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Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
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by EricDSnider

"See, this is why dumb people shouldn't be allowed to make movies."
1 stars

Larry the Cable Guy wants you to be intimately familiar with his bodily functions. He likes to pass gas and provide commentary on its potency, and he is not afraid to let you know, in colorful euphemisms, how badly he needs to use the restroom. What a delightful scamp this Larry the Cable Guy is! What a refreshingly honest, hard-working, "salt of the earth" type! How I hate him!

I had only seen snippets of Nebraska-born comedian Dan Whitney's redneck character Larry the Cable Guy before his feature film, but what I saw was broad and simple-minded. (He's the one who makes easily amused people laugh by saying, "Get-R-Done!") His film debut, "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector," is 89 minutes of jokes centered mostly around the butt. Mr. The Cable Guy -- playing himself, except he's a health inspector instead of a cable guy -- can barely go 10 seconds without referencing his butt, the butts of others, or the butts of animals. The things that come out of those butts are an especially prized topic.

"You ever fart so hard your back cracks?" he asks at one point, I presume rhetorically. He gets no answer from his boss, the ever-blustery Bart (Tom Wilson), nor from Amy Butlin (Iris Bahr), his too-serious, bun-haired new partner. These people don't know what to make of white-trash Larry, what with his conducting restaurant inspections in flannel shirts with the sleeves cut off, and with his malaprops like saying "homeopathic" when he means "homophobic," and with his constant -- some would say chronic, perhaps even medically serious, like maybe he should see a doctor -- flatulence.

The plot involves a series of food poisonings at the city's best restaurants, with the All City Top Chef contest just days away. It's up to Larry and Butlin to figure out who's sabotaging the competition, even if it means taking on the breast-obsessed mayor (Joe Pantoliano).

Larry is portrayed as a nice, good-hearted guy, dumb because dumb is funny, but not dumb in a believable way. (He says Jesus came over on the Mayflower, and that it happened a hundred years ago). The screenplay is credited to relative newcomers Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer, but I suspect Larry had a hand in writing lines like "She was so ugly she could trick-or-treat over the telephone" (which made me laugh, I don't mind telling you).

The movie, directed by first-timer Trent Cooper, is sloppily assembled, like it was put together by drunk monkeys working on a tight deadline. Why do you need David Koechner as Larry's retarded next-door neighbor, a character who does nothing? Whence the embittered wheelchair-bound co-worker (Tony Hale), a character who winds up doing something but who doesn't need to be in a wheelchair? Why, when you're creating a fake newspaper for an insert shot, would you put "January 1" (no year) as the date? Really, movie? Is it New Year's Day? Funny, you didn't mention it being New Year's Eve in the previous scene, or Christmastime before that. Sloppy, sloppy, stupid.

It's as unfunny a comedy as I've seen this year, so drunkenly focused on getting out as many poo-poo-pee-pee jokes as it can that it forgets to actually make them funny. Gross-out humor can be a magical thing -- I laughed as hard as anyone at Chef's post-death No. 2 on "South Park" this week -- but an endless barrage of half-hearted poop references doesn't qualify as humor. It reeks of desperation, among other things.

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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
8/18/07 bronson just what i'd expect from this redneck clown. as low as it gets. a pathetic PIG ! 1 stars
7/29/07 Kelse I laughed nearly as much as that time I got ass-rapped by a sheep. 1 stars
5/23/07 Anti-Tristin You retard, you meant "good movie." What, Larry has another retard for a groupie? Amazing 1 stars
5/12/07 Tristin I thought is was a god movie, GIT-R-DONE 5 stars
3/01/07 THE REAL DEAL The only correct review Cornelius has ever made 1 stars
1/07/07 Frank Rountree "That's funny I don't care who you are" 4 stars
12/13/06 jdean62 Does anyone want a used DVD for 1 cent 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
9/19/06 Joyster boring 1 stars
9/17/06 Ryan_A By, for and starring morons. I hope Larry (and his fans) get sucked into a jet engine. 1 stars
8/11/06 michael average and wait for the DVD 3 stars
8/10/06 Steve-O Why is he a fucking health inspector when he's Larry the CABLE GUY? Beyond fucking retarded 1 stars
8/09/06 John Bailey Best movie i ever did saw. 5 stars
8/01/06 Sugarfoot About as funny as a Knock Knock joke. 1 stars
5/24/06 The Velcro Warlock Should have shown more of where Jane gets the shits real bad. Amy way too surly too long. 4 stars
5/09/06 Susan Dugas We Found it to be very funny, some of you people need to lighten up! 5 stars
5/04/06 Duffyboy666 Total Shit 1 stars
4/27/06 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
4/13/06 Sean No. No. No. No. No. This is like having your bollocks butchered by a rusty blade 1 stars
4/08/06 aarie dreadful in every single way 1 stars
4/08/06 Frank Rountree I thought it was very funny, but then... I'm a REDNECK too. 3 stars
4/07/06 Ryden The sole reason why redneck humor is no good 1 stars
4/04/06 Bob Siesholtz I snuck in to see this movie, and I still felt like asking for my money back. 1 stars
4/01/06 geodude Manos for rednecks. Anyone who buys this should be bayonetted 1 stars
3/31/06 Soha Molina bad 1 stars
3/31/06 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
3/29/06 Gworgie FUCK 1 stars
3/29/06 mike this redneck geek is not funny at all 1 stars
3/29/06 Westlake GIT-R-DUMB 1 stars
3/28/06 Sean D I am at a loss for words. 1 stars
3/28/06 Brian Meyer Razzie's got a new butt to kiss. This is just pathetic!!!!!! 1 stars
3/27/06 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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