Post Grad

Published August 22, 2010

Post Grad

Film info

  • Title Post Grad
  • Director Vicky Jenson
  • Year 2009
  • Run time 1hr 28m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama
  • Tagline A pre-life crisis

A recent graduate is unable to land her dream job and is forced to move back to the San Fernando Valley, home of her oddball family. While having no luck finding a job and being slowly driven crazy by her family, the graduate has a brief fling with an older British neighbour--before realising that her platonic best friend, who is about to move to New York City to attend law school, is her true love.

Live Blog

0:57Awesome credits. They’ll age fast though.
4:50She bought Cheetos to the graduation. Best family ever.
6:09It’s Sue Sylvester!
8:05If she and Adam don’t get together by the end, I’ll eat my hat.
10:28They’re running TWO hours behind? I’d leave. No job is worth that.
18:06Having to cycle to a job interview! Actually, worse, having to cycling back from a job interview!
19:40She has a Mac.
23:30Now they have a coffin sitting in their front yard.
26:04These families have a lot of newspapers lying around.
29:36Ooh, she upgraded from the bike to a taxi.
34:37That child is quite annoying.
35:14“Of course he’s weird… weird indicates a creative force.”
38:28The dad is awesome.
38:42Why is it some people say “on accident”?
41:38We NEED an inflatable sofa.
48:09Wow, he’s embarrassing to shop with. Singing in public!
51:49He managed to quit her job for her too! Nice chap.
52:34Aww, Adam is far too nice.
55:17How do you make an impromptu fire at the beach? Surely that needs some preparation.
59:10“He’s not a criminal, he’s a moron!”
1:05:58She stole an ice cream truck!
1:07:41He was going to disappear without telling her. That’s mean. Although she was more than mean first.
1:09:04I still have no idea what her name is. It doesn’t sound like actual words. Can’t wait for the credits.
1:10:10Is that Lily Allen? Interesting soundtrack.
1:12:19How has she not got her car back yet? The door fell off, that’s all. He fixed it once already.
1:12:51Inflatable sofa also used as lilo = NEED!
1:15:22Is that the coffin?
1:16:21Slowest racing I’ve ever seen in my life.
1:19:33He really is a great dad.
1:21:29In reality, this is the part where he has quit and moved back home and they miss each other in the air.
1:23:48I have no idea what an RA is.
1:23:58I WIN!
1:25:07Rydon Molby. Duh.


Immediately after watching Shutter Island, we wanted to watch something a) nicer b) cleaner c) better. We knew exactly what we were getting with Post Grad, some fluff with some pretty people running around in it - but sometimes that’s just what you need.

I did like that although it was so obvious they were going to get together, it didn’t do the usual chick flick thing of trying so hard to pretend that they won’t. They didn’t hate each other from the start, she wasn’t completely oblivious to his feelings, she just had to work out how she felt. And get a job and sort out her family at the same time. It was exactly as expected, and did the trick perfectly, with a few laughs along the way.

Rating: 3 / 5

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