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trailer break: ‘Post Grad’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer…


Wonderful! Girl makes up bullshit in her job interview and gets called on it… and that’s tragic! Boy has been hanging around girl for years, desperately in love, hoping against hope that girl will change her mind about him… and that’s tragic!

Please, deliver us from Nice Girls who think they’re owed something because they’re cute and nonspecifically enthusiastic. Deliver us from Nice Guys who think passive-aggressiveness is the way to a girl’s heart.

Also: How many jokes about fat women being mistaken for pregnant do we have to be subjected to before it stops being considered “funny”? And how prevalent do such jokes have to be before it stops being plausible that anyone would ask a woman they don’t know if she’s pregnant?

Post Grad opens in the U.S. on August 21, and in the U.K. on January 1, 2010.



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  • Aw, those poor little rich white people and all their “problems.” I can’t wait to not see this movie!

  • Saladinho

    The look on that boy’s face at the end was really disturbing…I think he hit puberty during that scene. Ugh.

  • JoshDM

    How could you guys see anything with the light glinting off her giant forehead? She’s like a female James Van Der Beek.

  • Brian

    Geez, I don’t even ask women who are obviously, unmistakably pregnant if they are pregnant. Isn’t that some kind of corollary to Murphy’s Law? If you have to ask, she won’t be.

    Anyway, I think I’ll go watch The Graduate again. It’s about interesting people.

  • Aw, those poor little rich white people and all their “problems.” I can’t wait to not see this movie!

    Why wait? I’m not seeing this movie right now! ;)

  • MaryAnn

    Not that I want to sound as if I’m defending this movie, but they’re not rich.

  • Kate

    And from time to time white people have been known to have problems too.

    Not that I’m defending this movie either.

  • LaSargenta

    And how prevalent do such jokes have to be before it stops being plausible that anyone would ask a woman they don’t know if she’s pregnant?

    I assume jokes are made about it because it really does happen. And worse. Total strangers would come up to me and start talking about pregnancy, or childbirth, or how great it was that I’m having a child and they hoped I was a Good Christian in all the other ways and weren’t abortions evil…

    And then, (really!) they’d often reach out and pat my belly! Like they had a right! Sometimes people would do this without talking to me first!

    This usually made a string of obscenities come out of my mouth and prompted people to comment that pregnant women were too emotional and touchy.

    But, this movie STILL looks like it sucks.

  • Not that I want to sound as if I’m defending this movie, but they’re not rich.

    You’re right. We prefer the term “upper-middle class.”

  • Saladinho

    Yeah, what LaSargenta said: I’ve seen this myself many times…whenever a woman gets pregnant, it’s like suddenly her body’s not her’s anymore…but that’s the beginning of a whole nother conversation.

  • Jennie

    I’m fascinated by the deep philosophical points made by the characters… like “It’s not what you do with your life – it’s who you do it with”.

    Because growing up is all about making sure you’re happiness in life depends on someone else.

  • stephanie b

    I think Alexis Bledel looks fabulous. And whoo! Jane Lynch.

    But that’s all I can say that’s positive about that trailer.

  • Brian

    Speaking of things demeaning to women, it appears that those Evony ads have snuck back onto the site, this time without even the pretense of a “fantasy” character (at least not of the sword-and-sorcery variety) — just a contemporary-looking woman with ridiculous cleavage.

  • CS

    I can’t run away from this movie fast enough. At some point you can smell the failure coming from the trailer.

  • Speaking of things demeaning to women, it appears that those Evony ads have snuck back onto the site, this time without even the pretense of a “fantasy” character (at least not of the sword-and-sorcery variety) — just a contemporary-looking woman with ridiculous cleavage.

    I’ve seen ads for minority organ donors, Jewish singles and the Texas Lottery on this site but not any Evony ads.

    Yet.

  • MaryAnn

    You’re right. We prefer the term “upper-middle class.”

    Nope, they’re not even upper-middle-class. Solidly middle-middle-class, at best. Possibly venturing into lower-middle-class.

    I’ll look into the Evony thing…

  • amanohyo

    I’ve been hoping that some of those Plants vs. Zombies ads that poke fun at Evony would pop up here. Maybe it’ll happen if I type Plants vs. Zombies a couple more times. I sure do like Plants a lot more than Zombies; even Triffids aren’t so bad once you get used to the noise.

  • I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Susan

    http://texasholdpoker.info

  • amanohyo

    Susan! You’re not the kind of zombie I was trying to lure, and anyway internet gambling makes baby Jesus shake his tiny head in mute disappointment. I feel like a fisherman who’s caught a soggy boot. Well, time to rebait the hook, I guess….

    Plants vs. Zombies
    Plants vs. Zombies
    Evony Parody
    Evony Parody

  • Grinebiter

    Something like Susan snuck past my own SpamKarma2 the other day: Different gambling URL, different name, but identical text. They must have gone to the same ‘bot school.

    @LaSargenta: I once embarrassed myself by cheerily congratulating a neighbour, who had four children, on her coming fifth. She wasn’t pregnant, had merely put on a lot of weight since I last saw her, for some reason in the male “apple” pattern (like me….). But at least I did NOT ask her whether she was sure, I just ran home and hid under the bed. Didn’t even stop to pat her belly :-)

  • Accounting Ninja

    I’ll help.

    Plants vs. Zombies Plants vs. Zombies Plants vs. Zombies Plants vs. Zombies Plants vs. Zombies

    Because it sounds funny. :)

    I clicked on Susan’s obvious spam link to see what level of internet hell I’d be transported to. It’s actually just kind of lame, really. Like an empty Blogspot. Not even any annoying “Are you SURE you want to navigate away from our site?!” popups!

  • Keith

    Hmm, now I want to go find some of these ads. Plants vs Zombies is my favorite game by PopCap. The Evony ads are rather excessive (thinking more about their quantity; they seem to be everywhere).

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