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A relentlessly stupid comedy elevated by its main actors: Jim Carrey goes bonkers and Jeff Daniels carries himself admirably in an against-type performance.
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You cannot deny a laugh, and Dumb and Dumber has plenty.
The plot, of course, is merely an excuse for an endless series of gags, and the percentage of them that score is fairly high.
Dumb and Dumber, which features Carrey and Jeff Daniels as nitwits traveling cross-country, is a frayed string of gags posing as a movie. Carrey, though, does literal-minded doofdom with peerless enthusiasm.
The wholeheartedness of this descent into crude and rude humor is so good-natured and precise that it's hard not to partake in the guilty pleasures of the exercise.
This is a long way from the social comedy of Jerry Lewis. The characters here are ultimately turned into punching bags or punch-line dispensers.
Given American cinema's current obsession with innocence and ignorance, at least this never romanticises its protagonists. They are genuinely, irredeemably, 100 per cent no-hopers.
What makes this fantasy of anti-social behaviour so painfully funny, is the gulf between etiquette and vulgarity, the desire to be a child whooping it up in the adult world.
...a modern classic of the comedy genre...
From the puns to the slapstick to the toilet, Dumb and Dumber is performed at such a high level that it transcends many of its influences.
Easily one of the funniest (and most quotable) movies ever made...
The caviar of low-brow, gross-out comedy.
The Farrellys' knack for stupid, Three Stooges-esque comedy writ larger by an infusion of heart excels with the complementary screen teaming of manic Jim Carrey and consummate screen actor Jeff Daniels. [Blu-ray]
An unpretentious comedy that never loses its fun and is non-stop laughs from beginning to end even after many viewings, relying on the hysterical raunchy humor that the Farrellys can get away with so well and on two amazing performances by Carrey and Daniels at their best.
"Dumb and Dumber" is about as passable as a kid cheating on a test in grade school. You may think you have a shot going in, but miraculously you pull off a B+. That is exactly what this film is. It is a character experiment about dumb characters getting into even dumber situations and how they overcome those obstacles with IQ's of 0. "Dumb and Dumber" pushes the limits of comedy in my opinion, because I do not believe that prior to your first viewing of this film, you would have any sense of just how gut-splittingly funny it would be. This film is by no means up with the greats of comedies, but I just have so much fun watching these guys do their thing and it shines off the screen. All "Dumb and Dumber" is, is a showcase for these actors to improv the hell out of these characters and they do so with no shame. This film succeeds at exactly what it tries to do and I laughed all the way through, but no, its not that great of a film at it's core.
Dumb is a complete understatement, Dumber still doesn't cut the grade.
Did you pay the gas man?
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