The New Guy

 (1,718)1 h 28 min2002X-RayPG-13
A high school loser who wants to be popular and respected finds the aid he needs from prison inmates. He uses the inmates' strategy to convert himself into the popular guy at a new school.
Edward Decter
DJ QuallsEliza DushkuEddi Griffin
Young Adult AudienceComedyRomance
English [CC]
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Zooey Deschanel
Mark CiardiGordon GrayTodd Garner
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

1718 global ratings

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Melody M.Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Star Studded Laugh Out Loud Fun!!
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This was the funniest coming of age movie I've seen with my coming of age son yet!! I may be old but I'm not dead so I got it. I actually remember those days oh so well and how awkward it was, to say the least. My son and I were laughing ourselves to tears! I told him not to, under any circumstances, take advice from this movie. He knows that this means he should do exactly what Dizzy does!! LMAO!! And, before you say anything, yes, I am the cool mom who is so funky and rad and groovy that my kids actually do enjoy hanging out with me. Although my older kids keep saying it is time to grow up!! Why should I?? I'll always be just like Dizzy!! LMAO!! Oh, and as for the guy passed out with the amazing abs?? OMG!! The best and most inspiring part of the movie!!
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ShannonReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Groovy - came in the blockbuster case it was on the shelf rented from
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Cornball-super funny movie. Like it enough I searched for a copy to buy for my collection. Was a kick to receive it in the mail and see it was in the Blockbuster plastic case it was rented in. Recommend the seller. No issues with order.
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Harry JohnsonReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Prequel to Range 15?
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Classic early 2000's comedy with a great soundtrack.

Prequel to Range 15 explained:

Following the aftermath of the homecoming dance and losing his girlfriend, Conner (Ross Patterson) drops out of Highland High School and changes his name to Gene Vandenham to reinvent himself. He enlists into the Army, reaching the rank of Sergeant Major and becomes the most badass Special Forces soldier on the planet.
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B. CallahanReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
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Close to the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Bad off color slap stick, moron humor. It's Revenge of the Nerds for the 21st century except not as good. A little less rapey, though. The one or two genuinely funny and/or clever moments don't come close to saving this turkey.
Manuel AparicioReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Corny teen comedy.
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This movie is and always will be one of my favorites since I was a teen. It's soo funny yet corny at the same time, but it's definitely not for the older generation as I don't think they will find it funny the way younger people will. I've seen it a hundred times and it's still as funny as the day I first saw it. It's in those american pie, road trip, don't mess with the zohan, accepted type of movies.
NicolegoodReviewed in the United States on April 23, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
The New Guy
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I love this movie. It is very very funny. If you enjoy comedies you will enjoy this movie. The film tells the story of high school loser Dizzy Gillespie Harrison. Dizzy is an unpopular, high school band geek going through a hellish senior year. In an attempt to make a new identity for himself, Dizzy gets himself expelled from his high school, learns how to be cool from a prison inmate, and enrolls at a new high school under the alias Gil Harris. He is quick to make new friends and soon gains respect from jocks and geeks alike, uniting a once divided school and greatly improving its football team. Eventually, Gil has to face his demons from his old school when they face each other in a football game.
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Max PowerReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I don't know how to explain this movie but I get huge belly laughs from this one every time I watch it. I don't usually review movies because I don't want to spoil it for people who haven't seen it yet so I'm not going to tell you anything about this movie except that if you like movies like The Big Lebowski and Bad Santa you will probably like this too. But don't expect it to be Lebowski because this is a teen movie. But I haven't been a teen since the 80's and I love this movie ...
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Susan RiceReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mind-numbingly dumb
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I think I lost a couple of brain cells watching this ridiculous movie. I turned it off halfway and don’t plan on resuming. Don’t waste your money.
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