Homeless veteran Bob 'Drillbit' Taylor manages to enjoy life anyhow and even saves some cash for his dream, an 'all-paid' move to Alaska, even if that may take many years. His dream comes within reach when clever nerd Wade, has fat friend Ryan 'T-dog' and cocky shrimp Jim, all new to high-school, are bullied so badly by emancipated Filkins and his buddies that they advertise for a bodyguard. Only Drillbit seems affordable and not crazy, so he's hired and drains their pocket-money and home content. He's clueless how to protect them but gives them (bogus) self-defense classes. Written by
A friend of co-Producer Judd Apatow, at Paramount Pictures, told him he had a script treatment that John Hughes was never able to finish. He asked Seth Rogen to take a look at it. They made the movie in the tradition of a John Hughes teen comedy. See more »
When Wade and Ryan are practicing fighting in the garden, Ryan punches wade in the back and Wade puts his right arm on his back. When Ryan tells wade to punch him, his left arm is now on his back and he punches with his right arm. See more »
Remember what that douche bag Drillbit taught us? Mind over Pain!
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The end credits show a scene of a kid walking into the nurses office asking for help (similar to what Drillbit did when he got punched). Drillbit appears as the school nurse, who then asks the kid who punched him and promising him it will "never happen again". See more »
I recently went to see the sneak preview Tuesday, going in I thought it'll be so-so in the humor department. This isn't a smart make you think comedy, but it had heart in the right places and it was very funny none the less. It has a few plot holes, but nothing too obvious to the viewer.
I really enjoyed watching the characters, Owen Wilson is really great at these types of comedies. In the end though I've got to say that the kids they casted really stole the show. They fit their roles perfectly.
In the end all I can say is that this movie is redemption for geeky fresh meat everywhere.
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