« Into The Wild | Main | Eastern Promises »

September 13, 2007

Mr. Woodcock


In spite of its piecemeal approach, "Mr. Woodcock" erupts with sidesplitting slapstick gags that more than compensate for subplots that never add up. Billy Bob Thornton plays Mr. Woodcock, an abusive and condescending elementary school gym teacher whose past comes back to bite him. Woodcock is dating the mother (Susan Sarandon) of his former student John Farley who has grown up to become the famous author of a self-help book entitled "Letting Go: Getting Past Your Past." Farley’s return to his Midwest hometown, to receive its honored "Corn Cob Key" award, turns into an all out battle to prevent Woodcock from marrying his mother. Amy Poehler lobs comic grenades as John Farley’s ruthless alcoholic book tour publicist.

Rated PG-13, 87 mins. (B-) (Three Stars)


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Mr. Woodcock:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Featured Video

SMART NEW MEDIA® Custom Videos



Throwback Thursday

Podcast Series