Dan Whitney's "Larry the Cable Guy" stand-up comedy persona has long since dropped any connection to the actual profession of cable installation, but the moniker does signify the best medium on which to observe his movie. And you're most likely to make that choice if you're the type of dude who thought the Ernest movies needed more diarrhea and penis jokes. Larry seems to enrage a lot of people -- notably the more highbrow comedian David Cross -- either because they think he's too right-wing, or too redneck, or not authentically redneck enough. (Like Andrew Dice Clay, the character seems to have begun as mockery, only to be embraced by those he mocked.) Most will wonder what the fuss is about, as Larry's first movie is admittedly gross and poorly scripted, but amiable enough for those who enjoy dumb southern-fried fun. Like Tyler Perry's Madea movies, its niche is already predefined. But if Busch is your drink, this just might be your movie.
Director: Trent Cooper
Writer: Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer
Producer: Alan C. Blomquist and J.P. Williams
Cast: Larry The Cable Guy, Iris Bahr, Eric Esteban, Tom Hillmann, Bruce Perkins, Tom Wilson, Lance Smith, Megyn Price, Jonathan Bergquist and Tony Morales
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector