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My Bodyguard

My Bodyguard

1980
Comedy
Drama
1h 42m
When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard. (imdb)
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My Bodyguard

1980
Comedy
Drama
1h 42m
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Rated 19 Mar 2010
79
56th
While I wouldn't call this good, the world is a better place for this existing simply because it really has no right to. Is this a dramedy? It's hardly dramatic, and utterly fails when it tries to be ("Moody, you bastard!"). A comedy? It's not really funny. This late 70s time capsule features a slutty grandmother, a skirt-chasing Marty Mull, Matt Dillon calling people "faggots" and a pair of protagonists who never try to get laid, which in this post-American Pie world, seems positively radical.
Rated 21 Jan 2008
6
70th
A decently inspiring if occasionally a bit overly cheesy pre-"Fast Times" and pre-John Hughes teen movie. It's a looser screenplay with more extraneous dialogue and less "punchlines" than we're used to from the genre today, but you get to know the two characters well and it has a unique charm. Young Adam Baldwin rocks.
Rated 13 Feb 2017
75
49th
This is an entertaining film with some heart. The script is straightforward but it works. The film is well cast, the actors do a good job. Overall I would recommend this film.
Rated 28 Oct 2010
80
29th
So true to life back in the day and yet so mild when compared to the bullying of today. I loved it as a young adult and I still enjoy it now.
Rated 24 Oct 2008
3
61st
Enjoyable little film about friendship and kicking some ass.
Rated 27 Jul 2015
58
60th
Solid youth/teen film with a very young Matt Dillon as a bully and Joan Cusack in a supporting role. Makepeace and Baldwin play together really well. It's a bit more serious in tone than later entries in the genre, and somewhat outdated in it's views, but still an enjoyable film.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
75
56th
As a 15-year-old, I loved this movie. As an adult, I'm not sure it would hold up, but it still holds a special place in my heart.
Rated 19 Nov 2018
80
73rd
There is nothing like watching a bully get his, but My Bodyguard is more than this simple pleasure. The heartfelt story of friendship is paramount, which is only possible with a pair of great performances from the two young leads. An under seen gem.

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