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Mr. Woodcock

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

More abusive humor from Billy Bob Thornton.

Movie PG-13 2007 87 minutes
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Seann William Scott

That’s the reason why I enjoyed it he is cute and can act

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In another movie, the premise -- how an adult bully affects his victims -- might have been worthy. But here it's only a point of departure for obnoxious humor (lots of insults, along with Woodcock's smackdowns). When you find out that he has an abusive father (who's still being mean from his wheelchair in a retirement home), well, you don't really care. And, really, the most upsetting part of the movie is that Beverly puts up with any of this rudeness and silliness, from either her son or her boyfriend. More than anything, you wish she'd get a ride out of town and start over.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 13, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: January 15, 2008
  • Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott, Susan Sarandon
  • Director: Craig Gillespie
  • Inclusion Information: Indigenous actors, Bisexual actors
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 87 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: crude and sexual content, thematic material, language and a mild drug reference.
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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