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Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
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by Peter Sobczynski

"Finally, Lionsgate puts out a genuinely terrifying film"
1 stars

Like a Pauly Shore movie with fewer teeth, comedic and otherwise, “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector” is another attempt to give a comedian with little more to offer than a vaguely annoying catchphrase a shot at big-screen stardom. I don’t know when this trend began–after all, I don’t recall Ray Jay Johnson getting himself a three-picture deal back in the day–but I can’t imagine that it could possibly cough up a film as crushingly stupid and groaningly unfunny as this one.

The vague stab at a plot involves Larry the Cable Guy–well, Larry the Health Inspector–trying to get to the bottom of a rash of food poisonings plaguing a group of five-star restaurants that are competing in an upcoming citywide cook-off. To do that, of course, requires any number of jokes revolving around bodily functions (including an extended shot of Larry riding a toilet that makes the gruesome sights of “Hostel” or “The Hills Have Eyes” look refined by comparison), scenes that appear to have been designed to shoehorn bits of Larry’s stage act into the film and endless bits in which he mocks practically everyone who isn’t a beer-bellied idiot. Sure, he tries to take the sting out of such remarks by insisting that he is just funning around but when a running joke in which he mistakes new partner Amy Butlin (Iris Bahr) for a guy is topped off with a sign saying “Butlin is a Fag,” I’m not so sure that “just kidding” quite balances the scales.

Perhaps realizing that the screen presence of its star is, at best, somewhat less than persuasive, the filmmakers have surrounded him with a supporting cast that is surprisingly strong for a film that has all the earmarks of a direct-to-video extravaganza that has inexplicably been given a shot at the big leagues–among those humiliating themselves for grocery money are Joanna Cassidy (you know, the co-star of “Blade Runner”), David Koechner (you know, the co-star of “Anchorman”), Tony Hale (you know, the co-star of the late, great “Arrested Development”), Joe Pantoliano (you know, Guido the Killer Pimp from “Risky Business”) and Jerry Mathers (you know, the Beaver). None of them score any laughs to speak of and go through their scenes with vaguely mortified expressions, as though they are afraid that people they know might actually see the film and recognize them. There is even a cameo appearance from none other than Kid Rock and yes, this is by far his most embarrassing screen appearance so far this year.

Look, I am not completely immune to the joys to be had from silly redneck humor–I have found myself laughing at the occasional “Ernest” film and will even admit a grudging fondness for the likes of “Smokey and the Bandit.” However, throughout the 85 minutes of “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” I think there was only one moment when I was even mildly amused–when Larry’s cell phone goes off, his ring tone was “La Cucaracha.” Beyond that (and even that gets a bit tiresome by the fourth time we hear it), the film is a toxic stew of stupidity that is so foul and rank that even the most forgiving fans of such corn-pone humor are liable to slink out of the theater at the end feeling dumber than any of the characters or jokes they have just seen.

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User Comments

1/12/11 Matt Stilwell This movie is hilarious. A perfect comedy 5 stars
10/18/09 Samantha I'd rather go fuck my mother than watch this again. 1 stars
4/25/08 Karrie Millheim The movie was a little cheesy 2 stars
8/17/07 bronson just what i'd expect from this redneck clown. as low as it gets. a pathetic PIG ! 1 stars
7/28/07 Kelse I laughed nearly as much as that time I got ass-rapped by a sheep. 1 stars
5/22/07 Anti-Tristin You retard, you meant "good movie." What, Larry has another retard for a groupie? Amazing 1 stars
5/11/07 Tristin I thought is was a god movie, GIT-R-DONE 5 stars
2/28/07 THE REAL DEAL The only correct review Cornelius has ever made 1 stars
1/06/07 Frank Rountree "That's funny I don't care who you are" 4 stars
12/12/06 jdean62 Does anyone want a used DVD for 1 cent ...movie SUCKED 1 stars
12/06/06 T I turned it off after 15 minutes. If I hadn't rented it, I would have broken the DVD. 1 stars
12/02/06 cd In the name of sanity I condem this film 4 GIT-R-Dun being so over used 1 stars
9/18/06 Joyster boring 1 stars
9/16/06 Ryan_A By, for and starring morons. I hope Larry (and his fans) get sucked into a jet engine. 1 stars
8/10/06 michael average and wait for the DVD 3 stars
8/09/06 Steve-O Why is he a fucking health inspector when he's Larry the CABLE GUY? Beyond fucking retarded 1 stars
8/08/06 John Bailey Best movie i ever did saw. 5 stars
7/31/06 Sugarfoot About as funny as a Knock Knock joke. 1 stars
5/23/06 The Velcro Warlock Should have shown more of where Jane gets the shits real bad. Amy way too surly too long. 4 stars
5/08/06 Susan Dugas We Found it to be very funny, some of you people need to lighten up! 5 stars
5/03/06 Duffyboy666 Total Shit 1 stars
4/26/06 The Satellite Guy He ain't even no real cable guy, what a fake ass mofo! 1 stars
4/16/06 Lalayla Johnson It was oI expected more from some1 who makes people laugh so hard they fart. 2 stars
4/12/06 Sean No. No. No. No. No. This is like having your bollocks butchered by a rusty blade 1 stars
4/07/06 aarie dreadful in every single way 1 stars
4/07/06 Frank Rountree I thought it was very funny, but then... I'm a REDNECK too. 3 stars
4/06/06 Ryden The sole reason why redneck humor is no good 1 stars
4/03/06 Bob Siesholtz I snuck in to see this movie, and I still felt like asking for my money back. 1 stars
3/31/06 geodude Manos for rednecks. Anyone who buys this should be bayonetted 1 stars
3/30/06 Soha Molina bad 1 stars
3/30/06 PrAvA Hollywood stop doing this! 1 stars
3/30/06 JM Synth I'd rather have my cable installed by the guy from "Shocker" than Larry(I havent seen this) 1 stars
3/28/06 Gworgie FUCK 1 stars
3/28/06 mike this redneck geek is not funny at all 1 stars
3/28/06 Westlake GIT-R-DUMB 1 stars
3/27/06 Sean D I am at a loss for words. 1 stars
3/27/06 Brian Meyer Razzie's got a new butt to kiss. This is just pathetic!!!!!! 1 stars
3/26/06 Dick Cheney Watch out Larry, I'm getting my shotgun and this time I will kill you. 1 stars
3/25/06 George W Bush This movie's almost as dumb as I am. 1 stars
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  24-Mar-2006 (PG-13)
  DVD: 08-Aug-2006



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