Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2006 1 Jan
When a health inspector (Larry the Cable Guy) starts training a rookie (Iris Bahr), his routine gets thrown out of whack. But when diners at a fancy restaurant start getting sick, he's thankful for the extra help. After all, it's hard work offending the upper class with your crass manners all by yourself.
That's the premise for Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, this week's candidate for the "Film We Can't Believe Made It to the Big Screen" award.
Marcus Yoars (Plugged In) writes, "Health Inspector was obviously not given the green light based on its plot. Instead, those funding this project were banking on Larry the Cable Guy simply doing what Larry the Cable Guy always does: act like a 'redneck fool.' … Larry's feature film debut does little more than demonstrate, in a big way, just how weak his 'cause-I'm-dumb material is. Add a ceaseless flow of bawdy good-ol' boy quips and it's not just unfunny, it's obnoxious."
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) says it is "[w]itless and virtually unwatchable," and that it "makes the lowbrow inanity of Dumb and Dumber look like Moliere. 'Gross, loud and rude' is one character's description of the beer-bellied lead. That says it all."
Most mainstream critics can't be bothered to even review the film.