Monday, July 28, 2008

Drillbit Taylor, a welcomed vacation from chores! heh.


Ever get picked on when you were in school? Ever have a brilliant idea that maybe you could just pay someone to beat up the bullies for you? Though I don't necessarily think that this is the right option lol watching Drillbit Taylor totally cracked me up.

What do you get when you mix one awall homeless solider, three pretty geeky freshmen, a particularly mean bully, and scenes of Owen Wilson showering naked on the beach (don't worry its only his butt.. heh)... an actually surprisingly funny movie.

Though I realize that some of the other reviewers gave Drillbit Taylor so-so ratings and though I have to say its not necessarily the funniest movie I've ever seen with Owen Wilson it's certainly a nice comical vacation from mommydom. I think being a mom makes it even funnier as you watch how terribly clueless the parents in Drillbit Taylor are, and hope and pray you don't end up just like them. And though I would not consider this movie child friendly it would be ok for most teens over 13 if you don't mind them seeing naked tush.

Here's for the official description :

Ryan (Troy Gentile), Wade (Nate Hartley) and Emmit (David Dorfman) attend their first day at high school and they’re pumped…until they meet up with Filkins (Alex Frost), a school bully who comes off like a little Hannibal Lecter. Before they become completely engulfed in Filkins’ reign of terror, they seek out some protection by placing an ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine. Their best response – and the cheapest – comes from Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson), a down-on-his luck soldier of fortune who lives a homeless – he likes to say “home-free” – existence on the beach. He enrolls them in some physical and mental training.

I have two copies of Drillbit Taylor to give away to my readers!


To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Drillbit Taylor and tell me about any bullies you had when you were at school OR what appeals most to you about this movie.
  • No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
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  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end August 8th at midnight!

114 Comments:

angstychiquita said...

i always wished i had someone to protect me from bullies

Kathy Mullins said...

I was picked on my last two years in high school by a bunch of bratty boys who took pleasure in upsetting people. I so often wish I'd been given a chance to transfer out of my high school to a local prep school or Catholic school so that I could have avoided the trauma. I could not walk through the hallways between classes without being picked on. Bullying is something that should be stopped. Zero tolerance for teasing, picking on others, or hurting other kids should be the norm. Bullies should be dealt with swiftly as soon as they start as young children. There should be NO room in society for bullies!!

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sandyuu said...

there are always those that think they are better becasue thier parents have more money or a better house...more like snobs. I have seen this movie and loved watching it with the kids and would not mind adding to our dvd collection becuase it is fun and clean and teaches a lesson...

Mimilynn said...

This is something my grown son would enjoy watching when he comes by. He likes to laugh.

Anonymous said...

I was once backed into a corner by three girl bullies on my way in from recess. I had a jumprope in hand when they started to get into my face. I was so scared that I started swinging that thing as hard as I could. One of the girls lived around the corner from me. Her mom was also a teacher there so when she got whacked across the face with my rope of course she ran to tell mom. Her mom apparently believed me because the three of them spent the next hour in the princles office.

emtjennj2001@gmail.com said...

OOps! Jumprope girl here. My email is emtjennj2001@gmail.com. I'd LOVE to win drillbit taylor! :)

traymona said...

I was always the only redhead in the entire school and that always made me a target of bullies. I actually fought a girl because of it and the bullying stopped.
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mannequin said...

Oh my. I've seen this movie and what appeals to me the most is Owen Wilson!
Love to win it: Thank you seven dogs and a baby . You're goina have to change that name soon; he won't be a baby forever...

mannequin said...

and...
You are in my sidebar!

thanks again :^)

vmkids said...

I think bullies are just desperate to feel imoportant.

FawnGeorge said...

In Junior High a had a so called friend who went a lied to the popular girls and told them I hated their hair and other lies. The populur girls surrounded me and was going to beat me up. I told them the truth that I had told my so called friend that I liked their hair. They back off and left me alone. I also was almost beat up because the Popular Boy who was class President asked me to a dance. I had told him no and when I told another so called friend she went and told the popular girls and they came to beat me up. Somehow I got away from that fight too. I guess I did not pick very good friends in school.
I was almost beat up in High School too for no reason but I just walked away from the almost fight and she was surprised I walked away.
I've been wanting to see this movie, love to own it.

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Anna said...

The fact Owen Wilson is in this appeals to me! He's good in everything, thanks.

Maja said...

I wanna watch it because Owen is funny and cool, and usually his movies are not lame.

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gkstratos said...

Owen Wilson is so funny and I could use a good laugh.
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gkstratos said...

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misty said...

What appeals to me is Owen Wilson. He is too funny, and a bit cute. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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misty said...

I am also a subscriber.

kygirl said...

I was picked on by bullies in school. Till one day I started taking up for myself.

kara said...

I was made fun of about my weight often. I wasn't all that big, but I was pudgy. It's upsetting still to this day. Bullies stink!! www.kccpets.com click on contact

Shelly said...

Any movie with Owen Wilson I want to see!

Shelly said...

I am a subscriber

Charlotte said...

I love comedies. Besides, anything with Owen Wilson is appealing to me. :)

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dwhogan said...

sounds like a great movie

peg42 said...

I was endlessly bullied by the same few girls in grammer school and finally changed schools in 9th grade. The best move I ever made! Some people are so heartless. But, I think the experiences I had when I was younger, made me a stronger person today.
Thanks so much for this giveaway.

denice p said...

i have a sick sense of humor so what appealed to me is when on the preview when kid punched the other one in the back. i laughed all hard at that. wouldn't mind seeing more of that kind of humor1

denice p
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windycindy said...

I am not sure if I would call them bullies,but growing up with a large birthmark on the left side of my face, I had my share of kids that were not exactly kind to me. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

chromiumman said...

love owen wilson

blueviolet said...

The appeal of this movie for me is all about Owen! I can look at him and start laughing. I don't know why but he just cracks me up. I didn't have any bullying issues growing up, thank goodness!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Lisa said...

I love Owen Wilson!

Peachesncream887@hotmail.com

agordon10 said...

I like that it is another movie from Judd Apatow

sweetsue said...

What appeals most to me is Owen Wilson is in it. I think he is adorable!

fangirl said...

There were some mean bullying girls at my grade school. They rode the bus with my siter and I. First they bullied her and then when she moved to another school, they started to mess with me. They liked to push me up against the side of the bus. I had good friends that helped to support me and eventually the bullying stopped.

fangirl said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

Nikki said...

Never had any bullies but my whole family has been wanting to see this movie!

Sunnyvale said...

School days are a long way in the past, but bullies are still around and I like Owen Wilson.

pintolinda said...

I remember being chased by boys who said they had a knife. I was a small girl for my age and was terrified by so many boys who were a bit older than I was. Where was Drillbit Taylor when I needed him.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

Smooshy said...

anything with owen wilson is appealing

reddon30 said...

I had my share of bullies...but I was not a small kid, so I just had my share of fights with people who tried to bully me.

Shelly said...

I subscribe to your feed

maweisberg said...

i get a kick out of owen wilson

LINDALSHOT said...

My 83 year old mom has a bully next to her. He got her all upset saying he doesn't want her acorns on his driveway. Good lord, the tree is on the other side of the property.

susan1215 said...

I remember in school a school mate who was slow was bullied.

kristilb19 said...

I want to see this with my family! We love Owen Wilson, he's just hilarious!

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soha said...

I have not seen it, but I think I'd enjoy it because I heard it was similar to Super Bad.

yyeres said...

what appeals to me is owen wilson, he's usually good, thanks for the giveaway

mogrill said...

Would love to win! Thanks.

Sharon said...

Owen Wilson...that was easy...:)
very appealing part of the film THANKS

VickeC said...

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VickeC said...

As a child I was lucky enought not to be picked on by a bully,but my son was,on the school bus,I told him one day,you will be bigger an they will stop,an it did,but it was not good,I had to have him moved on the bus,went to the prinicial,etc.but I got the most of it stopped,but then he was called a mamas boy because I stood up for him,oh well,hes now a grown big man,an was glad his mama helped him,my grandchldren would enjoy this movie,thanks

Erica C. said...

I think his interaction with the kids will be funny!

vboackle said...

when i went to school people knew not to bully.

nancy said...

Am a huge fan of Owen Wilson, that's what's appealing about this film!

Niki said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I love all owen wilson movies!
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Michelle L. said...

At my school, it was usually the biggest kid in the class that was always a bully. Luckily, I was never bothered.

TINKMH said...

I was bullied by a girl in elementary school, who later pretended to be my friend in high school but turned all of my other friends on me. She was divorced for the 3rd time and an alcoholic at our class reunion. Karma!

