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Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2008

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"Drillbit Taylor" (Blu-ray)

movie-july-2008-drillbit-taylor.jpgSynopsis

Entering highschool students Wade (Hartley) and Ryan (Gentile) are bullied so much, they put an ad in the paper to hire a bodyguard.

Local beach bum Drillbit Taylor (Wilson), who was in the Army and knows how to defend himself, takes the job. He takes it so seriously, he actually becomes a substitute teacher at the school.

His strategy is to wear down the bullies rather than simply confront them directly. He makes their lives miserable at school, much to the delight of the students who have been bullied.

However, his past as a not-too-good-soldier catches up with him, and the school has to do something about it.  The bullies find out who he really is, and they want their revenge.

Specifications

  • Paramount
  • 2008, Color, Unrated (PG-13), 1 Hr 49 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English Dolby TrueHD
  • Directed by Steven Brill
  • Starring Owen Wilson, Leslie Mann, Danny McBride, Josh Peck, Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile
    Rating
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

Owen Wilson's laid back comedy style works well in this film, but not enough to make it more than a mildly entertaining comedy.

Technical

Picture and sound are good, but this is not the type of movie where you are wowed by high definition. Regular old SD would be fine. But, if you have a Blu-ray player, well, why not use it?

Extras

These include director's commentary, deleted scenes, directing kids, and other things.