3326. Post Grad (2009)

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6.4 Fairly generic
  • Acting 6.4
  • Directing 6.4
  • Story 6.4
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Starring: Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford, Rodrigo Santoro

Director: Vicky Jenson

Running Time: 88 mins


Post Grad is an American film about a young woman who graduates college with a clear plan for her life, but things go awry when she’s rejected for every job that she applies for.

There’s nothing particularly terrible about Post Grad, but nor is there anything particularly outstanding about it. In fact, there’s nothing particularly anything about it, as it’s a pretty generic comedy that’s just as predictable as I’m sure you can guess.

Admittedly, if you want a lightweight, easy-going comedy that you don’t need to use your brain to really enjoy, then Post Grad should fit the bill. The problem, however, is that it’s not particularly enjoyable in the first place.

Alexis Bledel is fairly bland as the college grad who can’t get a job, and her constant struggles – as realistic a depiction of the post-recession world as they are – get rather annoying after the first half an hour or so.

Couple that with a collection of either generic or irritating side characters, and Post Grad proves a brainless and above all boring watch throughout. It’s only an hour and a half long, so it’s not particularly painful, but it’s not an easy watch if you’re trying to enjoy it.

That’s why I say that it’s the kind of film to watch with your brain turned off. There’s nothing much to Post Grad, but if you fancy something a little simpler, then you’ll probably enjoy this film. So, that’s why I’m giving it a 6.4 overall.

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