Pamk said...

I was picked on my last two years in high school cause I'd had a bike accident when I was little and knocked a tooth. They had put it back but had to remove it and one boy in particular was always picking on my calling me snaggleface or fangface you know how teenage boys. One day I got mad and though I hadn't been a red head since I was really little I lost it. I told him he was ugly and fat and even though I was missing a tooth I would get another one and there wasn't nothing he could do about his problems. For some reason he left me alone after than. Some bullies just need to be stood up too.
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Ken said...

When this movie came out, I was glad to see that Owen Wilson had recovered and turned his life around.

Princess Golden Hair said...

when was a girl in elementary school there was a girl who put gum in my hair while we were in chorus. She used to chase me home and beat me up every day

Leane said...

I was bullied on and off, probably like most kids, but one especially (I still remember his name) used to follow me and attack me when we were about 6or 7. I had to go to school with him for years and even after my mother threatened him enough to get him to stop, I still couldn't stand the sight of him.

Leane said...

Of course, I subscribe. LUV to see how many giveaways you have.....quite a busy mommy.

valmg for A Contest Blog said...

I blogged this giveaway at http://acontestblog.com/index.php/2008/seven-dogs-and-a-baby-drill-bit-taylor-giveaway/

denyse said...

The bullies in my schools weren't in gangs and only used their mouths and fists.

cmartin0055 said...

I love this movie! he shows the kids how to stick up for themselves and to not let the bullies win.

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miriama said...

I have to admit that what makes me want this movie is OWEN WILSON. I have a crush on the guy. :)

Anonymous said...

he shows kids how to stick-up for them selves

Jackie B. said...

I enjoy everything that Owen Wilson is in. He is a cute and funny actor.I would love to add this movie to my collection.

Babalu said...

I haven't seen it, but heard a lot about it and would like to. Thanks for the contest.

kazul said...

lol I like this movie because I WAS a school bully. Not that I was a really mean one but I'm sure my rep was worse than anything I did!
: )

Cuddle Cottage said...

I was once cornered by a bunch of bullies when I was a freshman at boarding school. They crowded around me, started saying nasty things and jabbing their fingers at me. I was trembling but I stood my ground and eventually they left me alone.
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Cuddle Cottage said...

I'm subscribed via email.
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Amy said...

During elementary school I was always having problems with these popular female bullies. I wish I had someone like Owen Wilson to come by and protect me from those mean girls.
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heather h said...

Wow, lots of bully stories posted! I've encountered bullies of just about every variety, but I have to say the kind that is vicious behind a girl's back is the worst. It seems like boys kind of fight it out, but girls seem to hold their grudges for years. I remember feeling the most upset in elementary school. Sometimes I didn't want to go that day because so-and-so and I were in a fight. By junior high we all generally worked out our differences. Thank goodness!

Tammy said...

I am very tiny always have been so the bullies loved picking on me!I once put a fake tattoo on my arm hoping they would think I was tough -- to no avail lol!

sharon said...

luckily no bullying problems when I was a kid..
the fact that Owen wilson is in this makes it quite appealing

Leigh said...

Can what appeals to me most about the movie be Owen Wilson? lol

I only had 1 bully issue growing up, a girl in middle school that had some pretty serious family issues. Let's just say that her last name changed FOUR times one year. :( It's funny how looking back I can see what made her the way she was, but that didn't help me much at the time.

Leigh said...

I'm also a subscriber to your blog :)

Tiffanie W. said...

I had a girl when I was in sixth grade that used to pick on my in science class, p.e. class, and at lunch. She was extremely short in stature with an even more short attitude. I just learned to avoid her.

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bfox74 said...

I was bullied in middle school, but I can't remember her ever taking anything from me, she just used to threaten to beat me up.

PowerSweepstaking said...

Ed O'Brien in the 5th grade stole a quarter, couldn't buy lunch that day. Never got over it! LOL

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bison61 said...

the only one I remember was a boy, and you learned to stay away from him

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fae said...

owen wilson is so funny and i love movies like this!

LBSGONE said...

In the 6th grade my bully was AR (initials used instead of name). She "called me out" on the bus in front of everyone so I had to accept. We were supposed to fight after school and I was scared to death of her. Fortunately, TP started teasing me about it before school started so I slugged him and I got suspended and never had to fight her . . . he was about up to my waist, but he saved me from my bully.
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Jaime C. said...

