In “Post Grad”, Alexis Bledel stars as an organized do-gooder, Ryden Malby who had a plan. Do well in high school, resulting in a college scholarship. Stay away from too much partying to keep scholarship and eventually graduate, resulting in getting her dream job at the city’s best publishing house. After finally graduating, she finds her dream job has been given to her college nemesis. This causes Ryden to be forced to move back into her childhood home. Not an easy task as she is stuck with her eccentric family – a stubborn do-it-yourself dad, an overly thrifty mom, a politically incorrect grandma, a very odd little brother – and a growing stack of rejected job applications.
She begins to feel like a loser that will be living at home forever. The only positive is her best friend, Adam – and running into her hot next-door neighbor, David. Needing to realize things don’t always go as plan it is perhaps time for Ryden to grow up and follow a different dream. From her car being wrecked, being employed, her father being arrested and possibly losing her best friend; Ryden is in for a rude awakening.
“Post Grad” is a cute film, but rather dull. Bledel’s performance as the whining unemployed was a tad bit too much. I wanted to give her a swift kick in the ass and make her realize what a struggle it is for everyone, and sometimes working as the “luggage girl” is not so bad. On top of that the chemistry between Ryden and Adam or Ryden and David just was not there, making this educated beauty seem to easy. The only highlight of the film was Michael Keaton (Walter Malby) and Carol Burnett (Grandma Maureen) who both offered a barrel full of laughs. Keaton who was like an energetic happy go lucky father, who did not have a care in the world. Burnett even offering one of her best comical acts could not save the lousy uninspired script.