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What's it about

Reviewed by MTMoura

The movie, as the title suggests, is about two completely stupid guys, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunn (Jeff Daniels), who decide to drive all the way from Providence, Rhode Island to Aspen, Colorado (or is it California?), to return a briefcase left in the airport by Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), Lloyd's instantaneous love crush. The briefcase happens to contain a small fortune in ransom money, to be exchanged for Mary’s husband. So, when Lloyd (unknowingly) snatches it from under the kidnappers noses, they become... lets say... just a little upset.

So much for the plot. The fact is that the briefcase story is simply an excuse for allowing Carrey and Daniels to deliver some of the funniest moments in recent movie history. It is fair to say that Peter Farrelly's direction is efficient in the manner that it doesn't constraint this two-man show of inspired stupidity. On the other hand, in the few scenes where Carrey and Daniels are absent, the movie just doesn't exist at all.

Dumb & Dumber
© New Line Cinema

The movie has plenty of hilarious sight gags and, without trying to describe them (because the result would be pathetic), I'll proceed to point out a few of my favorites: the scene at the beginning, with Lloyd sticking his head out the window of the limo; that wonderful scene where Lloyd leaves his wallet inside the newspaper stand (the use of Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand" to set the timing and mood is genial) and Lloyd's entire dream sequence. It is also curious to refer the moment when Lloyd's despaired lines convince his buddy to drive to Aspen in search of fame, fortune and most important, love. This split second change of tone, is a very interesting hint to all the potential latitude Carrey can bring to a character.

"Dumb And Dumber" is an example of how little it takes to make a good comedy, when in the presence of exceptional actors. Carrey and Daniels function perfectly as a duo and what makes this particular dumb movie different from others, is its stars "savoir faire" (we could also call it perfectionism, comedic flair, or a combination of all this plus a lot of hard work). This is something that unfortunately failed to reach several movie critics cognizance, more concerned with how much Carrey was contributing to the dumbing down of America and the end of the World as we know it.

Dumb & Dumber
© New Line Cinema

More than likely, with time all the critics hysteria will pass and this movie will be regarded as another genial meaningless comedy, like all the others given for our viewing pleasure by Chaplin, Keaton, The Marx Brothers and Jerry Lewis.


Production Company New Line Cinema
Distributor New Line Cinema
Director Peter Farrelly
Writers Peter Farrelly
Bennett Yellin
Bobby Farrelly
Producers Brad Krevoy
Steven Stabler
Charles B. Wessler
Executive Producers Aaron Meyerson
Gerald T. Olson
Associate Producers Ellen Dumouchel
Bradley Jenkel
Chad Oman
Co-Producers Bobby Farrelly
Tracie Graham-Rice
Bradley Thomas
Composer Todd Rundgren
Cinematographer Mark Irwin
Editor Christopher Greenbury
Cast List Jim Carrey
Jeff Daniels
Lauren Holly
Mike Starr
Karen Duffy
Charles Rocket
Victoria Rowell
Joe Baker
Hank Brandt
Teri Garr
Felton Perry
Cam Neely
Harland Williams
Rob Moran
Brady Bluhm
Brad Lockerman
Kathryn Frick
Zen Gesner
Lawrence Kopp
Connie Sawyer
Lin Shaye
Fred Stoller
Mike Watkis
Diane Kinerk
Lisa Stothard
Sean Gildea
Charles Chun
Helen Boll
Hillary Matthews
Karen Ingram
Jesse Borja
Vene L. Arcoraci
Anna Åberg
Samantha Carpel
Elaine Wood
Bruce Bowns
Denise Vienne
Nancy Farrelly
Catallina Izasa
Samatha Pearson
Ken Duvall
Cecile Krevoy
George Bedard
Bill Beauchene
Gary Sivertsen
John Stoneham Jr.
John Stroehman
Terry Mullany
Brad Blank
Mark Miosky
Mike Cavallo
Tom Leasca
Kevin Sheehan
Kenny Griswold
Brian Mone
Brad Norton
John Dale
Mike Burke
Kevin Constantine
Chris Spain
Paul Pelletier
Mark Levine
William Smith
Mark Charpentier
James Ahern
Jim Blake
Traci Adell
Anita Rice
Pam Nielson
Nancy Barker
Brad Louder
Doug Caputo
James Horrocks
Rolfe Brekke
Clint Allen
Clem Franek
.....   Lloyd Christmas
.....   Harry Dunne
.....   Mary Swanson
.....   Joe 'Mental' Mentaliano
.....   J.P. Shay
.....   Nicholas Andre
.....   FBI Special Agent Beth Jordan
.....   Bernard
.....   Karl Swanson
.....   Helen Swanson
.....   Detective Dale
.....   Sea Bass
.....   State Trooper
.....   Bartender
.....   Billy
.....   Bobby Swanson
.....   Cashier
.....   Dale's Man
.....   Dale's Man
.....   Elderly Woman
.....   Mrs. Neugeboren
.....   Anxious Man at Phone
.....   Reporter
.....   Flo, Waitress #1
.....   Bus Stop Beauty
.....   Sea Bass Friend
.....   Flight Attendant
.....   Swanson Maid
.....   Waitress #2
.....   Nicholas' Girl
.....   Martial Artist
.....   Bikini Girl
.....   Bikini Girl
.....   Bikini Girl
.....   Bikini Girl
.....   Barber
.....   Concierge
.....   Diner Gawker
.....   Manicurist
.....   Masseuse
.....   Mutt Cutts Boss
.....   Airport Bystander
.....   Peeing Man
.....   Peeing Man's Friend
.....   Aspen Police Officer
.....   Preservation Partier
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.....   Sexy Woman
.....   Sweater Friend
.....   Sweater Friend
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.....   Sweater Friend
.....   Sweater Friend
.....   Coroner
.....   Wallbanger

Movie Quotes

Lloyd Christmas: If I know Mary as well as I think I do, she'll invite us right in for tea and strumpets.

Lloyd Christmas: We got no food, no jobs... our PET'S HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!

Lloyd Christmas: Mary... I desperately wanna make love to a school boy.

Lloyd Christmas: Some people just aren't cut out for life on the road.

Lloyd Christmas: What are the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together?
Mary Swanson: Not good.
Lloyd Christmas: Not good like one in a hundred?
Mary Swanson: I'd say more like one in a million.
Lloyd Christmas: So you're telling me there's a chance?

Harry Dunne: I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.
Lloyd Christmas: I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of shit, man.

Harry Dunne: Hi, Lloyd.
Lloyd Christmas: Hi, Harry.
Harry Dunne: How was your day?
Lloyd Christmas: Not bad. Fell off the jet way again.

Airport Clerk: Sir, you can't go in there!
Lloyd Christmas: It's ok, I'm a limo driver!

Lloyd Christmas: Why you going to the airport? Flying somewhere?
Mary Swanson: How'd you guess?
Lloyd Christmas: I saw your luggage. Then when I noticed the airline ticket, I put 2 and 2 together.

Lloyd Christmas: Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?


What the one doesn't have, the other is missing.

If they each had half a brain, together they would still only have half a brain.

For Harry and Lloyd every day is a no-brainer.

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