The Cable Guy

Released in 1996, The Cable Guy came out when Jim Carrey was the biggest comedy star on the planet. The two Ace Ventura movies, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber, and Batman Forever were all huge hits for Jim Carrey. I was so excited for this movie it was like all the other Jim Carrey movies that had come out the years before this had been leading up to The Cable Guy.

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The Movie Review

The Cable Guy is not your typical Jim Carrey comedy movie and at the time of release, I do not think people knew what to make of it. It is a dark comedy and I enjoyed it and it is a movie that I think has gotten better and more appreciated over time. I liked this as a teenager, but I appreciate it much more as an adult and I think that it is one of the more underrated movies from Jim Carrey’s filmography.

Jim Carrey plays the role of a guy called “Chip”. Chip is a cable guy and he is hired by Matthew Broderick’s Steven to install cable at his new place. Chip is kind of weird, but Steven going off his friend’s advice, asks Chip if he can hook him up with the best channels for free.

Chip and Steven’s Friendship

Chip is one very odd dude, but he and Steven hit it off and the two start hanging out. Chip starts to worm his way into Steven’s life, getting more and more extreme and intrusive with his behavior. Steven feels like he is going nuts as Chip starts to ruin his life, it is both funny and unnerving at the same time and Jim Carrey does such a great job.

A Dark Comedy with Stellar Performances

This is not your typical manic Jim Carrey, make you laugh with his slapstick humor. There are still little parts of that here, but most of the comedy here comes from its dark humor. I also feel that Matthew Broderick deserves just as much credit as Jim Carrey as it is his reactions to what Chip is doing to him that drive this movie.

An Impressive Supporting Cast

While the movie is led by Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick, I am sure most people have forgotten what a stacked cast this movie has. The supporting cast features the likes of Leslie Mann, Jack Black, George Segal, Ben Stiller, Eric Roberts, David Cross, and Andy Dick to name a few off the top of my head.

It is fair to say that by the time this movie started getting made, being in a Jim Carrey movie was probably something a lot of actors wanted to be part of. I got a huge kick out of all the famous faces that kept popping up on screen. I watched this with my wife who had never seen it before (she did not care for this movie) and she was mind blown by the cast in this movie.

Final Thoughts

The Cable Guy is a movie that you either like or do not, you either get or you do not get. At the time it was released, I think people had an idea of what a Jim Carrey movie should be and this was certainly not that. However, as a black comedy, I think it is a lot of fun and I have honestly enjoyed it a little more each time I have watched it over the years.

The Cable Guy
The Cable Guy is a dark comedy from 1996 starring Jim Carrey as an obsessive cable installer who intrudes into his customer's life. Download it now.
8.5 Total Score
The Cable Guy Review Summary

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  • Matthew Broderick and Jim Carrey are a lot of fun together
  • Chip is freaking nuts and it is hilarious
  • I liked the dark comedy this movie had
  • It is a lot of fun checking out the epic supporting cast
  • While I love this, it is the kind of movie I could easily see not clicking with some people
  • This is a movie that could do with a 4K restoration, the Blu-Ray is not very good at all!
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

Jason loves to give his honest opinion on games, movies, TV shows and is always willing to give anything a try!

Favorite Games: Resident Evil 4, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Bioshock Infinite, Super Mario World, The Last of Us, Halo 2, Streets of Rage 2, Overwatch.

Favorite Movies: Terminator 2, The Empire Strikes Back, Avengers Infinity War, Bloodsport, The Transformers The Movie. Dogma, BASEketball, From Dusk Till Dawn

Favorite TV Shows: X-Files, Supernatural, Lost, American Horror Story, The Mandalorian, Stranger Things.