Batten down the hatches, because Cabin Boy is (probably not) the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.
Review in a Nutshell: Do not be fooled by that enticing poster art. Cabin Boy is neither “hilarious” nor “fun”. It will make your brain hurt, and not in a good way.
This movie contains:
Russ Tamblyn, Siren of the Deep.
But one day I will be a Cabin Man.
I think that was a quote. I only remember the commercial before some movie D:
Russ Tamblyn played Biff, the head of the Jets in West Side Story.I thought I had to let you know.
Usually when you do negative reviews for stuff like anything by Dr. Boll, I am curious to check it out to see if it is as bad as you it is. I never heard the show being so passionate against seeing a film that I will probably not see the film unless I am dared to.
The terrifying thing is with this movie, as hallucinatory, off-kilter and all round bad this sounds, the promise of it being the possible birth of stoner humour has me intrigued. Being a fellow movie masochist, this is now on the top of my ‘trainwreck’ movie list to watch later.
As a side note, here in the UK, Cabin Boy went straight to video without a single theatrical release. Kinda says it all really.
Shame Russ Tamblyn wasn’t on the Sharks, or that would’ve made the Shark Man joke worked that way you thought Paul.
I also feel glad to know you’re as old as I am when it comes to the sort of stoner/Adult Swim humor that’s prevalent today. Nobody does the clever Goon Show/Monty Python stuff anymore. I’m only glad I never saw Cabin Boy in my whole life, so I don’t have to be reminded of it at all. And yet, I think the only thing Chris Elliot did that I enjoyed was the 1990’s Fox series “Get A Life”.
you don’t like Death to Smoochy 😦
I love Cabin Boy, and for that reason, I will never watch it again. On a double bill with Freaked I saw it, and then I wept as a child might weep and saw the world for the first time. Then I went mad and clawed out my own eyes, making sure that blue, six armed Ann Magnuson would be the last thing I ever saw.
I had forgotten this movie. It was a hazy fever dream that had retreated into the darkest corridors of my mind and I was at peace. Then you had to drag it back up. Now I feel like there is no God and I feel cold and alone in a cruel universe. Thank you Goob and Sean for reminding of this pain
One of the problems with this film is that it is a parody of Captains Courageous. This was a famous movie from the 1930’s, based on a Kipling novel. Most people in a modern audience would never have heard of it, so the parody falls flat. If you are familiar with what the film makers are poking fun at, it’s a bit funnier, although still very flawed.
I’m almost positive that I’ve seen Captains Courageous at some point, and I never made that connection. If they were trying for parody, they missed by a long shot.
I don’t know what deal Chris Elliott made with Satan, but it must have been a good one, because I think he was in every movie made during the 1990s. Although I might be confusing him with Daniel Stern.
I kind of liked ‘Toys’. It was a pretty good movie. I don’t think its really GME material, but it is worth watching at least once.
I think you should do an episode about ‘Hook’. When you mentioned Smee, it reminded me of the movie.