Homeless veteran Bob 'Drillbit' Taylor manages to enjoy life anyhow and even saves some cash for his dream, an 'all-paid' move to Alaska, even if that may take many years. His dream comes within reach when clever nerd Wade, has fat friend Ryan 'T-dog' and cocky shrimp Jim, all new to high-school, are bullied so badly by emancipated Filkins and his buddies that they advertise for a bodyguard. Only Drillbit seems affordable and not crazy, so he's hired and drains their pocket-money and home content. He's clueless how to protect them but gives them (bogus) self-defense classes.Written by
When the Tiger Services bodyguard is being interviewed and puts his hand in the cup of coffee from another table, the smoke moves out of the cup and down, although real coffee smoke/steam would just go up. See more »
The end credits show a scene of a kid walking into the nurses office asking for help (similar to what Drillbit did when he got punched). Drillbit appears as the school nurse, who then asks the kid who punched him and promising him it will "never happen again". See more »
Three freshmen in high school (Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile, and David Dorfman) combine their meager resources together to hire the titled character (natural-born loser Owen Wilson) to combat a bully (Alex Frost) who seems bent on making their lives living hells. Totally passable time-waster designed for pre-teen boys has little going for it. Wilson does all he can with material which is way beneath his talents, but everyone else seems to be going through the motions. Leslie Mann is wasted as Owen's love interest, a teacher at the high school the boys attend. All here has been seen and done for years in better films. Hopelessly feels like that 1980s-styled fluff where movies came a dime a dozen. 2 stars out of 5.
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