When people said that Larry the Cable Guy was the new Ernest, I don't think they were kidding. His movies are cheap and low rent even down to the camera work, the humor is dumb and outside of a razzie would never win any kind of awards.
As with any TV star, comedian or musician, a movie vehicle was made to carry Larry into the silver screen world and a movie about food would allow Larry's fat and fart jokes to flourish.
Larry in the movie is a health inspector (named Larry) in a small southern suburb who is great at what he does but his slovenly personality and his ability to give his boss fits keeps him on the two star fast food and lower rent beat and not in the gourmet establishments. Larry is on thin ice and gets a partner to help keep an eye on him but now has to face a string of food poisoning that his hitting the city's gourmet establishments just before a major chef's competition. Lots of fart jokes may ensue but so does Larry's analogies, childish behavior and other hijinks.
Lets get this out there in the open: Larry is not an actor. In all of his movies he has basically played the same character, a fat redneck slob so at least he looks and sounds natural. Larry however is protected by some real good supporting cast members especially Tom WIlson as his boss and Iris Bahr as his ambigously dressed partner.
The movie does run a little short though. It doesn't overstay it's welcome and as much as I love Larry, I dont' think I could listen to him for two hours straight.
Larry has his fans and if you think you could be one, give this one a shot. In the world of "everything is game and therefore is funny", Larry's movie should be a hit. Larry's humor isn't quite as polarizing as you'd think and if you find yourself getting upset then Ben Stiller and Dane Cook are waiting for you. Ironically enough though they make me feel like I have food poisoning.
Larry The Cables Guy's first movie is a decent enough vehicle to show off his comedic talents. Tom Wilson, Iris Bahr and Lisa Lampenelli are great supporting cast mates to help Larry and the story about a food poisoning epidemic is appropriate for Larry's style of comedy. Amaturish at best but still entertaining.
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more
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