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"You get what you pay for"

Drillbit Taylor stars Owen Wilson as the title character. Drillbit gets hired by two young boys who are starting high school and in need of protection. Drillbit agrees to be the bodyguard to Ryan and Wade in exchange for a sum of money. His true intent is to take the money and head for Canada. As a body guard, Drillbit really does not possess many skills in the art of self-defense. He offers the boys advice on what he believes would be a good strategy, which is to make friends with the school bully. Ryan's attempt to join the bully on his own ground by getting involved with a rap session ends up with adverse consequences.

After the advice Drillbit gives them fails to work, the boys begin questioning his methods. They decide he could offer better protection if he was actually at their school, so they get him a job as a substitute teacher. This leads to a romantic development between the often charming Drillbit and a female teacher named Lisa. Over the course of the movie, Drillbit's real back story unfolds which paints him as somewhat less than what he had advertised himself to be when the boys hired him. He is actually AWOL from the army and has been living as a homeless person on the beach.

Despite Drillbit's lack of defensive skills, he manages to remain in good standing with the boys, What had originally was supposed to be a quick way to get money for a ticket to Canada turns into a bonding experience where the boys do learn some valuable life lessons. The objective, it turns out, was not to provide protection for the boys, but to have them learn how to stand on their own two feet against the bullies at their school. This movie has elements of fun combined with adventure, action and a little bit of romance.

| 2008 | | 5.7/10 | 41/100
Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile, Ian Roberts, Owen Wilson
Steven Brill
Produced By
Judd Apatow,Susan Arnold,Donna Arkoff Roth

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