The New Guy (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy

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A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.




  • Eliza Dushku in The New Guy (2002)
  • Eliza Dushku in The New Guy (2002)
  • Eliza Dushku in The New Guy (2002)
  • Eliza Dushku and DJ Qualls in The New Guy (2002)
  • Eliza Dushku in The New Guy (2002)
  • Eddie Griffin and DJ Qualls in The New Guy (2002)

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19 January 2003 | foffster
Much more intelligent than meets the eye
Rented this movie as a late sunday afternoon movie, thinking it would be lame and a no-brainer that could help me ease my hangover. I wasn't prepared to laugh, I just wanted something to watch without thinking too much. But it turned out to be the funniest movie I've seen for a long time! I reckon that those comments on this movie that were negative, didn't get the underlying humour in the movie that isn't that obvious. For me it was kind of a kick in the nuts to other teen movies, making fun of the clichés found in these films. At the same time it uses these elements to make some really good jokes and giving it a ironic touch. I mean; the "whipping look" was just hilarious!! Just the whole "looser getting cool" plot is so over the top, it has to be ironic.

I believe this is a movie that european filmlovers would like much more than the americans. It plays on a level that is not easy to understand when living in the middle of the "reality" it is portraying. For us "outsiders" it is so much funnier.

If you don't get the movie, then you're not...sorry I don't mean to offend anybody...that in touch with reality. Sorry....

****(*) out of ******

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