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Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Dumb and Dumber (1994)


Jim Carrey
Jeff Daniels

Directed by Peter Farrelly

The 1994 cult classic Dumb and Dumber is as funny as they come. The movie was a critical and commercial success – earning my respect as one of those movies that no matter when you get to see it you will find yourself laughing.
The concept and the way the characters interact can make you wonder if you are witnessing the next level of acting chemistry between two cast. They didn’t make their dumbness an overacting portrayal of what dumb is like – they made it easy to believe such exist. In other movies were dumbness is to be portrayed, they add overacting and just making things fly about to further add that this guy is dumb.
Here, their portrayal is clean, easy to follow and at times just madly cool to see them talk, or to watch how sometimes they are innocent of their antics, which end up being deadly.

The plot goes, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are friends and what brings them together is their lack of intelligence and dumbness. Both live together and struggle to keep a job because both are always having issues beyond the understanding of any individual.
Lloyd at the present was a limo driver, who was to carry a lady to the airport. He fell in love with her and believes they are to be together. Unknown to him the lady was in his limo because she was asked to by kidnappers who have her husband. She was told to leave the money (which was in a briefcase) in the limo.
She does, but Lloyd sees it thinking it was left by error and makes it his new life goal to get the case back to her. The pair begin their trip to Aspen, Colorado to return the briefcase, while being chased by the kidnappers who are now struggling to get possession of it from this duo.

The movie spawned an animated tv-series, which was not as successful as the other animated tv-series from Jim Carrey’s movies (The Mask: Animated Series and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective). The franchise also birthed a prequel in 2003 which I will advise that you stay away from (Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd).
Then against Jim Carrey best advise to himself he decided to make a part two to this movie, titled Dumb and Dumber To (2014) with both him and Jeff Daniels reprising their roles. The movie plot is funny to read, but horrible when seen.

This movie, which is the first Dumb and Dumber is amazingly fun and so much of a keeper do go see it if you have not done so already.


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