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Drillbit Taylor

What Ryan, Wade and Emmit (Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley and David Dorfman) lack in brawn, they hope to make up for in brains by being smart enough to hire a bodyguard to protect them from a school bully (Alex Frost). Unfortunately Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson), the "professional" they employ, is really just a homeless man more interested in some quick cash--and the boys' attractive English teacher (Leslie Mann). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 20 Mar 2008
Video Release: 30 Jun 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Drillbit Taylor is rated PG-13: for crude sexual references throughout, strong bullying, language, drug references and partial nudity

Cast: Owen Wilson, Leslie Mann, Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley, David Dorfman,
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Detailed Review

Real life bullies are not funny, yet moviemakers continue to use them for comedic plots in films like Drillbit Taylor. After the plot is manipulated to include only buffoonish adults… 
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Why Is Drillbit Taylor Rated PG-13?

Although this film appears to be aimed at a teen and preteen audience, the script… 
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While bullying is portrayed with plenty of laughs in this film, the movie offers few… 
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