Mr. Woodcock

Letting Go Of Your Past Is Hard... Especially When It's Dating Your Mom.


Mr. Woodcock
As a teen, our hero had to enjoy a sadistic teacher who made his life a misery and damaged his and others' self esteem. Now a successful motivational author, he returns home to visit mom, and is horrified to discover that she's about to marry his nemesis. He immediately sets about destroying the relationship, but his ex-teacher is not about to give up without a stiff fight...

87 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Comedy.

Showtimes

Now do you understand my name?
Now do you understand my name?

Credits

Cast
Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler, Melissa Sagemiller, Ethan Suplee
Director
Craig Gillespie
ScreenplayMichael Carnes, Josh Gilbert
MusicTheodore Shapiro
CinematographyTami Reiker
EditingAlan Baumgarten, Kevin Tent
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2007
Produced byAvery Pix, Landscape Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageStrongish
NudityNone
SexStrong references
ViolenceSome, comic mainly
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsComedy with a sharpish edge and strongish sexual innuendo.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo quote iconA case of writer's block
1
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg quote iconMoenie veel van hierdie vervelige en voorspelbare verhaal verwag nie.
5
Cape Times
John Anderson quote iconSteady stream of humiliating setups.
5
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconOn final analysis, Mr Woodcock is too awkward in its mix of gentle humour and wacky antics to work successfully — an extra dose of nastiness may have rectified this problem.
12
BBC
Paul Arendt quote iconYou don't go looking for high art in a film called Mr Woodcock, but in truth the title character's name is the funniest thing in an otherwise lame and confused comedy.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconTo laugh at parts of this film would indicate one has a streak of Woodcockism in oneself. But to gaze in stupefied fascination is perfectly understandable.
15
eye Weekly
Philip Brown quote iconFar from perfect, this modest comedy will hit home with anyone who ever saw gym class as an indignity.
10
ScreenIt
quote iconWhile a few bits of slapstick elicited a chuckle or two from yours truly, I otherwise sat (or more accurately, squirmed) in my seat, stone-faced, waiting for the credits to roll and put us out of our misery.
4
Metacritic.com
15 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
98 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconLacks the comic energy to make the most of its intriguing premise.
3

What the People say

Internet
1884 Netizens quote iconThe director should GROW a woodcock before he attempts to make anything longer than 30 seconds.
10

Average .. 36%

7




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