Dumb and Dumber


Dumb and Dumber

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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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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels play the title roles (though viewers may find themselves debating which is which) in this genially low-brow comedy. Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are two intellectually-challenged best friends who share an apartment so messy that gangsters aren't sure how to trash the place; the guys also have a certain problem (not difficult to understand) holding on to jobs. Lloyd is working as a limo driver in Rhode Island when he picks up a beautiful and wealthy woman named Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) who is being taken to the airport. Lloyd immediately falls head over heels in love with Mary, and when she leaves a briefcase at the airport, he's determined to return it in hopes of impressing her. Lloyd isn't able to get aboard Mary's flight (though not for lack of trying). Harry has a van decorated to look like a dog (to promote his failing dog-grooming business), and the pair hop in the Poochmobile to find Mary in Aspen. What Lloyd and Harry don't know is that the briefcase is full of money, which Mary deliberately left at the airport as a ransom payment to save the life of her kidnapped husband. Incidentally, Lloyd's chipped front tooth happens to be real; while Jim Carrey had the injured tooth capped many years ago, he thought a broken smile would suit Lloyd's character and had the cap removed for the duration of filming. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Jim Carrey
as Lloyd Christmas
Jeff Daniels
as Harry Dunne
Lauren Holly
as Mary Swanson
Teri Garr
as Helen Swanson
Karen Duffy
as J.P. Shay
Mike Starr
as Joe Mentalino
Charles Rocket
as Nicholas Andre
Victoria Rowell
as Beth Jordan
Joe Baker
as Barnard
Cam Neely
as Sea Bass
Felton Perry
as Det. Dale
Harland Williams
as State Trooper
Rob Moran
as Bartender
Zen Gesner
as 1st Dale's Man
Lawrence David Kopp
as 2nd Dale's Man
Clint Allen
as Coroner
Connie Sawyer
as Elderly Lady
Lin Shaye
as Mrs. Nuegeboren
Mike Watkis
as Reporter
Diane Kinerk
as 1st Waitress
Lisa Stothard
as Bus Stop Beauty
Sean Sildea
as Sea Bass Friend
Charles Chun
as Flight Attendant
Helen Boll
as Swanson Maid
Fred Stoller
as Anxious Man at Phone
Hillary Matthews
as 2nd Waitress
Karen Ingram
as Nicholas' Girl
Jesse Borja
as Martial Artist
Vene Arcoraci
as Bikini Girl
Anna Aberg
as Bikini Girl
Samantha Carpel
as Bikini Girl
Elane Wood
as Bikini Girl
Denise Vienne
as Concierge
Nancy Farrelly
as Diner Gawker
Catalina Izasa
as Manicurist
Ken Duvall
as Mutt Cutts Boss
Cecile Krevoy
as Airport Bystander
George Bedard
as Peeing Man
The Bill Beauchene Family
as Peeing Man's Friend
Gary Sivertsen
as Aspen Police Officer
John Stroehman
as Preservation Partier
Terry Mullany
as Preservation Partier
Brad Blank
as Preservation Partier
Mark Miosky
as Preservation Partier
Mike Cavallo
as Preservation Partier
Tom Leasca
as Preservation Partier
Kevin Sheehan
as Preservation Partier
Kenny Griswald
as Preservation Partier
Brian Mone
as Preservation Partier
Brad Norton
as Preservation Partier
John Dale
as Preservation Partier
Mike Burke
as Preservation Partier
Kevin Constantine
as Preservation Partier
Chris Spain
as Preservation Partier
Paul Pelletier
as Preservation Partier
Mark Levine
as Preservation Partier
Mark Charpentier
as Preservation Partier
James Ahern
as Preservation Partier
Jim Blake
as Preservation Partier
Traci Adell
as Sexy Woman
Anita Rice
as Sweater Friend
Pam Nielson
as Sweater Friend
Nancy Barker
as Sweater Friend
Doug Caputo
as Sweater Friend
James Horrocks
as Sweater Friend
Rolf Brekke
as Sweater Friend
William Smith
as Preservation Partier
Brad Louder
as Sweater Friend
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Critic Reviews for Dumb and Dumber

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Audience Reviews for Dumb and Dumber

  • Nov 21, 2014
    From the Farrelly brothers comes Dumb and Dumber, an outrageously hilarious screwball comedy. When a limo driver named Lloyd Christmas becomes infatuated with one of his fares named Mary, he convinces his best friend Harry to travel cross-country with him to return a briefcase that she left at the airport. Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, and Lauren Holly lead the cast and are especially good with this type of farcical comedy. Plus, the humor is able to be silly and outlandish without being vulgar or gross. Additionally, the soundtrack is used remarkable well, creating a lighthearted tone. Over-the-top and incredibly fun, Dumb and Dumber delivers a ton of laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2012
    In the world of comedy, there are two things I try to avoid: low-brow humor and the Farrelly brothers. "Dumb and Dumber" belongs under both of these categories, yet it never fails to me make laugh. I guess my reason for liking it is less because of the material put forth by its creators and more because of the likable performances given by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, who are still funny when the jokes aren't. Normally, I have a pretty sophisticated sense of humor, but when it comes right down to it, "Dumb and Dumber" is just good, mindless entertainment.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • May 14, 2012
    Dumb and Dumber is FUNNY. Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey play very well off each other, and their improvised moments save the film from mediocrity. However, this film walks the line of sheer lameness at times, and it isn't afraid to cross into the dark side. But the moments that work, work very well. I find myself quoting "Dumb and Dumber" long after viewings, and it is one of those comedies you can watch more than once, and proves the importance of a good cast.
    Bryan D Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2012
    Timeless. Still makes me laugh just thinking about it.
    Jonny C Super Reviewer

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