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The New Guy (Director's Cut) (2002)

DJ Qualls , Lyle Lovett , Ed Decter  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel, Jerod Mixon
  • Directors: Ed Decter
  • Writers: David Kendall
  • Producers: Ed Decter, Gordon Gray, Greg Silverman, John J. Strauss, Mark Ciardi
  • Format: AC-3, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Director's Cut, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000VAGYE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,610 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The New Guy (Director's Cut)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Music video: A Simple Plan "I'm Just a Kid"

Editorial Reviews

This DVD feature film stars DJ Qualls, Eliza Dushku, Eddie Griffin and Zooey Deschanel. Special DVD feaures include all new cast and crew commentary, music video.

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Directors Cut July 27, 2005
This movie is FUNNY! If you are looking for a raunchy,rude, and wild movie, The New Guy:Directors Cut is for you. This version is not all that different from the original version. There are a few new scenes, including Gil (DJ Qualls) making out with Eliza Dushku in the sprinklers and some akward talks with Gil, his father, and the councilor . All in all, this is the version to buy, because it has more adult subject matter. And, who doesn't enjoy that?
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good movie.... for certain people November 6, 2004
Anyone looking for teen melodrama, standard comedy, or normal people needs to mosey on away from this DVD. Yes you, shoo. This movie isn't for you. You'll probably hate it.

Now that those weirdos are gone, let me tell you why I love The New Guy. This movie isn't very good, and that is its strongest point. It exists to make fun of teen melodramas with a great assembly of random guest stars, completely mediocre cinematography, some movie mocking moments, and general randomness. This movie doesn't take itself seriously for a second, and neither should you. The whole thing is like a litany of "When really odd people do odd things and more odd random things happen to them". If this sounds like you, someone you know, or someone you used to be, then you'll enjoy this movie. If you can relax, have no expectations, and just let it flow I garentee you'll spend the film doubled over. It features over the top geeks like a midget tuba player, a couple ugly-pretty girls, a fat black kid, and a greasy haired Asian guy. The soundtrack adds to every humorous moment by sounding like an Oscar winner meeting a NOW thats what I call music CD. Most of the guest stars are not big names, but that one guy from that one 80's band or that one tv show. And they pop up in the most random places, like Lyle Loveitt with a marshmellow burning in his face and Jermiane Dupri's excellent delivery of "whose the [...] now?". DJ Qualls does a wonderful job in the title role although you're probably going "who the heck is DJ Qualls?". Eliza Dushku is hot hot hot.

So if you're an interesting and random person looking for an easy going and random DVD to pop in one day, I would reccomend picking up The New Guy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars new guy directors cut December 21, 2009
By J.G.
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
the directors cut has slight little differences than the original. from the extended scenes of dizzies dad getting the marshmellow in the eye all the way through. most notibly is the scene on the horse, he is addressing the crowd and not the football team to get them fired up before 'their first win since the last busch administration.'all in all the differences were great. did it make the film better, i think it did, did it make it worse, definately not, it just made it different. if you get the chance to get the original or directors cut on dvd i would suggest the directors cut, it does make a difference
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny!!! October 10, 2008
I thought this was really good! It has a really awesome plot and message! Dizzy is a nerd who so desperately wants to be cool. After he's expelled from school, he seeks help from a prisoner named Luther. Luther helps him to become cool. He transfers to a new school and gets people to like him. He beats up the bully. he gets the geeks and cool people to like each other, he helps the football players win the big game, and gets the girl. The bully is sick of it, so he teams up with the bully from Dizzy's old school and sets a trap for him. If you love comedy, you'll love THE NEW GUY!!!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hillarious and warped August 31, 2004
This was a very well made comdedy. It followed the plot of a road of discovery, where a geek finds that he can be cool and a powerful person, but doesn't follow the traditional pathway, and not that pc.

Gil Harris is a not so typical High School geek. He plays funk music with a band of fellow outcasts calling themselves blips, as in radar blips. When he is humiliated at school the first day of his senior year, he flips at a mall, and is put in jail for the night. Where he meets his anti-hero mentor, the hillarious Eddie Griffith. There he has an epiphanie, high school is a lot like prison. So if he treats it like prison, he will survive. So he gets kicked out of High School, and creates a bad boy persona. Not only does he survive, but he thrives, becoming the most popular kid in high school.

The story isn't anything new, a nerd learns he is strong and becomes popular, but it doesn't follow lame pc and sensitive story ideas. The humor is twisted and warped, but not overly crude or mean spirited. The casting was near perfect, and the acting good all around. The jokes have a higher ratio of hit and miss than most, with few falling flat. This is a movie most of my friends not only love, but ask to see the next week.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BETTER THAN AVERAGE TEEN COMEDY! November 6, 2009
'The New Guy' offers nothing new, but gets a big boost from its cast. We've seen it all before a million times in those 80's
teen comedies. Loser becomes school's top dog and pines for the most popular girl and gets her, then they find out about his "loser" past and everything unravels. Yeah......we've seen this all before....

What could have been a huge dud turns out to be surprisingly funny and charming because of a good cast, an energetic soundtrack and a few differences in the clichéd story line. The quirky DJ Qualls in the title role gives an enthusiastic performance and cutie pie Zooey Deschanel is always a treat. If you like these types of films, this one is much better than I expected it to be. It's not original, but it is a charming entry in the genre.

Look for cameos from Gene Simmons, Lyle Lovett, Henry Rollins and Tommy Lee.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie..worth the watch again and again
Always loved this movie.....makes me laugh no matter how many times I watch it...Eddie Griffith is the best!! and DJ Qualls, what can I say.....the kid is outstanding!!!
Published 1 month ago by Rainbow Moon Ring
4.0 out of 5 stars Dumb but funny
This is a pretty dumb movie, but it had me laughing out loud. Laughing alone got it three, all the cameos got it another star. Funny.
Published 2 months ago by lonhuey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Loved this movie and forgot how good it was, Very funny and the price was great and received it fast, Going to let my family watch the movie and I hope they enjoy it as munch as I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paul R Knoff
5.0 out of 5 stars The New Guy 2
Damn good movie, bring on the boom & so much more Eddie Griffin live & direct old school captain Ya dig.
Published 2 months ago by Charles Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars LOL!!!LOL!!!LOL!!!LOL!!!
I don't know how to explain this movie but I get huge belly laughs from this one every time I watch it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by zoso967
4.0 out of 5 stars Comical
This is a great movie that is still good even years after its release. It's got comedy and some action put together into a nice intertwined fashion. Read more
Published 6 months ago by K. Cummings
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!
DVD was shipped super fast, and arrived in perfect condition. Not a scratch on it and the case was perfect, too. I will definitely shop here again...I love this silly movie!!
Published 6 months ago by Little Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Soooo Funny!!
I love this movie. I have watched it many times and still love it. I bought it to watch it with my husband and he likes it too. It is very funny!
Published 6 months ago by Pau
5.0 out of 5 stars Husband loves this movie!!
My husband just loves this movie I bought it for him it's super funny and never gets old the lead actor plays the best role in the movie the geek turned popular guy classic!!
Published 9 months ago by GinaT
4.0 out of 5 stars A retro review from 2013: 11 years later, I reflect upon DJ Qualls'...
This movie has not aged quite as gracefully as some of its peers from the same genre and time period, but it still has its merits. Read more
Published 12 months ago by G. Denick
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