CATEGORIES Comedy, New Releases, Lionsgate Films, Paramount, Distribution, Newsstand, Movie News, New Releases, CinematicalIn the person of Larry The Cable Guy, comedian Dan Whitney is personally responsible for all of the men across the country who are saying "GIT-R-DONE!" and think it's clever and cool. For this alone, I have a bone to pick with him. Deep personal issues aside, however, the prevalence of his catch-phrase makes it clear that the man has a sizable audience and, after missing out on that Jeff Foxworthy feature, Hollywood isn't going to make the same mistake twice: meet Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. Whitney stars in the film as, yes, Larry the Cable Guy, who for some reason becomes "a health inspector investigating a mysterious outbreak of food poisoning at the city's swankiest restaurants." I'll let Whitney himself fill in the details: "It's a lot of slapstick, one-liners kind of thing. It's not going to break any box-office records or be nominated for any awards, but I think it's a funny movie...I didn't think I could act, but we'll see, I guess." At least he's honest. if only actual actors would admit the same about their movies, I bet Hollywood would be a much nicer place.
Though the movie was originally made through Paramount, they evidently decided that Lionsgate "would be a better fit to market and open the comedy in theaters," whatever that means. Paramount actually kept home video rights, so they're clearly not dismissing the film out of hand - maybe the kids at Lionsgate just really get the whole blue collar comedy thing. The film is due in theaters on March 24.