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YMMV / Cabin Boy

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  • Cult Classic: Panned at release, the film gradually found an audience that appreciated its offbeat brand of humor, and is now generally well-regarded by comedy fans.
  • Director Displacement: Tim Burton co-produced the film, but due to his commitment to Ed Wood, Adam Resnick directed.
  • Eight Deadly Words: A commonly cited complaint about the movie by critics was that its protagonist was so completely unlikable that it was impossible to become invested in anything he did.
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  • Vindicated by History: A critical and commercial bomb at its release, it has since grown into a Cult Classic and is often regarded as being a pioneer of the brand of anti-comedy that would go on to become popularized by comedians such as Tim & Eric in the mid-2000s.


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