Cable Guy – Die Nervensäge (1996)

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Cable Guy – Die Nervensäge: Directed by Ben Stiller. With Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black. A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.

“Matthew Broderick asked his girl to marry him and she asked him to move out. The eccentric guy who shows up to install cable in his new pad arrives just at the right time to become his friend. Only The Cable Guy (Jim Carrey) wants to be a little closer than Broderick is comfortable with…u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe Cable Guy is a brave and daring tragi-comedy, a rare sort of movie where youu0026#39;re laughing one minute and scared the next. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIu0026#39;m not sure if weu0026#39;ll ever get another chance to see Jim Carrey go this far out on a limb: director Ben Stiller has seemingly given him total carte blanche, resulting in a seemingly completely over-the-top characterisation, yet not so over the top that we canu0026#39;t get involved in the plot and take what his character does as really happening.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNotice the way that the cable guy often mimics moments from his favourite movies and works them into his controlling of the plot of this movie – or how he starts humming movie-music along to certain scenes, while the actual music of the movie mirrors the music the cable guy is creating. This will clue you into the other subtle elements which add towards this movieu0026#39;s satire of the effect TV has had on the modern psyche.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIts worth the price of rental alone to see Carreyu0026#39;s rendition of u0026quot;Donu0026#39;t You Want Somebody to Loveu0026quot; in the famous karaoke scene.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAfter repeated viewings since its initial release, its one of the most memorable Carrey comedies, and one of the most memorable flicks of the 90u0026#39;s. 4/5.”

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