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The Cable Guy
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The Cable Guy 1996


From Amazon: If you think Jim Carrey's comedy is an acquired taste, think of The Cable Guy as a potent bottle of bittersweet wine. The film has a lingering aftertaste, but it is just a bit too dark, a bit too extreme to invite another serving. On the other hand, you've got to give Carrey some credit for risking his $20-million paycheck (and a big chunk of box-office revenue) on this black comedy. A needy, psychologically unbalanced cable-television installer (Carrey) forces his friendship upon an unsuspecting bachelor (Matthew Broderick) who has just broken up with his fiancée. The movie gets edgier and more desperate--and in some respects...

Directed By:
Ben StillerBen Stiller
Written By:
Judd ApatowJudd Apatow
No image existsLou Holtz Jr.
Starring:
No image existsBob Odenkirk
David CrossDavid Cross
Owen WilsonOwen Wilson
No image existsJoel Murray
No image existsKathy Griffin
No image existsSean M. Whalen
No image existsAnnabelle Gurwitch
No image existsConrad Janis
No image existsAlex D. Linz
Jim CarreyJim Carrey
Matthew BroderickMatthew Broderick
Leslie MannLeslie Mann
George SegalGeorge Segal
No image existsDiane Baker
Jack BlackJack Black
Janeane GarofaloJaneane Garofalo
Andy DickAndy Dick
No image existsCharles Napier
Ben StillerBen Stiller

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The Cable Guy Movie Review by Filmkiller (2/13/2011)

Cable Guy stands as a landmark in Jim Carrey's career. Up to this point he was doing purely screwball comedies that were vehicles for his frenetic energy and antics - Ace Ventura 1 & 2, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber - and while he still returns to the well - Me, Myself, and Irene - he shifted to a slightly more...

(complete The Cable Guy review by Filmkiller)


The Cable Guy Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/30/2007)

I really wanted to love this movie. I wanted it to be as gloriously funny as an Apatow-Stiller movie could be, but it just doesn't do it for me.

Perhaps it is that Jim Carrey is too over the top, or perhaps Matthew Broderick is too much of an annoying straight man.

Whatever the reason, this movie has never done it for...

(complete The Cable Guy review by Jessica Film Junkie)



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