Mr. Woodcock 2007 PG-13 CC

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(78) IMDb 5.1/10
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John Farley plays a self-help author who returns to his hometown only to discover that his mother has fallen in love with his old high school nemesis, Mr. Woodcock, the gym teacher.

Starring:
Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott
Runtime:
1 hour 28 minutes

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Mr. Woodcock

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Genres Sports, Romance, Comedy
Director Craig Gillespie, David Dobkin
Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott
Supporting actors Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler, Melissa Sagemiller, Ethan Suplee, Jacob Davich, Kyley Baldridge, Alec George, Joseph Michael Sargent, M.C. Gainey, Brent Briscoe, Dave Kuhr, Lisa K. Wyatt, Kurt Fuller, Michael Santorico, Corbin Albaugh, Josh Shada, Melissa Leo, Stephen Taylor
Studio New Line
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Not too much is funny about this movie, but it had potential.
MortensOrchid
The dumbest movie that I've seen is better than this b/c at least something happens.
Southern Paperback Rider
I waited and watched for something funny to happen, nothing much did.
LuvsLabs09

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JP Salazar on December 18, 2007
Format: DVD
I still remember the meanest teacher I've ever had back in High School. That short guy always punished the students for little or no reason at all and unfortunately we just had to deal with it (doing pushups with your knuckles is not fun at all). I'm sure that most of us can relate to these unpleasant--and sometimes even painful--memories from childhood. Mr. Woodcock is a movie about that teacher that you loved to hate. Not only made poor John miserable as a boy, but he is coming back to date his mom. This is without a doubt, one of the funniest films of the year (unfortunately not many critics believe this statement). It follows the Meet the Parents formula with situational jokes and great performances by Billy Bob Thornton and Seann William Scott who together are dynamite and perfectly suitable for their roles.

Brief Intro Story:
John Farley (Seann William Scott) is a junior high kid who is constantly suffering humiliation by his gym teacher Mr. Woodcock (Billy Bob Thornton). Little John is not the only victim here, but all of the kids from his class suffer by the same demeaning punishment.

Thirteen years has passed and now Farley is a successful writer who has a best selling book called "Letting Go, How to get past your past"--inspired by his childhood memories. As he is traveling around the country promoting his book with his agent Maggie Hoffman (Amy Poehler), he finds out that he just got an award from his hometown. It will be a great opportunity to say hello to his dear mother Beverly (Susan Sarandon) who lives alone--unfortunately John lost his father years ago.

As he gets home to say hello to his mom, he finds found that she is dating no other than his number one nemesis Mr. Woodcock.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Plato on January 9, 2008
Format: DVD
I am so disappointed in this film. Thornton and Scott are in my opinion two of the most hilarious actors in the business today. I thought the movie had plenty potential but I can't remember laughing one time throughout. School of Scoundrels wasn't great but at least I remember a few funny scenes. I hope Billy Bob and Scott will team up again but hopefully in a better movie!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By terpfan1980 VINE VOICE on January 19, 2008
Format: Blu-ray
A few laughs are sprinkled in here and there, but at best this is a 2.5 star effort, if that.

Billy Bob Thornton seems to be continuing the role that he played in School for Scoundrels. Seann William Scott plays the picked on school kid (John Farley) that suffered at the hands of the sadistic gym teacher played by Billy Bob Thornton. Susan Sarandon is the mother of Seann William Scott who just happens to be dating Thornton's Mr. Woodcock, which leaves Farley wondering just why his mother can't see how horrible Woodcock really is. (My wife noted that the Seann William Scott role here is similar to that played by Richard Dreyfus in What About Bob?)

At 87 minutes running time, at least the movie ends fairly quickly. If you like Billy Bob Thornton, you may enjoy this movie more than others. Same for the Seann William Scott fans out there (I assume there are a few). Outside of that, consider finding your entertainment value elsewhere.

I'm glad my PS3 didn't spit out the disc, but then again it would be nice if Blu-ray was used for something better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eric Denton on January 18, 2008
Format: DVD
This movie was a total waste a time. Talk about a Billy Bob playing the same character over and over again, but less funny. Actually not even funny at all. Save yourself 88 minutes of your life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By seaquest on January 16, 2008
Format: DVD
I certainly expected more based on the capable actors in this film and I would have to say it was collectively a big disappointment. I usually base my choice for movies by the actors in the movie but this one may have me rethinking that logic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Craig on January 15, 2008
Format: DVD
Another good Billy Bob Thornton movie if you are a fan. He is again playing a gruff man, only this time he is a Physical Ed. Teacher in love with an x students mother, and guess what, the x student doesn't like him for all he was put through when he was in Woodcocks class. All and all another good Billy Bob movie though.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LuvsLabs09 on January 12, 2008
Format: DVD
The premise of this movie set up for what could have been a funny story. It never happens. I waited and watched for something funny to happen, nothing much did. There are a couple laughs, certainly not enough to warrant buying this dud. I rented it for $1.49. It was worth about 49 cents.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tara Shuster on January 14, 2008
Format: DVD
I was a little surprised when I saw that not too many people enjoyed this movie. From all the comedies that have been coming out the past few years, Mr. Woodcock has got to be the best yet. Why? It's not predictable and is truly hilarious throughout. So, don't listen to these other people, rent it, or even buy it. In my opinion, it was one of the best/funniest movies of 2007!
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