The New Guy

Release Date: May 10, 2002
Pushed back from February 22, 2002

New Guy

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Rumor has it that this movie was going to be called Musical Chairs, on account of its ever-changing release date. Currently, it has settled on November 16th, up against the 400-lb gorilla known as Harry Potter. Ironically, this could help the movie's chances of doing well.

Do not misconstrue that last statement; the movie looks bad, even relative to its genre. The story is tired formula, the trailer is not very funny, and there is virtually no star-power to speak of. But more than any other movie out there, this movie can hold its own against young Mr. Potter. No, it won't do well, but it won't be hurt by Harry Potter, either, as this movie taps directly into the one demographic that Potter does not, and that is teens. But that really is the only positive seen at this point. The film looks like a mess, it's been moved around like it is a mess, and it'll be a surprise if it opens well. (Walid Habboub/BOP)

October 13, 2001
The release-date shuffle continues. The film has now been pushed to a February 2002 opening.

January 24, 2002
The film's release has been pushed once again. We're now looking at May 10th. It had been shuffled to February from a November 16th opening date. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for The New Guy
Main Cast DJ Qualls, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel
Supporting Cast Jerod Mixon, Parry Shen, Lyle Lovett, Eddie Griffin
Director Ed Decter
Screenwriter David Kendall
Distributor Sony/Columbia
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Rating PG-13
Running Time 89 minutes
Screen Count 2,687
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

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