“The Cable Guy”

the cable guy

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Last night, I saw the movie “The Cable Guy” which stars Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, Bruce Almighty), Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Lion King), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, 17 Again), Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda, School of Rock), George Segal (Just Shoot Me!, The Goldbergs), Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, The Big Year), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Tropic Thunder), Diane Baker (The Silence of the Lambs, The Net), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille), Andy Dick (NewsRadio, Road Trip), and David Cross (Alvin and the Chipmunks [2007], Megamind). This movie is about an average guy named Steven Kovacs (Broderick) who goes on a wild, scary journey in life once he forms a relationship with his “cable guy” (Carrey). Once a good, normal friendship turns into a creepy, dark one when the cable guy starts showing up more in Steven’s life and tries to hard to be his friend even when Steven doesn’t need one.

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This movie went along quite like I imagined it would be, with a little more flare to it. The story made me laugh a lot, but it also silenced me when there would be very serious and dark points. It all blended nicely with the direction of Ben Stiller whom I find is a great director and writer. The acting is spot on with the amazing work by Jim Carrey, who is one of my favorite actors, and Matthew Broderick with whom I’ve only seen one movie by (and it isn’t “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” surprisingly). There are also several famous cameos, that I have listed above, which add more funniness and fun to this movie. There was only one major con I found with this film and that is the fact that this movie can get unrealistic. Mainly with Leslie Mann’s character Robin. The cable guy is a creepy character, even when he tries to be a nice guy and just for Robin to be cool with him and let him into her apartment or invite him over to Steven’s house is rather strange. A lot of the characters other than Steven are fine with him actually, except for Jack Black’s character Rick. Other than that, this movie was great and is a definite classic. Jim Carrey never fails with his great acting style. FINAL SCORE: 91%= Juicy Popcorn

Here is the trailer:

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