Drillbit Taylor

Drillbit Taylor

Steven Brill (2007)

97min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
With his Texan drawl and broken nose, Owen Wilson's laid-back screen presence proves charismatic enough to carry this likeable comedy. He stars as the eponymous army veteran of dubious pedigree, who's hired as a bodyguard by three bullied high-school kids (Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley and David Dorfman). Pretending to be a supply teacher, Drillbit infiltrates the school, romances a teacher (Leslie Mann) and gives his young protégés some unique lessons in survival techniques - largely based on repeated viewings of The Untouchables. Wilson's slyly self-mocking turn works a treat, while the kids display a comic talent well beyond their years (particularly the already seasoned Gentile). Co-produced by Judd Apatow, this slots neatly in beside his other loser comedies - The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Superbad - and delivers some breezily entertaining laughs. Even Wilson's distinctive hooter gets its own gag.

Summary

Three kids fall foul of the local bully on their first day at high school, so they advertise for a bodyguard. They end up hiring a man who turns out to be a low-rent mercenary, but discover their new-found protector is not quite the hardened soldier of fortune he claims to be. Comedy, starring Owen Wilson, Leslie Mann, Nate Hartley and Troy Gentile.

Cast & Crew

Drillbit Taylor Owen Wilson
Lisa Leslie Mann
Wade Nate Hartley
Ryan Troy Gentile
Emmit David Dorfman
Filkins Alex Frost
Ronnie Josh Peck
Don Danny McBride (2)
Principal Doppler Stephen Root
Dolores Lisa Ann Walter
Director Steven Brill
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Paramount Guidance: Edited for Language Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 28 Mar 2008

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