The Cable Guy (1996)
USA / English
""I can be your best friend, or your worst enemy..." "A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.
watch it again. highly underrated
the most astonishing thing about the cable guy is that it simply wasn't
liked by critics! however, this was to be expected given the way it was
promoted. Not just another Jim Carrey "stupid humour" movie as it was
unfortuanately promoted as, the cable guy was an entirely different
genre; a comedy so dark it bordered on horror/thriller. and it is
to watch this movie a second time is highly recommended, as is an open
mind to the dark web that Ben Stiller weaves masterfully. The actors
fill their roles extremely well; Broderick perhaps a little
underwhelming, but Carrey's astonishingly dark and eerie portrayal of
his character carries the film. the cameos are brilliant, and show the
respect the movie received by those who read the script, with many top
actors willing to appear for only short roles. in the vein of other
Stiller comedies that must not be taken at face value, such as the
classic Zoolander, this film genuinely needs a repeat viewing. and try
to forget Carrey was ever Ace Ventura before you watch the movie.
naysayers will be converted!
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