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The Cable Guy (1996)

Director:
Ben Stiller

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Cable Guy

RUNNING TIME
97 minutes

Producer:
Andrew Licht
Jeffrey A. Mueller
Judd Apatow
Screenwriter:
Lou Holtz, Jr.


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
The Cable Guy Jim Carrey
Steven Kovacs Matthew Broderick
Robin Leslie Mann -
Rick Jack Black -
Steven’s Father George Segal -
Steven’s Mother Diane Baker -
Sam Sweet Ben Stiller -
Himself Eric Roberts -

 

Review

An original plot and a miscast Jim Carrey is the basis for this message comedy by Ben Stiller. There's thinly veiled media criticism intertwined with dark comedy, which despite Carrey's presence falls flat and gives the film a sluggish, wearisome quality. A different approach and lead actor might have made this one interesting.

Copyright 29.8.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 15.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)