"The film has alot of physical comedy, which works particularly well in this not so unique look at the bullying we are all too familiar with, that takes place in our schools."
This is a rehash of 80's ideas, that is quite close to me in terms of the subject matter, bullying. In the film, three high school kids are bullied to extreme measures by two bullies that seemingly terrorise the school.
Owen Wilson doesn't disappoint as the low budget bodyguard for hire Drillbit Taylor, who is hired by three kids; Ryan (Troy Gentile), Emmit (David Dorfman) and Wade (Nate Hartley). They all perform extremely well as geeky outsiders (one might wager that they are drawing on past experiences) to protect them from mini Hannibal Lecter type bully, Filkins (Alex Frost) who singles them out on the first day of school.
The film has a lot of physical comedy, which works particularly well in this not so unique look at the bullying we are all too familiar with, that takes place in our schools.
The film closes on a David and Goliath type scene that is a call out to all people on the receiving end of bullying to take a stand, also Owen Wilson seems to have been paying close attention to his Shanghai Knights co star Jackie Chan.
It is a well made, and well scripted piece of cinema, it isn't unique but it does have it's place among other bullying films like 'Karate Kid'.