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All of this is given a comic slant, however. Chip rapidly becomes the thorn in Steven's flesh as he begins cropping up everywhere that Steven goes. His behaviour is erratic, abnormal, socially backward, and sometimes just downright eerie. Jim Carrey was never more superbly cast than he is in this film, and the taken-aback bemusement of Steven is also portrayed well by Matthew Broderick.
There are some truly funny scenes, especially one where Chip gatecrashes a basketball game which Steven is taking part in, to hilarious effect. Later, the two visit a medieval themed restaurant, and more chaos ensues. One of the most memorable scenes unfolds when Chip decides to throw Steven a house party, bringing in a Karaoke machine and various misfits who Chip has installed cable TV for. Oh, and a prostitue, too, who Chip proceeds to fix Steven up with. The scene in which Jim Carrey puts his heart and soul into a rendition of Jefferson Airplane's 'Somebody To Love', is as hilarious a scene as I have witnessed in any comedy, but it's a bizarre scene, and a thoroughly bizarre humour, which a person either finds hilarious or completely unfunny. I personally thought the film was inspired.
Events take a sinister turn after Steven discovers that he has slept with a prostitute, and he tells Chip he doesn't want him as a friend any more. Chip then begins deliberately making a stalker of himself and sets about causing Steven's life to unravel.Read more ›
Never a dull moment in this film, while it may not be sutiable to everyone, most people will appreciate what it is offering and enjoy it.
The comedy is fast paced and is side-splitting in parts.
If you like Jim Carrey then you will probably buy this film anyway, as well you should, however even if you don't give this film a try as it good well be the best film you have ever seen, it is certainly close to the top on a lot of my friends lists, and mine.
Steven Kovak (Matthew Broderick, well known for Ferris Bueller's Day Off), the main character of the film, has "moved away for a while" (AKA broke up) from his girlfriend and buys a new house and decides to book a cable installation. A work-friend recommends to "slip in an extra $50 and he'll give you all of the movie channels for free", so upon the installation, Steven decides to *nervously* ask the slightly mad cable guy known as 'Chip' (Jim Carrey, well known for Dumb and Dumber) to do so, which he accepts and then befriends. Steven soon realises that Chip is a very unstable guy, being brought up as a only-child by a single mother who was out almost every day and loved watching TV (close to addicted). As he starts to enter his social and family life, something bad happens to Steven. Really bad.
There are some HUGE names in this film, including Ben Stiller (well known for Zoolander) who directed this movie and also played a small part within the movie, I mean REALLY small - I wished he acted more in this movie.
Average DVD box, nothing special (sorry collectors).
So, what do I give this film altogether? 7/10. Here's why:
-Great acting and storyline
-A dark comedy that will make you laugh
-All of the main characters have been in better, more funny films. This is not the start into the world of comedy films (I would recommend Zoolander).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jim Carry is brilliant as a psychopath salesman, I bought it because he's excellent in this role! Quite simply a frightening nut case!Published 7 months ago by Racheal Cassidy..
The problem here is lack of plot and it's Jim Carrey being Jim Carrey- there is so much more to his game than this type of character. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Colonel Decker
great film came when expected and was in great condition works perfectPublished 10 months ago by aaron paul whitworth