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"The Cable Guy" ---A Comedy Classic that the Critics Hated
Self | December 25, 2008 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 12/25/2008 11:17:04 AM PST by PJ-Comix

One of the great injustices ever done to a movie was the lousy reviews many critics gave to one of the greatest comedy flicks ever---"The Cable Guy." Apparently the critics wanted another "Ace Ventura" and Jim Carrey gave them an incredible performance as a creepy cable guy. The dark humor of the movie frightened the critics and many of them panned the performance. Hey critics! It can't all be sweetness and light like the Ace Ventura movies. Carrey angered the critics by breaking out of the cookie cutter mold they wanted him to remain in.

Overall "The Cable Guy" is easily in one of the top ten comedies of all time. Almost every scene delivered comedy on the highest level from Carrey looking for the "sweet spot" in the wall to humming the Star Trek personal battle theme while fighting Steven Kovacs at the Medieval theme restaurant to doing Altamont karaoke singing performance to recreating "Midnight Express" by shoving his nipple against the glass at the jailhouse ("OH BILLY!!!"). Plus there were TONS more fantastic comedy scenes that always puts me into stitches whenever I watch that movie as I did recently several times over on cable.

How the critics could have rated that movie so low is beyond belief. I really think their low opinion of "The Cable Guy" kept Carrey from doing more dark humor. But "The Cable Guy," despite the idiotic critics, remains one of the great comedy movies of all time.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cableguy; jimcarrey
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To: PJ-Comix
Any other fans of "The Cable Guy" out there?

Absolutely - it was brilliant!

51 posted on 12/25/2008 2:52:47 PM PST by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Yep! Me!

Loved the movie. My husband and I saw it on DVD a few weeks ago. I was unaware that it had received poor reviews.

The karoke scene was hilarious.

52 posted on 12/25/2008 3:02:05 PM PST by wintertime
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To: supremedoctrine
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53 posted on 12/25/2008 3:23:43 PM PST by ovrtaxt (It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it. ~Henry Allen)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

I’ve heard good things about VBT! My husband liked it very much, so I’ll check it out. Thanks for the tip.


54 posted on 12/25/2008 4:21:52 PM PST by RepoGirl ("I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Sea beams glittering at the Tannhauser Gate.")
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To: RepoGirl

Just be in the correct frame of mind when you watch it! A more mordant comedy has never been filmed. Sick stuff, but once you accept it as a truly twisted morality tale, it’s side-splitting.


55 posted on 12/25/2008 5:47:11 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([In the primaries, vote "FOR". In the general, vote "AGAINST". ...See? Easy.])
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56 posted on 12/25/2008 5:52:18 PM PST by gatorhead
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Eh?


57 posted on 12/25/2008 5:54:56 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([In the primaries, vote "FOR". In the general, vote "AGAINST". ...See? Easy.])
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To: PJ-Comix

Good Movie, but this thread is about 12 years too late.


58 posted on 12/25/2008 5:58:47 PM PST by waiyu (Some are wise, some are otherwise.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m a “Me, Myself & Irene” fan...


59 posted on 12/25/2008 6:51:06 PM PST by toomuchcoffee ( Yeah, I'll help you buy some real estate)
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