Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven 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 the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother.Written by
Wayne Jamieson <jamtin@OntheNet.com.au>
At Medieval Times, Jim Carrey uses chicken skins to mimic the scene from The Silence of the Lambs (1991) where Dr. Hannibal Lecter uses the cut-off face of a policeman to escape. Charles Napier, who plays the arresting officer, also played one of the policemen killed by Lecter in that very scene (although he was 'only' disemboweled; the policeman losing his face was played by 'Alex Coleman'). See more »
At Steven's parents' house, Steven calls Chip a "bastard" and
covers his mouth in shock at what he said. In the next shot, his hand is no longer over his mouth. See more »
Regardless of what people say, this movie has some very funny moments scattered throughout. When I first saw this movie, I will admit I didn't find it that funny. But it's one of those movies that grows on you with time. Even if you don't like it at first, give it some time. You have to accept this movie for what it is. A dark comedy aimed at poking fun of the lighter things in life. Jim Carrey obviously carries the movie with his infamous quirkiness, but Matthew Broderick holds his own as the anal retentive guy which he is great at playing. Whether you are talking about the Midevil Times restaurant scene or the karaoke scene, this movie is a gem. Highly recommended.
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