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      28.03.2012 16:19
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      Fantastic comedy from the Farrelly brothers with Carrey and Daniels on top form

      Every now and then, a comedy comes along that stands above the rest, making you laugh out loud not just because it's funny, but because you didn't see it coming. Dumb and Dumber is one such comedy, featuring the over the top comedy of Jim Carrey as Lloyd Christmas, a job hopper with no future whose dumbness is matched only by that of his best friend Harry Dunn (played by the deadpan genius of Jeff Daniels), who runs his own dog grooming company called the Mutt's Nuts.

      It's a recipe for disaster to be honest, and the main central plot is even sillier. Mary Swanson is rich, and her husband has been kidnapped for a ransom amount. When Lloyd gets the job of chauffeuring Mary and falls for her, he mistakes her dropping off the ransom money at an airport for her forgetting to pick it up. Thus ensues a comedy of errors as Lloyd and Harry drive across the country to Aspen to deliver the suitcase, pursued by the kidnappers who are trying to collect the money.

      The beauty of this is that the two of them are so dumb that they miss things that are right before their eyes, yet they're so endearing. Carrey delivers the gormless Lloyd's lines with distinct skill and timing, something that has stayed with him throughout his career. I think this is one of his best performances, as he doesn't overact as much as other films but still fills the role perfectly.

      Daniels on the other hand almost seems out of his depth, which comes across perfectly as the ignorant Harry who is shy with the ladies and clueless with everything else. In fact, there is nothing complicated in the slightest about the film's plot, and watching it is so effortless that if you think about it a lot of effort must have gone into the film in order to make it seem so.

      Looking between the lines, it's a whole string of comedy sequences that must form a clever chart in order for it to work. Everything has to play off of the previous gag, working pretty much like a Gantt chart would. If one thing isn't present, the rest can't really be included. This shows an amount of skill here that is rarely seen in comedy films, the more modern genre of Frat Pack comedies seeking to shock with over the top rudeness rather than the subtle tongue in cheek style of the 80s and 90s that spawned films such as this and Spaceballs , and while the latter is not quite in the same league as Dumb and Dumber, it's still one of those seemingly effortless stupid films that you can't help enjoying.

      The main enjoyable thing about the film is that it's actually an enjoyable plot too. The bumbling pair get embroiled in the plot so deeply that the comedy elements slip right into it, both sides of the film flowing with ease and building up to an entertaining conclusion that resists the urge to plunge over the top and get boring. The short and snappy comedy remains throughout, with stereotypical performances from all involved, looking at rednecks, truckers, Italian American kidnappers, an undercover cop, rich folk round the fireplace at Christmas, and Lloyd and Harry looking and acting as dumb as they sound.

      Overall, this is a hilarious comedy that even allows for an excellent soundtrack, the Farrelly brothers choosing to expand their abilities away from the comedy direction and production and actually choosing some apt and powerful tunes to go with this silly couple of hours of fun. highly recommended from start to finish.

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        14.12.2011 14:22
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        A must see film, you will be laughing throughout like i did :)

        Where do i start with this film, well Dumb & Dumber is the funniest most enjoyable films i have ever had the pleasure of watching. From the start to the finish i had tears of laughter.
        Jim Carey is my favourite actor but this film is certainly the best film he has been in, in my opinion.
        There are so many funny moments from the scene where he crashes his limo at the airport when the air bags get set off to the moment when the bloke wants to kill them by poisoning them with rat poison but ends up being posioned himself.
        I have personally watched this film well over 20 times and never get bored of watching it. They tried making a prequel to this film called Dumber & Dumberer but it was poor compared to this, plus it didn't have jim carrey or Jeff Daniels in it so it was never going to do it for me!!!
        Although the film was made back in 1994 it doesn't seem in the slightest bit dated & im sure anyone watching the film will have the same views as me that its AMAZING!!!!!

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        10.04.2010 21:26
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        Great light entertainment that will make you laugh

        Although I don't actually own (and have never done) a physical DVD product of this movie, I have seen it several times and it stands out as being one of the most humurous, enjoyable and entertaining films that I've ever watched. Released in 1994 the movie is not exactly new material but if you haven't seen it, it's definitely worth having in your collection. There's nothing like a decent bit of comedy to lighten the mood.

        Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels both do an excellent job playing their roles in the movie, they both have extremely characteristic personalities that seperates them while sharing a similar sort of eccentricity and stupidity. Dumb And Dumber is one film I have watched many times over and I don't get a bored of it. I find the same with Liar Liar also starring Jim Carrey.

        With comedies there tends to be a scattered amount of humour scattered throughout, but with Dumb And Dumber the hilarity is consistent and almost every scene has a witty edge to it. The one thing that amuses me the most about the movie is the fact that although Harry and Lloyd seem to continuously create a mess about them, they haven't got the foggiest idea that it's their stupidity that caused it.

        Dumb And Dumber is one of those classic comedies that will always be remembered and will also be entertaining to watch, no matter how many times you've seen it.

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        07.03.2010 15:48
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        Great film, a big must see film!

        BEWARE: Contains Spoilers!!!

        What a great film! I am very worried that my review won't do this film enough justice though!
        This is without doubt my favourite film of all time. It is an absolute classic and it makes me laugh hard every single time I watch it. It was released in 1994

        The first scene see's Lloyd (Jim Carey) pulls up in a limo and asks for directions. The woman tells him her accent is Austrian and then Lloyd starts doing Australian impressions, priceless! It then cuts to him inside the limo and he is climbing into the front as the driver (previously pretending to be a passenger to impress a lady)!

        The next scene see's the second main character Harry (Jeff Daniels). He is dressed in a dog suit and driving a van that looks like a dog. He goes to a fast food restaurant and buys all the dogs in the back food, then takes them to a dog show, up on his arrival the dogs are covered in tomato sauce and mustard.

        The story focuses on how Lloyd picks up someone in his Limo (Mary) and takes them to the airport. Mary leaves a briefcase in the airport and Lloyd and Harry travel to Aspen to give her suitcase back. The story follows their trip and all the things that happen along the way. They eventually discover the case is full of money and then start spending it all. They have some bad guys chasing them trying to get the briefcase and they inadvertently kill one of them by accidently giving him rat poison (!) But before he dies Lloyd tries to give him CPR while he is still awake!

        There is a few scenes where each of the characters are imagining stuff which is extremely funny, such as Lloyd having a fight in a restaurant with people and ripping someone's heart out, putting it in a doggy bag and giving it him!

        Some other funny scenes show: Lloyd and Harry sharing a heart shaped hot tub, Harry getting his tong stuck to a ski lift, and Lloyd making "the most annoying noise in the world," Lloyd driving in completely the wrong direction for hours and Harry giving his masseuse a massage while wearing her outfit.

        There are a few moments in the film where some people might have serious problems with (for example Lloyd selling his dead budgie to a blind boy). But you have to remember that it is just a film and not real life.

        Some of my favourite lines:

        Airport man: You can't go in there
        Lloyd: It's ok, I'm a limo driver!

        Policeman: Pullover
        Harry: No it's a cardigan but thanks for noticing!

        After Lloyd trades Harry's Sheepdog car for a tiny motorcycle
        Harry: Just when I possibly think you couldn't be any dumber, you do something like this....and totally redeem yourself!

        Lloyd: The first time I laid eyes on Mary I got that old fashioned romantic feeling that I'd like to bone her!

        Lloyd: We landed on the moon! (Shouted loudly up on only just finding this out)!

        Mary: Shall we make it 7.45?
        Harry: I've got a few things to do so why don't we make it quarter to 8?!

        Lloyd: I desperately want to make love to a school boy (up on getting nervous and getting his words wrong)!

        Lloyd: What are the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me ending up together?
        Mary: Not good
        Lloyd: Not good like one out of a hundred?
        Mary: More like one in a million
        Lloyd: So you're saying there's a chance?!

        Jim Carey is faultless in this film, and is pure comedy gold. For me it is one of his best ever roles and I find it hard for him to ever beat it. He has a bowl haircut and a gap between his teeth. His character falls in love with Mary during the film and this forms the basis for the story.

        Jeff Daniels is also a good actor in this film but for me he isn't quite as good as Carey. He also didn't seem to do as well as Carey afterwards, although he is still doing films now, none as big as Carey. In the film he has long shaggy hair and often questions Lloyd about many of the things he does.

