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Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

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Critic Consensus: This lame prequel induces more groans than laughs. Rent the original instead.

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Set in 1986, when mentally challenged best friends Harry and Lloyd were teenagers, a comic tale which charts their attempt to get out of the "special needs" department and into regular high school life.
Rating:
PG-13 (for crude and sex related humor, and for language)
Genre:
Comedy
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Written By:
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Box Office:
$26,096,584.00
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Cast

Eric Christian Olsen
as Lloyd Christmas
Derek Richardson
as Harry Dunne
Rachel Nichols
as Jessica
Cheri Oteri
as Ms. Heller
Mimi Rogers
as Mrs. Dunne
Eugene Levy
as Principal Collins
Lin Shaye
as Margie
Michelle Krusiec
as Ching Chong
Brian Posehn
as Store Clerk
Julia Duffy
as Jessica's Mom
Bob Saget
as Jessica's Dad
Tim Stack
as Doctor
Wayne Federman
as Officer Dave
Lucas Gregory
as 8-Year-Old Harry
Holly Towne
as Preppy Student
Vahe Manoukian
as Security Guard
Carl Mazzocone
as Football Coach
Tally Barr
as Nice Jugs Girl
Nancy M. Pimental
as Museum Docent
Kevin Centazzo
as Boyfriend
Tess Brewer
as Little Girl
Aaron Kaplan
as 10-Year-Old Kid
Stacey Hill
as Dog Driver
Nathan Wright
as Nebbish Guy
Dana Gould
as Mr. Moffitt
Roger Eschbacher
as Superintendent Zimmer
Jeff Cesario
as P.A. Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

All Critics (119) | Top Critics (34)

... has a flat, deadly aura and it's not even gutsy enough to be sexy or potentially offensive.

June 23, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

I wouldn't want you to consider even renting this thing.

June 13, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

To call it sophomoric would libel even the most pathetic, pimply underclassman.

June 13, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

The movie should have been called The Dumbest, because it no doubt will emerge as this summer's most inane release.

Full Review… | June 13, 2003
USA Today
Top Critic

Every bit as awkward as its title, 'Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd' is missing not only Carrey and Daniels, but also the creative spark and anarchic spirit contributed by brothers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who wrote and directed the original.

Full Review… | June 13, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

You can't say Dumb & Dumberer doesn't come with a built-in warning, right in its title. Heed it.

June 13, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

½

You could say that this film is disgraceful to the original all you want, but quite honestly, it is so outlandish that you may just wind up loving it for all the wrong reasons. Rehashing about half of the gags from the first film, "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" is a pretty bland comedy. The replacements/younger versions of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels do their best at capturing the spirit of the characters, but with such a thin plot, nothing really shines in this film. How dumb the actors try to make themselves is sad enough and I can't get enough of it. I have a soft spot for how bad this prequel is, and though it's rewatchablility is zero to none, I would still recommend this film to people who like dumb comedies. A terrible film in every sense of the word, but still a blast to watch.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Hopefully if Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return as a duo for a sequel to be released (if it does) we'll be able to forget this awful tragedy of cinema.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

This was god awful, one of the worst films in the history of man kind, not funny at all.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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