No Honors for Post Grad

Unoriginal comedy leaves no mark
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 21, 2009 9:53 AM CDT

(Newser) Post Grad tells the story of the tribulations of a recent graduate unable to land a job. Critics give it poor grades:

  • Star Alexis Bledel “works her Gilmore Girls charm to the hilt, but no amount of cerulean-eyed sparkle can transcend this level of thudding mediocrity," writes Jeannette Catsoulis in the New York Times. It’s “a weightless dramedy directed without a single imaginative shot or fresh idea.”

  • In USA Today, Claudia Puig says the film “doesn’t even reach hackneyed sitcom status,” calling it “a collection of unfunny, insipid and predictable vignettes in search of a movie."
  • But Roger Ebert, writing in the Chicago Sun-Times, found it a welcome relief. “Sometimes you get out of a movie and feel like you've just worked a desperate overnight shift on the homicide detail. You get out of this film, and you have a good feeling.”