        The film ends with a coach full of women pulling up next to the guys and saying they are going on a bikini tour and need a couple of oil boys, Harry says "You're in luck because there is a town about 3 miles that way!" Lloyd then chases after them and says "You'll have to excuse my friend, he is a little slow, the town is back that way!" Sending them the other way and failing to see the girls were inviting them!

        There is a random extra on the DVD, where you can shoot owls with a bottle cork (as done in the film).

        If you haven't seen this film then you really should get the DVD, especially as its on amazon for £3.87!

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        17.02.2010 00:43
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        A classic comedy film that has a lot of funny moments and is highly recommended

        This comedy classic shot Jim Carrey to international stardom, Dumb and Dumber, with Jeff Daniels as the co-star.

        Lloyd and Harry are two best friends but they suffer....majorly in the intelligence and common sense department.

        They have the maturity of a 12 year old, well, no, 12 year olds can be more mature than these two guys, but you get my point.

        They have their own apartment in which they forget to pay the bills and they each have jobs (not sure how).

        Lloyd is a limousine driver and Harry works as a driver transporting pets that have been groomed from beauty parlours to their owners but to be honest, he should get paid for the work that he does all on his own to them, courtesy of his driving skills(!)

        As the movie begins, we see Lloyd take a pretty woman (Lauren Holly) to the airport but she leaves a briefcase behind. Lloyd fails at the time to give it back to her so he asks Harry if he would go with Lloyd and drive miles and miles to another state just to give the thing back to her in the hope that she would thank him by going out with him.

        What do you think the chances are of that happening? I thought so!

        On the way, they get themselves into difficult situations and meet some scary characters who are determined to halt their journey.

        I'm not a fan of slapstick comedy, and this does contain a certain amount, but there is also some very funny subtle comedy here. I just hate it when a script writer tries to create a laugh for the sake of it but there is less of that in this one.

        The funny moments come aplenty in a thick, long stream from start to finish.

        Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have a great on screen chemistry and they should have worked on more projects together but that wasn't to be....at least not so far but who knows what can happen in the future?

        Performances from the two lead actors are great and they never faulter.

        The character's intelligence levels are so low that it does make you question the believability of the film but it's only a movie, right?

        Lauren Holly is pretty good but does come across as a bit bland. I think she has always been a little like that in her performances, though, and her screen time is limited.

        Performances from other actors and actresses, such as the bad guys who Lloyd and Harry meet on their journey, do come across as a little self aware in that their performances match the movie, which threw me out of the film sometimes, but that's a minor problem since we don't see these characters a lot.

        Not sure if you have guessed already but the pace of the film is great with no lag at all.

        All I can say is watch the movie.

        It's fantastic and the best of Jim's career, in my opinion!

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        27.12.2009 11:51
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        Fantastic comedy

        For me this is one of the best comedies of the 1990's and in my opinion, although there is a lot of competition one of the best moveis Jim Carrey has ever made. It is funny from the start and doesn't slow down the whole way through as the laughs keep coming. There are so many hilarious scenes in this film that it's hard to remember them all.

        Lloyd played by Jim Carrey is a limo driver and Harry played by Jeff Daniels is a dog groomer. He carries out his job in a van that has been done up to look like a dog. Together they form a great team that make the funniest and dumbest combination. Lloyd picks up a girl called Mary who is played by Lauren and falls in love with her instantly. When she leaves at the airport Lloyd notices that she drops her briefcase. He is too late to return it so he convinces Harry to go to Aspen with him to deliver it. They think it's just a normal briefcase but not known to them they are being hunted by dangerous criminals intent on getting the case back.

        So the plot is set. Two idiots being chase across the country by two criminals who think they are masterminds and Lloyd and Harry have no idea they are being chased. The way it is done is brilliant and Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels make it like this as they are so oblivious to everything that's happening.

        The movie had everything that a great comedy should have, great characters, great scenes, funny jokes and a good storyline to match. If you like other films from the Farrelly Brothers then watch this one as it's probably their best one.

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          18.09.2009 14:06
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          A rousing comedy

          note: also appears in part on Flixster and The Student Room

          Dumb and Dumber remains, for my money, one of the funniest films ever made - I watched it so much as a child, and whilst it is absolutely infantile, it's also fairly clever and benefits from two brilliant performances by Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey, which helped launch their careers into the Hollywood stratosphere.

          Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) is a stupid limo driver in Rhode Island, when he one day gives Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly, his future wife), a beautiful woman, a lift to the airport. However, he notices that she leaves her briefcase at the airport, not realising that it was deliberate, as she was paying off a ransom. Thus, the bad guys coming to collect the ransom get very confused as Lloyd runs to return the briefcase to her, but sadly he misses her as the plane takes off. He vows to return the briefcase to her, travelling hundreds of miles to Aspen, Colorado, whilst the bad guys give chase, presuming him and his buddy Harry Dunne (Daniels) to be super assassins.

          This gag ratio in this film is VERY high - there are numerous jokes every minute and for my money, the majority of them hit home hard. It's a cheeky and often quite crude film, particularly if you watch the PG-13 cut (although I think this removes some of the innocence of the two leads and makes them just seem a bit creepy), but generates numerous laughs from the brilliant sight gags, and Carrey and Daniels' absolutely manic performances as two of the dumbest men on the planet.

          I would argue that this is the funniest film on the planet. Daniels and particularly Carrey's characters are so abhorrently stupid that one has to laugh at how preposterous it is. It's crude at times, but it's devilishly funny, insanely quotable and never boring. Carrey's best film.

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          09.09.2009 17:50
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          cult classic comedy.

          Introduction

          This is an ultimate classic comedy film which was first released all the way back in 1994. I didn't actually see it for the first time until a while later as I was still quite young at the time it was originally released. It has though become one of my favourite movies and it is absolutely hilarious. It was written and directed by the Farrelly brothers and they don't disappoint in terms of their slapstick comedy and funny moments which are incorporated into the film. It really helped to launch the acting careers of Jim Carrey especially ,and also Jeff Daniels.

          Plot

          The film stars Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels) who are two lovable and friendly but quite dim witted friends, who can be described as losers in life. Working as a limo driver, Lloyd drops off the beautiful Mary (Lauren Holly) at the airport and he instantly falls in love with her. Lloyd sees that Mary has left her case behind before boarding the plane. Lloyd is unable to catch Mary in time, and is left on the tarmac of the airport with briefcase in hand. Lloyd is too late, but he thinks of the next best thing to take the case back to her directly. Both Lloyd and Harry quickly lose their jobs due to preventable accidents. Taking Harry with him, Lloyd heads off to Aspen to deliver the case back to Mary. However, Mary isn't the only person after the case, as a pair of criminals are after it also.

          Opinion

          Dumb and Dumber is a stupid movie, but that is what it is supposed to be and it is very successful in doing what it sets out to which is to provide hilarious laughs! It's about two completely pathetic, dumb, and hopeless guys who do nothing but make complete fools of themselves. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels give great comedic performances and form a great duo of stupid and silly. There are some absolutely hilarious moments and some very funny lines which make this movie one of the all time comedy classics. The timing and delivery of lines is great and it is a movie that can be watched repeatedly and you can still find it very funny. Overall very funny and enjoyable and a cult classic comedy.

          Film details:

          Directed by:

          Peter Farrelly
          Bobby Farrelly

          Produced by:

          Brad Krevoy
          Steven Stabler
          Charles B. Wessler

          Written by:

          Peter Farrelly
          Bobby Farrelly
          Bennett Yellin

          Starring:
          Jim Carrey
          Jeff Daniels
          Lauren Holly
          Mike Starr
          Karen Duffy
          Charles Rocket

          Studio Motion Picture Corporation of America

          Distributed by New Line Cinema

          Release date(s) United States:

          December 16, 1994
          United Kingdom:
          April 7, 1995

          Running time 107 minutes

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          14.07.2009 12:23
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          It's crude, it's rude, but it's very funny.

          Normally I am a chick flick kind of girls, shoes, handbags, hearts and flowers but for some reason Dumb and Dumber has found it's way onto my favourite movie list. I really have no reason why but I think it might have something to do with some of the one liners in this movie which are actually really clever and funny. Also, I'm not a big Jim Carrey fan usually but he is just so wacky that he makes this film crazy which is what it is.

          Dumb and Dumber is a movie about two losers so down on their luck it's not even funny. They have both lost their jobs and live in a run down apartment. The two losers in question are Lloyd Christmas, played by Jim Carrey and Harry Dunne played by Jeff Daniels. They so look the part which is so funny. Lloyd has a bowl cut hair style with chipped teeth and Harry has crazy all over the palce hair, hardly sex symbol looking guys!

