Owen Wilson is a likable actor and a likable character in this film, although he is a bit of a shyster. He is a homeless man who showers at the beach and is barely surviving but he does keep track of his e-mail, and one e-mail changes his life. Three boys starting high school, played by Troy Gentile, Nate Hartley and David Dorfman, are bullied by two other kids, although one of the students is actually eighteen years old. The three easy targets ask for Drillbit Taylor’s (Wilson) help, who pretends to be a fighter and bodyguard. He also pretends to be a substitute teacher at the high school, so he can be close to the boys, but he falls for a teacher there and before long he feels the need to confess the truth to her. The film does have some funny moments.
Unfortunately, the film is peppered with foul language, two scenes of rear male nudity, underage drinking and violent bullying and fights. Therefore, Dove is unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie.