Get ready for a super topical movie-themed post!
By the time I got home from my evening out last night, Tom had already gotten both kids to bed. Sweet! So I scarfed some dinner and we channel surfed a bit. Eventually, the following dialog took place, as we scrolled through the channel guide:
T: Ah, The Cable Guy, a classic.
S: Heh, yeah, I've never actually seen that one.
T: *click* Now you have.
It had started only ten or so minutes before, so we watched pretty much the whole thing. While it wasn't quite as dark as I'd expected, it was still plenty dark, and Tom & I ultimately disagree on whether or not this particular cinematic endeavor deserves to be labeled "a classic" of the era. It was definitely very much a mid-90s movie, with a soundtrack guaranteed to plunk you right back in high school (or wherever you were in the mid-90s). And it had its moments; there were some laughs, sure, amid the cringe-worthy bulk of the film. I'm sure I would feel differently about it if my initial exposure to the movie had been in my teenage years - it's clear there's no small amount of nostalgia in play with regard to Tom's opinion of it - but though I will admit I didn't hate The Cable Guy like I expected to, it's not likely to go down as a "classic" in my book, either.