Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Cable Guy

A disturbed and needy cable installer (Jim Carrey) relentlessly insinuates himself into the life of one of his customers (Matthew Broderick). After being maligned upon its initial release and although this black comedy clearly doesn't know where it wants to go, The Cable Guy holds up very well and is consistently funny, a marvel when put against today's studio comedies. Carrey is such a gifted comic, even if his bizarre schtick wasn't appreciated at first. The Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller (who directs) cameos are highlights.
*** 1/2 out of ****