Mr. Woodcock

Mr. Woodcock
Mr. Woodcock
  • PG-13
  • 1h 27m
  • 2007
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What if your mother were about to marry your worst nightmare, the man who tormented your youth, who still haunts your nightmares--Mr. Woodcock? John Farley (Seann William Scott--The Dukes of Hazzard), author of a best-selling book about letting go of the past, violates his own advice when he returns home to accept his community's highest honor. There, he learns, to his horror, that his widowed mother (Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon - Shall We Dance?) is engaged to his old high school gym teacher, Mr. Woodcock (Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton--Bad Santa), whose sadistic acts plagued John's youth. Now, abetted by his nerdy old pal Nedderman (Ethan Suplee--The Butterfly Effect), John will stop at nothing to derail the relationship.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten13%
Critics Consensus: Underutilizing a talented cast, Mr. Woodcock lacks the comic energy and timing to make the most of its intriguing premise.
Reviews
Time Out
Drew Toal
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June 22, 2017
Time Out
Hank Sartin
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June 22, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
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A dreary and depressing alleged comedy that takes a talented cast and a promising germ of an idea,...

June 21, 2017
USA Today
Claudia Puig
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This may be the most laugh-free comedy of the year.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Matt Zoller Seitz
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Between Mr. Thornton's wry performance and Tami Reiker's nuanced wide-screen photography, you half...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
More abusive humor from Billy Bob Thornton.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this lowbrow Billy Bob Thornton comedy revolves around an ongoing, immature competition between a woman's adult son and her suitor. In other words, expect lots of slapstick violence and childish behavior. Sexual jokes include the older man bragging about his prowess and sleeping with the young man's mother (in one scene, the younger man hides underneath a bed while his mother and her boyfriend have noisy sex above him). There's some drinking and smoking and plenty of strong language, including "a--hole," "s--t," and derogatory terms describing women and homosexual men.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:September 14, 2007

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