Mr. Woodcock Release Date: September 14, 2007 Studio: New Line Cinema Director: Craig Gillespie Screenwriter: Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Ethan Suplee, Melissa Sagemiller, Amy Poehler Genre: Comedy MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference) Official Website: Woodcockmovie.com | MySpace.com/Woodcock
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Plot Summary: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, and Susan Sarandon star in the outrageous comedy "Mr. Woodcock." Scott stars as John Farley, a self-help author who returns to his hometown only to discover that his mother (Sarandon) has fallen in love with his old high school nemesis, Mr. Woodcock (Thornton) – the gruff, no-nonsense gym teacher who had put him through years of mental and physical humiliation. Determined to prevent history from repeating itself, John sets out to stop his mother from marrying the man who had made life miserable for him and his classmates.— More here
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The best gags feel like leftovers
Bad Santa gets worse every time he trots out the same mean routine; does anyone at this late date recall a movie starring Billy Bob Thornton in which he doesn’t yell at retarded fucking kids and bark at their stupid parents?
Made in the vein of Meet the Parents, this high-concept comedy concerns youths eternal anxiety of going back to school and take revenge on the teachers and coaches who tortured them but humor is so lame and helming so inept that amiable cast can't help.