Dir. Steven Brill; Writ. Seth Rogen, Kirstofor Brown; Starring. Owen Wilson, Nate Hartley, Troy Gentile
This movie deserves better than the reviews it has been getting.
If Da Vinci made a piñata, it would probably be a pretty awesome piñata, but you wouldn’t expect to see it hanging on the walls of the Louvre. Seth Rogen’s no Renaissance artist, but I think you catch the gist of what I’m saying. While being predicable, Drillbit Taylor is thoroughly enjoyable.
In this flick, Owen Wilson plays a homeless Drillbit Taylor, who is hired by three nerdy freshmen for protection from the high school bully. Wilson comes into the kids lives scheming to rob them, but the kids win him over and Drillbit Taylor changes his ways to help the three dorks overcome their problems.
Like it sounds, the movie is formulaic. Wilson meets his usual comic standard, and Seth Rogen infuses the script with a little bit of Superbad’s charm. It’s mostly a generic feel good film. If you’re trying to see some quality cinema, I’d recommend seeing something else, but, if you’re looking for something light and you’ve already seen Run Fatboy Run, Drillbit Taylor is a good choice.
In short, it’s just what the tag line tells you, ‘You get what you pay for.’