Posts Tagged ‘THE NEW GUY’


5478_krutoj-paren_or_the-new-guy_1024x768_( teen flick about a goofy kid who tries to get expelled from one school so he can re-invent himself as the tough guy at another is an average comedy made special by two performances. DJ Qualls (from Road Trip) as the goofy Dizzy Harrison is so likeable it’s hard to find fault, and Eddie Griffin, as Diz’s cool-school tutor, hands in a performance that you will either hate, or find extremely funny. Me, I laughed. The story is unremarkable and silly, but like National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, another inane movie redeemed by its star, The New Guy is saved by the charismatic Qualls. This film won’t change the world, but it probably will make a star of the Tennessee born actor.