          Lloyd thinks he has found the love of his life, Mary Swanson, played by Lauren Holly after driving her to the airport when he was a chauffeur. She leaves a briefcase at the airport, which unbeknownst to Lloyd was actually a ransom demand. Lloyd sees it as his duty to return the bag and so embarks on a road trip with Harry to return the case and also to see MAry again.

          The comedy, like I've mentioned above is crude, rude boy humour. There is toilet humour, dead animal humour, fart humour, etc etc, all the things that girls usually don't find funny but for some reason this film just really works and is really quite laughable.

          There are some great one-liners in this film. Probably my favourite of all time is when the guys are in a diner on their road trip and Harry accidently hits a guy with a salt shaker. His name is Seabass and one of his friends shouts out, "kick his ass, Seabass." Ever since, whenever I am in a restaurant and there is seabass on the menu I have to say that line!

          What's funny is that they just don't get how stupid they are. For example, Mary tells Lloyd that she is going to Aspen and he says wow, California, nice. It's just silly but funny in my opinion.

          One of the funniest parts of the films is actually the little skit at the end when Lloyd and Harry find themselves out on the road again, it just sums up their luck and their lives and is a good ending in my opinion.

          I actually bought the DVD in HMV the other week for just £6, an absolute bargain. It is the uncut version which includes never before seen footage. The bonus features include deleted scenes, trailers and alternate endings. The film runs for approximately 110 minutes and is rated 12 for containing moderate sex references.

          According to an article I read, In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted Dumb and Dumber the 5th greatest comedy film of all time and the film ranks 445th on Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time.

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            Brilliant comedy film

            Well this has to be my favorite comedy of all time. Was never really a fan of Jim Carrey until this film came out. It came out back in 1994 and was an instant sucess, it won a few comedy awards and so many people fell in love with it. Its just a classic comedy in every sense.

            The story follows to middle age men Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) as they bumble they way through life. They both loose there jobs at the start of the film but Lloyd finds a briefcase that he decides he has to return to the woman who lost it. So they embark on a road trip across America to Aspen where the woman Lloyd met has flown to.

            There are some classic quotes in film, some brilliant scenes and an excellent soundtrack. I fell in love with many of the bands who feature on this soundtrack and love the way the music fits the action perfectly.

            Would not say the comedy is overly clever, its quite simple slapstic very often, but the timing and brilliance of the comedy is just perfect. The film does not try to be something it isn't it just quite simply makes you laugh. And to be fair it is a good storyline that gets the viewers involved and routing for the characters.

            The film is rated 12 and there is nothing to serious in there. There are some mild swear words and a few smutty jokes, but this will only really offend the super sensative.

            The DVD runs for 107 minutes and it really does fly bt. There is so much going on and I just smile all the way through the film so tend to find the time flys by.

            The DVD itself has all the standard features, trailers etc... Nothing to exciting here but really you buy this for the film itself and not the extras.

            So overall would say this is a great comedy that everyone can enjoy. It's one of those films everyone should watch and is right up there at the top of so many people's favorite comedy films. If you have never seen this film you must go and watch it! Enjoy with a smile!

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              Very very funny film which gets funnier the more you watch it

              This has got to be one of the greatest comedy films of recent times. If you like other Jim Carrey films or films then you will love this. It is based on two "losers" who are down on luck but end up having a wild goose chase to try and track down a girl that Lloyd (Carrey) meets whilst doing his chauffeur driving. There are two many moments to mention here but a couple include Lloyd having a celebration dance when he sees an old newspaper article that man has landed on the moon (shouting "we've landed on the moon"), Harry (Jeff Daniels) getting his tongue stuck to a ski lift due to the cold, the pair being mistaken for big time criminals and Lloyd having his drink spiked with laxatives (and the funny situations that follow this). There is some story line behind the film but it is generally an excuse for Carry and Daniels to act silly which makes for an absolutely brilliant film. It is a shame that Dumb and Dumber 2 was released with different actors because it would have been good to get the two of them together again. Definately worth watching and even buying because the more you watch it the funnier it becomes. It is also a film where there is no need to concentrate because the story flows easily.

