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      The New Guy

      2002, Comedy, 1h 24m

      99 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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      Incoherent, silly, and unoriginal, The New Guy offers up the same old teen gross-out comedy cliches. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison (D.J. Qualls) has finally gotten lucky - he has a second chance to be the guy with no past in "The New Guy," a hilarious story about wiping the slate clean and reinventing yourself. Transforming from dud to stud at his new school with the help of inmate Luther, geeky Dizzy becomes the cool Gil Harris and sets out to destroy the popularity-obsessed social system, boost school morale and win the heart of Danielle (Eliza Dushku).

      • Rating: PG-13 (Language|Crude Humor|Mild Drug References|Sexual Content)

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Ed Decter

      • Producer: Todd Garner, Gordon Gray, Mark Ciardi

      • Writer: David Kendall

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $29.0M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Columbia Pictures

      • Production Co: Revolution Studios, Frontier Pictures, Bedlam Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, SDDS, Dolby A, Dolby Digital

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Kurt Fuller
      Matt Gogin
      Horatio Sanz
      Jerry O'Connell
      Ed Decter
      Michael Fottrell
      Ed Decter
      John J. Strauss
      Greg Silverman
      Michael D. O'Shea
      David Rennie
      Ralph Sall
      Ralph Sall
      Susie DeSanto
      Michael Fottrell
      Sam Hill
      Michael Atwell
      Suzette Sheets
      Vincent Palmo Jr.

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      • Jul 04, 2012

        Without a nexus, cliched and dumb screenplay that The New Guy lose his "quality" being just another comercial sex teen American movie. Of course the film bring also very funny scenes and a good soundtrack with funk hits. But unfortunately it doesn't save The New Guy. Rotten.

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      • Dec 14, 2011

        The New Guy is stuck without a real audience and the humour is misses more than it hits. Your laugh meter will depend on your tolerance for the main actor D J Qualls. Qualls was more of the side character in Road Trip and that film succeeded on bit players. I honestly didn't feel this was an ideal vehicle for Qualls and he is left attempting to inject all the oddball style of acting he can muster. The jokes are silly and are aimed at the younger generation. They have some adult style jokes in here but the rating has this in a weird market target. They managed to attract quite a range of actors but there's nothing here to really recommend checking it out. Qualls throws himself into the role and he is probably the only real reason to sit through the film. Road Trip better understood Qualls charm and The New Guy struggles from the weird beginnings. 05/07/2020

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      • Feb 20, 2011

        It's kinda stupid. I watched this because of my fave actress Zooey Deschanel but her underarms scared me!

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      • Aug 10, 2010

        Not very original and unintelligent however the actors did a good job in creating a good and funny film to lighten spirits. I like DJ Qualls and he is perfectly cast and he's the best thing in it. Fairly funny but not amazingly great.

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