The New Guy

  • Film
  • Comedy
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A dismal high school comedy, directed by the co-writer of the crudely hilarious There's Something About Mary. Unpopular geek Dizzy (Qualls) reinvents himself with the help of some prison dudes. As ever, there's a girl to be won (Dushku), a parent (Lovett) to displease, and friends to be dumped and reclaimed. If the film lacks surprise, it's also charmless, from the stock characters - midgets, fat kids, jocks, dweebs and cheerleaders - and awkward cameos, to its misuse of a promising cast. Dushku shakes her booty and waves her pom-poms, but to no avail.

Release details

Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ed Decter
Screenwriter: David Kendall
Cast: DJ Qualls
Eliza Dushku
Lyle Lovett
Zooey Deschanel
Jerod Mixon
Illeana Douglas
Parry Shen
Kurt Fuller
Eddie Griffin
Matt Gogin
Geoffrey Lewis