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              Seriously lol funny and doesn''t get boring

              Ok so this is my first film review i've done fo dooyoo, and it has been my favourite comedy and has been for a long long time (The Hangover is now my new favourite) so hopefully i'll be able to do it justice...here goes.

              When i first watched Dumb and Dumber on VHS rental i think i may have been too young to fully enjoy it, i just knew the funny guy out of the mask was in it and expected more of the same. To no suprise i was disappionted at this time.

              After a few years and me getting a little older i decided to give the funny guy out of the mask another chance, I was not let down.
              Directed by the farrelly brothers the story follows Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) a pet groomer who spent his life savings turning a van into a sheep dog and Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carey) a not so bright Limo driver.

              While Lloyd is taking Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) to the airport he falls deeply in love with her. Mary is on the way to the airport flying to Aspen to meet her family, but more importantly is making a ransom drop off to pay off a kidnapper who has taken her husband. Llyod witnesses this and think Mary has lef the breif case by accident and intercepts the pick up by the kidnappers accomplices, now Lloyd chasing Mary through the airport to get the briefcase back to her, only to miss the plane and fall off thet jet bridge!!

              Eventually both lose their jobs and ruin the dream of owning a pet shop, 'i got worms!!' is the planned name. So both of them being down and upset Lloyd manages to convinve Harry to persue Mary and return her missing breifcase, not knowing what is insinde or what they are getting themselves into.

              From here the pair set out to Aspen in the sheep dog with a very low travel budget, being persued by the accomplices who went for the initial pick up. The film also has a cameo role for hockey player Cam Neely who plays Sea Bass in the diner.

              Dumb and Dumber was released in 1994 but hasn't aged in terms of humour and anybody watching this classic for the first time will still hugely impressed, there was a prequel to this but not as good or not as successful (contains non of the original cast).
              The film had a a budget of $16 million and grossed $246,400,000 running time is 107 minutes.
              You can pick this film up now from £4.99 on Play.com this is the uncut version too.
              I have a copy on VHS still but will be looking at buying the uncut DVD especially at this price :)

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              18.06.2009 19:21
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              Best old comedy that I can remember

              I have never watched the 2nd instalment of this film because I know it'll ruin it, Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels are comedy brilliance in this film of 2 idiotic members of society trying to make a living taking on numerous jobs such as chauffeurs and dog grooming. Until one day Mary Swanson, a passenger of Lloyd, leaves her briefcase in a airport terminal, Lloyd comes to save the day and there starts a long journey of finding his love and returning the briefcase, all the way to Aspen.

              I never liked Jim Carey in silly comedies, which I guess film would come under, but this film is a classic unlike films like The Mask, I remember watching this film as a kid and loving it so had to buy the DVD, the stupidity of Harry and Lloyd still astound me to this day, things such as Harry spraying his mouth spray in the wrong direction, the blind kid being sold a dead bird and obviously Harry getting his tongue stuck on a pole.

              Carey and Daniels form a brilliant partnership, this film is one of the funniest films ever, much better than Ace Ventura, much better than The Mask and the majority of Carey's other films. The acting in this film isn't as over the top is in most comedies, maybe that's why I prefer this film to many others, as mentioned Carey likes to pull faces and act a tad silly, Ace Ventura a prime example, this film is more about dumbness (as you may have got from the title of the film) rather than stupidity.

              If you want cheap laughs, a film that doesn't make you think, a film that involves incredibly stupid individuals to laugh at then this is most probably the film for you, it's no surprise that 2 of the best comedy actors have come together to form this great film that will live long in the ages, certainly a film I'll end up showing my kids to show how comedies should be.

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                Highly original - an inspiration!

                I first saw Dumb and Dumber when I was sixteen. More than ten years later it remains one of my favourite films, not only because it inspired my American road trip, but also because the film possesses longevity that other films of the same genre lack. Subsequent movies of the contemporary "gross-out" genre, that Dumb and Dumber might be considered as giving birth to, always fail to surpass the Farrelly brothers' achievements both for their entertainment value and originality.

                Undeniably the film is not to everyone's taste, usually due to the toilet humour and the farcical plot outline, but it is the abundance of slapstick, farce, and at times surrealism, that combine to make Dumb and Dumber such an enduring film. Often you watch a film and almost instantly forget what you have watched - the film may have been enjoyable and have its merits but it lacks any distinctive qualities. In contrast, it's hard to forget Dumb and Dumber: harmless fun that can serve as the perfect antidote for an over-exposure to intellectualism.

