as you have the determination to do so. She has already shown that she is a go getter. She'll be great in NY too!"
Mandy | 02/08/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It was a cute, no thought movie. I liked it, and would buy it cheap. Some people take movies like this too seriously because of the "feminist" aspect of it....don't listen. Its an entertaining, simple movie."