DRILLBIT TAYLOR 2008

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Ryan (Troy Gentile), Wade (Nate Hartley) and Emmit (David Dorfman) attend their first day at high school and they're pumped -- until they meet up with Filkins (Alex Frost), a school bully who comes off like a little Hannibal Lecter. Before they become completely engulfed in Filkins' reign of terror, they seek out some protection by placing an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine.

Starring:
Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile
Runtime:
1 hour 41 minutes

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DRILLBIT TAYLOR

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Steven Brill
Starring Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. N. Denton on 9 April 2008
Format: DVD
The only reason I saw `Drillbit Taylor' is because my friend has a bit of a thing for Owen Wilson, not expecting much but fulfilling my duties as a friend I begrudgingly went along. What I did not expect was to see a genuinely funny and enjoyable film. Ok, so the plots not overly intelligent, three newcomers to high school are being bullied, so they hire the services of a bodyguard: Drillbit Taylor (played by Owen Wilson). What we know, but the kids don't, is that Drillbit is actually unemployed and homeless and doesn't really know anything about being a bodyguard. This is where the majority of the comedy stems from; Drillbit's attempts to train the kids, in often bizarre ways frequently leads to laughs.
Admittedly the second half of the film slows down slightly, as we learn a message of friendship and standing up to bullies; but don't take this as a criticism of the film. Indeed this films genuine and heartfelt message, showcasing the plight of the outsider is what makes this film successful.

Not likely to win any awards, `Drillbit Taylor' is enjoyable escapism with plenty of laughs and a heart-warming message at the end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Captain Pugwash on 28 Feb 2009
Format: DVD
In what is basically a comedy vehicle for Owen Wilson, the wonky-nosed star of The Dukes of Hazard, The Royal Tenenbaums and Zoolander plays the eponymous down and out army deserter, who answers an ad placed by three desperate high school nerds who are being victimized by the resident school bully. Wilson strolls through the film displaying his trademark dopey charm, and there are enough laugh out loud moments to make this a decent rental.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MissCxx on 24 Feb 2012
Format: DVD
I had never heard of this film before i came across it on Amazon, and then i read some of the reviews saying it was boring and not very good. I decided to still buy it and give it ago and to be honest i thought it was great, it kind of reminded me of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid and it had some very funny moments. Dont be put off by the reviews its a great little comedy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By emma on 12 Dec 2011
Format: DVD
great film to watch and own as you can watch time and time again! everyone should have a copy in their dvd collection, very funny!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dublinia on 12 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
I think that a movie critic feels almost obliged to pan this type of movie for reasons of professional credibility. In fact, it's a pretty enjoyable little romp which does pretty much what you'd expect from the trailers. Owen Wilson reprises his role as 'Owen Wilson', here playing a beach bum hired as a sort of bodyguard for some high school kids getting a hard time from the school bullies. It's all good fun and a perfectly decent way to pass an idle hour or so if there's nothing better on the box.
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So funny, good story line and Owen Wilson is laugh out loud - one of his best films. I'd definitely recommend this film.
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By M. Wilson on 13 Dec 2013
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Owen Wilson is brilliant in this type of role and is genuinely funny as the tramp turned body guard. The films seems to have been overlooked but is worth a viewing.
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Great movie! with owen wilson! Very funny, and have seen it many times now! . . . . . .
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