Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Cable Guy (1996)

Number Rolled: 70
Movie Name/Year: The Cable Guy (1996)
Tagline: Are you ready to get wired?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Length: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Production Companies: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Licht/Mueller Film Corporation
Producer: Judd Apatow, William S. Beasley, Bernie Brillstein, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz, Andrew Licht, Jeffrey A. Mueller 
Director: Ben Stiller
Writer: Lou Holtz Jr.
Actors: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black, George Segal, Janeane Garofalo, Diane Baker, Ben Stiller, Eric Roberts, Andy Dick, Harry O’Reilly, David Cross, Owen Wilson, Kathy Griffin, Misa Koprova, Paul Greco, Tabitha Soren, Rikki Klieman, Robert Simels, David Bowe, Bill Clinton
Stunt Doubles: Bob Brown, Tom Elliott, Erin Ricotti, Erik Rondell

Blurb from Netflix: A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.

I’ve got a lot of friends who are really into this movie. I, personally, have no problems with Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, In Living Color, Bruce Almighty). He’s the King of stupid movies – in the best way. However, I just didn’t see what everyone else seemed to see in this film.

Quite frankly, for the majority of it, I was bored.

Carrey was his normal, funny-faced, over-acting self and Matthew Broderick (Finding Amanda, Bee Movie, The Producers) really compliments that over-the-top character with an understated character of his own, but that’s really all there was to it.

It was also a bit too long for what it was, though the social commentary of the ending was pretty cool.

I really don’t have much else to say about this movie. It’s not even really that I didn’t like it, I simply didn’t care about it. I was watching it and the clock at the same time. 

All in all, the ending made it watchable, though I doubt I’ll be going out of my way to watch it again.

Speech Available: English
Subtitles Available: English

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 54%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 51%
Metascore - None
Metacritic User Score – None
IMDB Score – 6.1/10

Trust the Dice: Selina's Rating – 2.5/5

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