Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector

on March 24, 2006 by Kim Williamson
Print
It's the kind of movie that has cameos by Kid Rock and Jerry Mathers and a lead with a penchant for moon pies and for making lots of loud visits to the men's room. Yet "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector," starring the "redneck" comic who goes by the Larry moniker, is modestly humorous -- one just has to pay attention to Larry's throwaway lines, which appear like (very) low-rent versions of the sotto voce comments Bob Hope used to toss off. The film's other key plus is that the character of Larry is somehow an endearing one; he has an innate humanity that, despite his various puzzlements with the modern world, adds a certain charm.

And the co-star characterizations -- Iris Bahr as a mannish partner in the health inspection office, Megyn Price as an addled but attractive romantic partner, Joe Pantoliano as a mayor on the make, and Joanna Cassidy as the evil owner of a posh restaurant -- add a certain zing to the homemade-looking affair. The key problem, which is not surmounted, is that there's really no movie here; the Lionsgate release is yet another low-cost, low-intelligence, low-star-wattage affair of the type that Hollywood is cranking so many of these years -- and yet it's unlikely that "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector" would pull any significant audience numbers had it debuted on night-time free cable TV. So why is it being foisted on paying moviegoers? In the end, despite the efforts of the troops, it's a case of (to borrow a Larry phrase) "Git 'er done" -- didn't. Starring Larry the Cable Guy. Directed by Trent Cooper. Written by Jonathan Bernstein and Jim Greer. Produced by Alan Blomquist and J.P. Williams. A Lionsgate release. Comedy. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, and for language. Running time: 89 min.

Tags: Git 'er done, s a case of (to borrow a Larry phrase) -- didn, g moviegoers? In the end, despite the efforts of the troops, itt. Starring Larry the Cable Guy. Directed by Trent Cooper. Written by Jonathan Bernstein and Jim Greer. Produced by Alan Blomquist and J.P. Williams. A Lionsgate release. Comedy, puzzlements, charm, moon, humorous
Print

read all Reviews »


0 Comments

No comments were posted.

What do you think?