Aaron writes: In 1996, The Cable Guy was released and met with a mixed to negative response. Now, the movie is looked at as an underrated dark comedy that was ahead of its time. For some reason it was cool to dislike it back then, but now it is seemingly uncool to dislike it now. I fall somewhere in the middle. I like and admire some of the elements about this film, but I still feel it falls short overall of what it was going for. I do not think it was Jim Carrey’s fault as an actor, because I think he does very good work in creating the character for his performance. I think it has more to do with Ben Stiller’s work as a director, as I think he was still finding his footing as a director during this time. Still, the movie is now celebrating its 15th anniversary, and plenty of people do find it to be a great, underrated flick.