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Release Date: September 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 15th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
John Farley (Seann William Scott), a self-help author, returns to his hometown and makes a shocking discovery: His mother (Susan Sarandon) is about to marry his former gym teacher (Billy Bob Thornton), a man who made John's life a living hell during his high-school years. John sets out to prevent history from repeating itself by stopping his mother's marriage to his nemesis.

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon, Amy Poehler, Ethan Suplee, Josh Shada, Emily Wagner, Jacob Davich

Director: Craig Gillespie

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Landscape Entertainment

Distributors: New Line Cinema

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  • To laugh at parts of this film would indicate one has a streak of Woodcockism in oneself. But to gaze in stupefied fascination is perfectly understandable. That's what makes Thornton such a complex actor. show more

  • As Mr. Woodcock demonstrates, a great premise can generate a lot of goodwill and almost overcome an uneven script. So too can expert performances. show more

  • The insult comedy is sometimes brilliant. show more

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