                Now that the film's been on release for some 15 years, you really should add it to your collection if you haven't already done so - after all it's at a rock bottom price and it's the kind of film that you will almost certainly want to watch more than once. A must see movie, all that's left for you to decide is who's "Dumb" and who's "Dumber"?: the cause of much stimulated high-brow debate among my friends that remains unresolved to this day!

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                  A laugh out loud film that gets better and better the more times you watch it

                  Written by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly and Bennett Yellin, and directed by Peter Fareelly, Dumb & Dumber was released on 7 April 1995.

                  ****Story line****

                  This is a story of two unbelievably stupid housemates, Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels). Both have menial day jobs and lead uninspiring and uninteresting lives.

                  One day Lloyd, a taxi driver, is needed to take the pretty Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) to the airport where she is flying out to Aspen, Colardo on a skiing vacation. Lloyd takes a liking to Mary and whilst staring at her as she walks through the airport he notices that she drops her suitcase and carries on through to the departures lounge.

                  Being the hero, Lloyd rushes in to the airport and grabs the suitcase, full of surprising contents, and tries to return it to its owner. Unfortunately, the plane is about to board and there is no way of getting the suitcase to Mary.

                  Lloyd takes it upon himself to personally deliver the suitcase to Mary and invites his housemate along for the road trip. Setting off in Harry's van, which is modified in such a way that would make your typical boy racer cringe, they head off to snowy Aspen.

                  Road trips seldom go smoothly and Harry and Lloyd's journey is no exception. The pair is tested along the way as they encounter many issues. Once they reach Aspen, in an unconventional way, their friendship faces the ultimate test.

                  ****Other characters****

                  Harry, Lloyd and Mary are the main characters in this film and steal the limelight. Whilst there are many other actors, in my opinion none of these are A class or give memorable performances. I appreciate that acting ability is down to personal preference and I am sure that there are others out there who do not agree with me.

                  ****My opinion****

                  This is a great laugh out loud film with two of the best comedy actors during that time. There are loads of memorable scenes, my favourite of which include a lighter, a bottle of medicinal liquid, a formal ball and a moped. If you have seen this film then I am sure that you will recall all 4 scenes.

                  The on-screen relationship between Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels is genuine and believable, and despite hitting a rocky patch (what relationships ever run smoothly?) they come out the other side stronger for it.

                  Whilst the story line is not too far fetched some of the events are unrealistic and way over the top, but then that is what is expected of a comedy film. Without these unrealistic aspects the comedy value would be significantly reduced.

                  This is Peter Farrelly's directorial debut and he did a super job on what I consider to be one of the best all out comedy and funniest films ever made. A film that is worthy of any DVD collection.

                  ****Price and availability****

                  This film is nearly 15 years old, therefore it may be difficult getting hold of a copy in a physical shop. It is in plentiful supply from the Internet though and at the time of writing it can be bought from Play.com for £3.99 (with free delivery) which I think is an absolute bargain.

                  ****Bonus features****

                  The uncut version contains the following bonus features:

                  i) Deleted scenes
                  ii) Alternative scenes
                  iii) Retrospective documentary
                  iv) Additional six minutes of footage

                  I have never been a fan of bonus features and seldom watch them, preferring just to watch the feature film.

                  ****Other****

                  Run time - 107 minutes
                  Certificate - 12
                  3 awards and 3 nominations

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                  Delivering exactly what its title promises, this celebration of stupidity was Jim Carrey's 1994 follow-up to Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask. The film pairs the rubber-faced wacky man with Jeff Daniels as the not-so-dynamic duo of Lloyd and Harry, dunderheads who come into the possession of a briefcase containing ransom money that is intended for Mob-connected kidnappers. Lauren Holly co-stars as the woman who lost the briefcase, and with whom Carrey falls in love (both in real life and as his moronic on-screen character). As Lloyd and Harry make a mad dash to return the briefcase (never aware of its contents), the bumbling buddies attract Mobsters, cops, and trouble galore. This lowbrow laugh-a-thon scores some solid hits for hilarity, but with gags involving ill-fated parakeets, buxom bimbos, and an overdose of laxatives, be prepared to put your brain--and good taste--on hold.--Jeff Shannon