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Mr. Woodcock (2007)
"Letting Go Of Your Past Is Hard... Especially When It's Dating Your Mom. "
Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.
Billy Bob Thornton Jasper Woodcock
Seann William Scott John Farley
Susan Sarandon Beverly Farley
Amy Poehler Maggie Hoffman
Melissa Sagemiller Tracy
Ethan Suplee Nedderman
Jacob Davich Nedderman's Brother
Kyley Baldridge Young John Farley
Alec George Young Nedderman
Joseph Michael Sargent Young Watson
M.C. Gainey Hal - Barber #1
Brent Briscoe Barber #2
Dave Kuhr Bookish Guy
Lisa K. Wyatt Housewife
Kurt Fuller Councilman Luke Jessop
Michael Santorico Waiter at Barone's
Corbin Albaugh Kreamer
Melissa Leo Sally Jansen
Stephen Taylor Oates (as Stephen Monroe Taylor)
Bac DeLorme A.D.
Jennifer Aspen Cindy the Realtor
Lyle Kanouse Carnie #1
Zia Harris Burn Out
Brad Beyer Jay Elms - Dumb Jock
Michael Mishaw Lounge Singer
Allisyn Ashley Arm Scout Girl
Emily Wagner Cheery Woman
Googy Gress Earnest Man
Tyra Banks Herself
David L.M. Mcintyre Hopeful Man
Jacob Christopher Young Teenager
Scott Adsit Cheesy Salesman
Van Epperson Carnie #2
Hallie Singleton Makeup Artist
Scott Stewart Farley Fan
Pedro Otero Airplane Pilot #1
Leonard Concepción Airplane Pilot #2
Carissa Koutantzis Farley Stalker
Brett Smrz Dunigan
Sam Stefanski Pizza Waiter #1
Max Van Ville Pizza Waiter #2
Bill Macy Mr. Woodcock's Dad
Barbara Perry Old Woman
Martin Charles Warner Scarduzio
Jack Walsh Palumbo
Paul Johnson Announcer
Joshua Feinman Marine
Kip Martin Heartland Rocker
Bryant Carroll Tough Guy #1
Beth Gargan Manly Woman
Craig Gellis Tough Guy #2
Anthony Reynolds Fireman
Héctor A. García Hispanic Kid
Lindsay Ballew Tall Brunette
Sean Dwyer Paramedic
Ty Rushing Cop
Dan John Miller Family Man
Karl Hamann Trekkie
Tim Frisbie Older Man
Logan Grove Birthday Kid
Ralph Lister Scientist
Archie Hahn III Gym Teacher
Michael Lodovico Orderly
Dean A. Parker Dad
Michael D'Amore Mr. Wheelchair
Evan Helmuth Dinosaur / Watson
Josh Shada Schwartz
Producer: Bob Cooper,David Dobkin
Writer: Michael Carnes,Josh Gilbert
a wheel-spinning comedy
"Mr. Woodcock" is one of those movies that sounds great on paper, but which loses something on its way to the big screen.

Jasper Woodcock is a sadistic high school PE teacher who, through the course of his career, has made life a veritable hell for most of the boys enrolled in his class. One of his students, an overweight kid by the name of John Farley, grows up to write a best-selling self-help book about letting go of one's past as a means of embracing one's future. When John returns to his small town Nebraska home for a visit, he's mortified to discover that this very same Mr. Woodcock has become his widowed mother's new boyfriend. Farley spends the rest of the movie doing everything he can think of to sabotage the romance, systematically violating all the precepts in the book that has made him so famous.

With few exceptions, "Mr. Woodcock" fails to exploit the black comedy potential of its material, settling for homogenized, crowd-pleasing pablum instead. That's not to say that there aren't some occasionally amusing moments in the film, only that they are too few and far between to turn the film into anything more than, at best, an average Hollywood comedy. Billy Bob Thornton, Susan Sarandon and Seann William Scott (Stifler in the "American Pie" movies) have all proved their talent and likability many times in the past, but they aren't allowed to go much beyond one-note performances in this film. However, it's nice to see veteran character actor Bill Macy ("Maude") again, very funny in his one scene as Woodcock's obnoxiously overbearing father.

Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 5.1
Musician: Theodore Shapiro
Running time: 87 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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