The Cable Guy (1996)
Director: Ben Stiller
Cast: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black
Synopsis: Recently single Steven Kovacs (Matthew Broderick) has moved into a new apartment and while having his cable installed meets the very strange Chip Douglas (Jim Carrey) and offers him a bribe for free cable. After the cable is installed Chip suggests maybe they should hang out which Steven agrees to. It is not long before Chip starts showing up at Steven’s gym, leaving dozens of messages on his phone and having dinner with his family. When he decides to end the friendship he realizes that cable always come with a price.
Trivia: This movie marked the first time that an actor received a $20 million dollar upfront salary for a film.
Why I think you should see this: This to date is my favourite of Jim Carrey’s comedies and I love it because it is able to make a serious and dark subject into a funny film. Jim Carrey is at his best in some of the funniest scenes in any film. The karaoke party scene is to die for!