Saturday, July 28, 2007

Drillbit Taylor: Owen Wilson + comedy of Knocked Up = success

I just watched the movie trailer for Drillbit Taylor, the new Owen Wilson comedy where he plays a bodyguard who goes undercover at a school to protect three nerdy kids who have employed his services from a group of bullies. He, of course, falls in love with a hot female teacher, the kids have to learn how to fend for themselves, but nothing comes easy.

Owen Wilson is usually a pretty funny guy, even in God-awful movies, and so it's nice to see him in a film that has some potential. Better yet, the movie is from writers Kristofer Brown and Seth Rogen, the ones responsible for such items as Knocked Up and Undeclared, and you can definitely see their matter-of-fact, slightly crude brand of comedy injected into this otherwise pretty standard flick. The scene where the fat kid's mom pulls off his covers to find that he is sleeping naked (because he doesn't like how the elastic squeezes certain articles of the body) says it all.

Drillbit Taylor has enough laughs to warrant some hype, though the movie may need to show off a bit more to make it stand out from the crowd.

You can watch the trailer from my Drillbit Taylor details page.

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