Dizzy Harrison is an unpopular, high school geek going through a hellish senior year. In an attempt to make a new identity for himself, Dizzy gets himself expelled from his high school, learns the technics of being cool from a prison inmate, and enrolls at a new high school under the alias Gil Harris, to make new friends where he soon gains respect from the jocks and geeks alike. Dizzy then gets noticed by the head cheerleader, Danielle, and helps the school football team gain self-respect to win games. But things unknowingly begin to turn sour when Danielle's disgruntled boyfriend begins investigating into "Gil Harris'" past to uncover any dirt on him. Written by
The concept of the high school likeness and the Scottish theme/mascot were modeled after the real life Glendora High School located in Southern California. See more »
Kirk advises Dizzy that a girl will "powerlevel" him, as though it were a beat-down. "Powerlevel" actually refers to a concept in Kirk's beloved EverQuest wherein a higher-level character protects and/or enhances a lower-level character in order to help the lower-level character "level-up" at a faster rate. It is actually something desirable. Ironically, The New Guy and EverQuest were developed by the same company. See more »
If you're going to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk, or else you'll get outlined in chalk.
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During the credits, there are bloopers. After that, Dizzy and Danielle ride on into the sunset and Danielle falls off the horse. See more »
A lot of people will say the plot of this movie was lame, predictable and dumb and yeah, they're right. But this kind of movie isn't about a brilliant plot. It's about interesting characters and silly gags and parodying those more serious types of movies. There are some funny lines, sight gags and slapstick, some cute girls, the bad guys get what's coming to them and the good guys win. Throw in some surprising celebrity cameos (some of which you might not catch until the credits roll) and a great soundtrack that mixes old and new songs and that's what I call entertainment.
The cast is noteworthy too. DJ Qualls, of course, Zooey Deschanel (the chick from Elf), Eddie Griffin, Lyle Lovett, Jerod Mixon, Parry Shen, Matt Gogin etc. did a fine job. If you can watch a movie without being hypercritical about how "bad" it is, then get this, sit back a have some laughs
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