The Cable Guy

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

A twisted comedy about TV addiction. Teens OK.

PG-13 1996 96 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 25 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Funny, good movie, but with a lot of sexual references

Common sense rating says no sex present, but there definitely is! Porno password, including joking about hiding an erection; “cream in his pants,” "knights get laid,” "he who hesitates masturbates," Steven has sex with a prostitute and after Chip tells Steven he can pay next time they discuss paying for sex. These are only a few of the sexual references from the movie. Usually Common sense errs on the conservative side (like rating a breastfeeding scene in Clash of the Titans as sexual), but this movie slipped through. For parents concerned about sex in movies watch this before you show your kids.
4 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Jim Carrey went dark in this movie

Sex 2/5 Violence 3/5 Language 2/5 Drugs alcohol and smoking 1/5

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