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The New Guy
The New Guy
Actors: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel, Jerod Mixon
Director: Ed Decter
Genres: Comedy, Sports
PG-13     2002     1hr 28min

NERDY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR DIZZY HARRISON HAS FINALLY GOTTEN LUCKY, HE HAS A SECOND CHANCE TO BE THE GUY WITH NO PAST, THE NEW GUY, A HILARIOUS STORY ABOU WIPING THE SLATE CLEAN AND REINVENTING YOURSELF.
     
     

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Actors: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel, Jerod Mixon
Director: Ed Decter
Creators: Ed Decter, Gordon Gray, Greg Silverman, John J. Strauss, Mark Ciardi, Michael Fottrell, David Kendall
Genres: Comedy, Sports
Sub-Genres: School Days, Skateboarding
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Live
DVD Release Date: 08/13/2002
Original Release Date: 05/10/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 05/10/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 41
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French
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Movie Reviews

"The New Guy"-Review
Annie | Toronto, Canada | 05/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The New Guy" is about a teenage dork-a-zoid named Dizzy. He had a reputation as the biggest loser in school. Dizzy was often beat up by school jocks and had many pranks pulled on him. He was sick and tired of all these bullying. When Dizzy was sent to prison for vandalizing school property, his fellow cellmate(played by Eddie Griffin)sympathized for him and trained him to be tough and cool. When Dizzy left prison with a new look and tougher attitude, he transfered to another highschool hoping his new image would make him popular.
This is an excellent,funny and well made movie. It doesn't even need all the "sexual" scenes like in Amercan Pie or Van Wilder in order to make it "enjoyable." Recommanded for everyone who enjoys a good laugh and a touching story about a guy who goes from zero to hero. Dj Qualls and Eddie Griffin puts on a down-to-earth hilarious performance in "The New Guy." I for one loves this movie. I been yearning to see it ever since I saw a preview of it during the summer of 2001, but it was worthwhile the wait. Go see it everyone!!!!!!"
Directors Cut
James Scott | Gotham City | 07/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is FUNNY! If you are looking for a raunchy,rude, and wild movie, The New Guy:Directors Cut is for you. This version is not all that different from the original version. There are a few new scenes, including Gil (DJ Qualls) making out with Eliza Dushku in the sprinklers and some akward talks with Gil, his father, and the councilor . All in all, this is the version to buy, because it has more adult subject matter. And, who doesn't enjoy that?"
Hillarious and warped
A. M Robertson | Seattle, wa United States | 08/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a very well made comdedy. It followed the plot of a road of discovery, where a geek finds that he can be cool and a powerful person, but doesn't follow the traditional pathway, and not that pc.

Gil Harris is a not so typical High School geek. He plays funk music with a band of fellow outcasts calling themselves blips, as in radar blips. When he is humiliated at school the first day of his senior year, he flips at a mall, and is put in jail for the night. Where he meets his anti-hero mentor, the hillarious Eddie Griffith. There he has an epiphanie, high school is a lot like prison. So if he treats it like prison, he will survive. So he gets kicked out of High School, and creates a bad boy persona. Not only does he survive, but he thrives, becoming the most popular kid in high school.

The story isn't anything new, a nerd learns he is strong and becomes popular, but it doesn't follow lame pc and sensitive story ideas. The humor is twisted and warped, but not overly crude or mean spirited. The casting was near perfect, and the acting good all around. The jokes have a higher ratio of hit and miss than most, with few falling flat. This is a movie most of my friends not only love, but ask to see the next week.


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A good movie.... for certain people
Sarah Stumpf | Bloomington, IN USA | 11/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone looking for teen melodrama, standard comedy, or normal people needs to mosey on away from this DVD. Yes you, shoo. This movie isn't for you. You'll probably hate it.

Now that those weirdos are gone, let me tell you why I love The New Guy. This movie isn't very good, and that is its strongest point. It exists to make fun of teen melodramas with a great assembly of random guest stars, completely mediocre cinematography, some movie mocking moments, and general randomness. This movie doesn't take itself seriously for a second, and neither should you. The whole thing is like a litany of "When really odd people do odd things and more odd random things happen to them". If this sounds like you, someone you know, or someone you used to be, then you'll enjoy this movie. If you can relax, have no expectations, and just let it flow I garentee you'll spend the film doubled over. It features over the top geeks like a midget tuba player, a couple ugly-pretty girls, a fat black kid, and a greasy haired Asian guy. The soundtrack adds to every humorous moment by sounding like an Oscar winner meeting a NOW thats what I call music CD. Most of the guest stars are not big names, but that one guy from that one 80's band or that one tv show. And they pop up in the most random places, like Lyle Loveitt with a marshmellow burning in his face and Jermiane Dupri's excellent delivery of "whose the [...] now?". DJ Qualls does a wonderful job in the title role although you're probably going "who the heck is DJ Qualls?". Eliza Dushku is hot hot hot.

So if you're an interesting and random person looking for an easy going and random DVD to pop in one day, I would reccomend picking up The New Guy."