Contrary to some reviews, 'Post Grad' is by no means a terrible film. In fact, it has the potential to be rather a good one. Alexis Bledel puts in a characteristically strong performance as Ryden Malby, a young woman torn between dreams of her perfect job at a publishing company, the interests of a handsome neighbour, and the companionship of her childhood friend, Adam (Zach Gilford). Factor in the well-handled tender moments between Ryden and Adam, and there's all the makings of an interesting, moving film. Unfortunately 'Post Grad' never achieves the right balance. The film moves around far too fast, moving between tense, emotional scenes and daft family happenings, in a way that makes the film feel jerky and awkward. Things in 'Post Grad' never have the chance to settle or develop like they could do, before the tone is shifted; usually to some improbable scenario involving Ryden's rather annoying father. The film's zipping pace also means that none of the film's central issues really get the time they deserve. The twists and turns in Ryden and Adam's relationship are rushed over, and due to this, it's hard to really engage with either character, or their relationships. Equally, 'Post Grad''s comedic side leaves rather a lot to be desired. Gone is the nicely understated touch of Ryden's more personal moments, and instead the viewer is left with cats being run over, characters stepping in poo, and other such formulaic 'comedy'. For fans of Alexis Bledel, her performance here will make 'Post Grad' worth a watch, and in honesty, there are far worse films to pass the time with; it's just a shame 'Post Grad' didn't have some smarter jokes, a bit more time on developing its plot and characters, and a few less stereotypically 'batty' relatives breaking up the plot. Otherwise, I imagine I'd be sitting here giving it 3 or 4 stars.