ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Nerd who becomes a Cool Boy: The New Guy's Film Review

Updated on September 20, 2016
Alessio Ganci profile image

Music, Movies & TV series are three of my interests. Reviews, facts about artists, fans and much other in my articles!

The New Guy - Movie Poster
The New Guy - Movie Poster

The Classic Geek Boy

The New Guy is a 2002 teen movie produced by Ed Decter. It tells the story of Dizzy Harrison, an ugly and nerdy boy who is constantly victim of bullies at school. This is apparently the perfect stereotype of geek boy who is hated by his schoolmates. However in this case the guy is not going to accept insults and keeping to be a nerd: instead, he wants to change, in order to become a cool boy, so that he can be accepted by everyone and also by girls. However it does this in the wrong way, by becoming a completely different guy: he even acts as a bully himself, so that he achieves to get expelled from the school. The same thing done by Felix in Expelled Movie, even if Dizzy is a geek and he does this in order to start changing, while Cameron Dallas' character is already a cool boy, and achieves to get expelled only as a consequence of his pranks.

Dizzy & Danielle are kissing...
Dizzy & Danielle are kissing...
... while Dizzy's bullies are humiliated. This is the last part of the movie.
... while Dizzy's bullies are humiliated. This is the last part of the movie.

Dizzy and the Experience in Prison

Dizzy not only becomes a bully: he even achieves to be arrested by Police. While in prison, he starts to know Luther, who is going to teach Dizzy how to be less goofy and how to be respected by other guys. We can say it is a perfect representation of "Popular" song by Wicked in a movie: someone who is cool is going to teach a geek boy how to become cool himself. After Dizzy gets out of jail, he is a completely different guy: he not only changes his hairstyle, but he even completely take a different behaviour. He starts to go to a new school, where he rapidly starts to be respected by everyone, especially by Danielle, a cool cheerleader. He is going to be a better guy, however not all things he does are good: in fact, as a part of his changes, he completely ignores his old geek friends. In addition, after Dizzy wins against his old school football team, his old bullies are going to take revenge on himself, so that they show to the entire school a video about Dizzy, when he was still a nerd guy. However Luther just arrives in time in order to save Dizzy, while Danielle also admits she was a nerd girl in the past, so that she is ready to forgive Dizzy for having been a liar. Dizzy, by impressing Danielle, is able to confirm his new reputation and the old bullies have to give up: their old nerdy victim is now a cool kid in a new school.

What kind of kid did you were / do you are at school?

See results

A Perfect Transformation, But...

Dizzy's transformation is very good, as he effectively becomes a better guy. However, as said before he has done a big error: ignoring his old friends, because they were still geeky. Luckily at the end of the movie the protagonist reconciliate himself with them, so that he can be a cool guy while maintaining his old friendships. Maybe getting arrested is also another exaggeration Dizzy could avoid: at the end, in order to become a cool guy you just have to change hairstyle, clothes, be trendy and be less goofy... getting arrested is maybe excessive, however that's Dizzy's decision, and we can say his improvements are all suggested by Luther: this last character has a big experience and decides to use it in order to teach Dizzy all the secrets to become popular. We can say the new Dizzy is maybe only a consequence of Luther's advices.

Author's Rating

4 stars for The New Guy

I disagree with bad reviews you can sometimes read about ths movie, because I think it is a good work: it has a happy ending and it shows everyone can become a cool guy. Maybe the only error made when writing the plot is putting so much importance in Dizzy's jail experience, as, just like said before, being arrested is not usually something used to become cool. Anyway, this movie has a very linear and nice plot and I suggest you to watch it. I think the ending is the best and also the nicest part, as it shows love between Dizzy and Danielle and, at the same time, we can see Dizzy's bullies completely punished and humiliated.

© 2016 Alessio Ganci

Popular

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)