I was bullied a lot in school. Very shy and quiet, so I was an easy target.

Megan B. said...

I wasn't a bully nor was I ever bullied. But I think movies like this are funny because inevitably, the bullies are always made to look like idiots.

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calgirl said...

I had a bully in middle school. She was 6 feet tall and very amazonian in build. She liked to step on the back of shoes while I walked home. I finally got her back by hitting her and pushing her off the curb. She was so surprised that she may get hit by a car never bothered my friends or me again.

kananee said...

I love everything Owen Wilson! I want to see it cause he's so funny and such a character!

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singermagic1 said...

reminded me of the boys from superbad before they grew up

Jinxy and Me said...

Luckily, I don't remember there being any bullies at school. I have heard some horror stories about bullies, so I'm really glad I wasn't exposed to any!

Anonymous said...

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Stephanie Bruce said...

I had tons of bullies at school too many to even mention. Besides being small, awkward, wore glasses had crooked teeth. I finally got fed up with the same insults and told them not to bother me unless they could start being original. They were getting more annoying than frightening and they backed off.

lisawonbig said...

I do know that all through 5th grade, my classmates did the "Don't touch Lisa, you'll get her germs." (Think "cootie" mentality.) In 6th grade, they started it back up again. My mother went to talk to my teacher. My 6th grade teacher, in turn, went to the 5th grade teacher and chewed her out for daring to let this go on for an entire year in her classroom! I don't know what the 6th grade teacher later said to the class (obviously while I was out of the room) but hey stopped picking on me after that.

klp1965 said...

my little cousin was bullied i remember how he told me these boys knocked him down and rubbed his apple in the dirt..i felt soooooooooooo bad for him :(

purango said...

There was always bullies at school. They had failed a grade or two at school so they were older and bigger than the other students. You could not fight them. Teachers never addressed the issue. garrettsambo@aol.com

Sahm Lee said...

I would love to see how the bullies are dealt with by the kids in this movie. Thanks for the contest!

angie said...

When I was a kid I had dark, curly hair. When I was about 11 yrs old, it started to get a little frizzy. The stores really did not have much 'product' to choose from back then. lol
I remember this one mean girl...
Every time that I saw her, she told me that I looked like a witch.

Erica G said...

I love comedies! I also like Owen!

rockandtiff2002@aol.com said...

Highschool was horror for me. I guess I had a sign that said "pick on me" or "bring me to tears". Or maybe that sign said, "PLease beat me up. Because it seemed like everyone didn't like me, and they all were mean to me. I was real good in 9th grade, but once I didn't fit in with the "good kids", I went to the bad kids. And thats when I got into alot of trouble.
I'm so glad I'm out of highschool. Its just those 4 years that seem like the hardest. I really could of used a "drillbit taylor" lol.

Anonymous said...

This film is like one of my favorites "My Bodyguard" and Adam Baldwin makes a cameo in this.

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amyd29 said...

I reall want to see this movie,love owen wilson!
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Will said...

I would watch the movie because Owen Wison is a funny actor

bndraldy said...

I was picked on by bullies in school. I was always overweight but ate very little. As an adult, I have been picked on for eating so much and being so skinny. Go figure! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

girlof80s said...

Fortunately I never really knew any bullies when I was in school nor was I bully. The reason why this movie appeals to me so much is because it looks really funny and I'm a big Owen Wilson fan. I would like to win it on DVD because I would really enjoy it and could use a good laugh these days. This is a great giveaway. Thanks.
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Swtlilchick said...

I was real skinny in school and
flat chested.There was this group
of girls that did not like me.
They were popular and I was not.
They were busty to say the least,
and they would tease me and call
me "pancake".To this day I can
remember how bad and embrassed I
felt.I thinks words hurt more than
physical attacks,they stay with you
for a long time.Thanks for the giveaway

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Samantha P said...

it's a Judd Apatow joint, and i love that man! how can you go wrong???

Samantha P said...

also a subscriber!

Sylvia P said...

owen wilson is the best, i'd love to win this!

Sylvia P said...

i'm also a subscriber~

Jayme Isaacs said...

What Appeals To Me About This Movie Is Owen Wilson.
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donna444444 said...

Girls can be bullies too. I had a couple. But as soon as you stand up to them, they usually leave them alone.

lilyk said...

The idea of kids fighting back against a bully appeals most to me.

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