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Incoherent, silly, and unoriginal, The New Guy offers up the same old teen gross-out comedy cliches. Read critic reviews

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Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison (D.J. Qualls) has finally gotten lucky - he has a second chance to be the guy with no past in "The New Guy," a hilarious story about wiping the slate clean and reinventing yourself. Transforming from dud to stud at his new school with the help of inmate Luther, geeky Dizzy becomes the cool Gil Harris and sets out to destroy the popularity-obsessed social system, boost school morale and win the heart of Danielle (Eliza Dushku).

Cast & Crew

Kurt Fuller
Mr. Undine
Matt Gogin
Ed Ligget
Horatio Sanz
Dance Instructor
Tony Hawk
Self
Jerry O'Connell
Highland High Party Twin #1
Ed Decter
Director
Michael Fottrell
Executive Producer
Ed Decter
Executive Producer
John J. Strauss
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Greg Silverman
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Michael D. O'Shea
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David Rennie
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Ralph Sall
Original Music
Ralph Sall
Executive Music Producer
Susie DeSanto
Costume Designer
Michael Fottrell
Unit Production Manager
Sam Hill
First Assistant Director
Michael Atwell
Art Direction
Suzette Sheets
Set Decoration
Vincent Palmo Jr.
Second Assistant Director
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Critic Reviews for The New Guy

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  • Jul 04, 2012
    Without a nexus, cliched and dumb screenplay that The New Guy lose his "quality" being just another comercial sex teen American movie. Of course the film bring also very funny scenes and a good soundtrack with funk hits. But unfortunately it doesn't save The New Guy. Rotten.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2011
    The New Guy is stuck without a real audience and the humour is misses more than it hits. Your laugh meter will depend on your tolerance for the main actor D J Qualls. Qualls was more of the side character in Road Trip and that film succeeded on bit players. I honestly didn't feel this was an ideal vehicle for Qualls and he is left attempting to inject all the oddball style of acting he can muster. The jokes are silly and are aimed at the younger generation. They have some adult style jokes in here but the rating has this in a weird market target. They managed to attract quite a range of actors but there's nothing here to really recommend checking it out. Qualls throws himself into the role and he is probably the only real reason to sit through the film. Road Trip better understood Qualls charm and The New Guy struggles from the weird beginnings. 05/07/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2011
    It's kinda stupid. I watched this because of my fave actress Zooey Deschanel but her underarms scared me!
    Dead A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2010
    Not very original and unintelligent however the actors did a good job in creating a good and funny film to lighten spirits. I like DJ Qualls and he is perfectly cast and he's the best thing in it. Fairly funny but not amazingly great.
    Sophie B Super Reviewer

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