This review is from: The Cable Guy [DVD]  (DVD)
Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend.
Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip Chip, the cable guy $50 for free cable. He then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work.
However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend, he goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life.
All this runs along a little sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother
This never flopped, it wasn't as successful as Dumber, Mask, Ventura, as they all featured the same shtick, Carrey acting all goofy.
So when the trailer gave us a misleading campaign, who wouldn't be freaked out to see psycho Carrey, stalking poor old Ferris.
The film certainly has flaws, but one cannot deny that the film is daring and highly original. And kudos to Stiller, for making the the most bankable star of the era and literally getting him to do something totally inspired and left field.
Today, Stiller would write, direct and star, and Jonah Hill would probably play Steven. This saddens me. What we have here is well acted, genuinely funny and terrifying at the same time, proving that Carrey is an immaculate actor, and Stiller has a lot of talent.
Whether they can make another film like this is another question, but it makes you appreciate the nineties for its consumerism and it's left field ways.
This is the film that defined Carrey as a star.