Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber

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Director: Peter Farrelly

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly

     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
When the dunderheaded duo of Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) first arrived on the big screen during the 1994 holiday season, their lovably lame-brained antics helped make this comedy an unexpected hit. It also instantly turned sibling filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly into hot Hollywood comedy commodities. This new Unrated Edition adds more than ten minutes of heretofore unseen footage to the film and additionally presents (as extras) two alternate endings and nine deleted and/or alternate scenes. As the story opens, Lloyd is working as a limo driver who takes wealthy, beautiful Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) to the local airport. When she leaves her briefcase in the terminal, he retrieves it and, accompanied by Harry, drives cross-country to Aspen to return it to her personally. What they don't know is that the briefcase, bulging with cash, was deliberately left behind by Mary as a ransom payment to the kidnappers of her husband. Dumb and Dumber is exactly what its title suggests -- a goofball comedy with zero pretension to high art. Carrey's brand of rubber-faced, loose-limbed physical comedy is well deployed here, but what's still surprising is how closely Daniels keeps up with his more facile costar. The two of them work extremely well together, and Holly -- at that time, Carrey's girlfriend -- makes a charming foil. No doubt you've seen this film already, perhaps numerous times, in various TV airings. But the extra footage on the 2006 Unrated DVD edition -- including 40-plus minutes worth of deleted and alternate scenes -- is definitely worth an upgrade for Lloyd and Harry fans.
All Movie Guide
No one can accuse Dumb and Dumber of holding anything back: If you're going to make a slapstick movie that includes giving a dead bird to a blind kid, you might as well do it right. The movie cemented Jim Carrey's status as a full-fledged Hollywood star; the enthusiastic Jeff Daniels is perfect in the role of his amiable companion. Brothers Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly concoct truly memorable, laugh-out-loud comic moments. As with the brothers' infamously funny There's Something About Mary (1998), Dumb has something of a heart beneath all the silliness and laxative jokes. Their scattershot approach to comedy produces more than a few misses, but for crude, unabashed slapstick fun, Dumb and Dumber will not disappoint.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/03/2006
UPC:
0794043827228
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
3,704

Special Features

Closed Caption; 6 more minutes!; Deleted scenes; Alternate endings; Retrospective documentary; Theatrical trailers; and more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey Lloyd Christmas
Jeff Daniels Harry Dunne
Lauren Holly Mary Swanson
Teri Garr Helen Swanson
Karen Duffy J.P. Shay
Mike Starr Joe Mentalino
Charles Rocket Nicholas Andre
Victoria Rowell Beth Jordan
Cam Neely Sea Bass
Felton Perry Detective Dale
Hank Brandt Karl Swanson
Rob Moran Bartender
Clint Allen Coroner
Connie Sawyer Elderly Woman
Lin Shaye Mrs Nuegeboren
Helen Boll Swanson Maid
Hillary Matthews Waitress #2
Cecile Krevoy Airport Bystander
Mark Levine Preservation Partier
Joe Baker Bernard
Harland Williams State Trooper

Technical Credits
Peter Farrelly Director,Screenwriter
Sidney Bartholomew Production Designer
Bobby Farrelly Co-producer,Screenwriter
John Branagan Stunts
Debbie Lee Carrington Stunts
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Norman Howell Stunts
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Brad Jenkel Associate Producer
Brad Krevoy Producer
Aaron Meyerson Executive Producer
Rick Montgomery Casting
Gerald T. Olson Executive Producer
Chad Oman Associate Producer
Dan Parada Casting
J.B. Rogers Asst. Director
Todd Rundgren Score Composer
Don Shanks Stunts
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
Steven Stabler Producer
Jonathan "Earl" Stein Musical Direction/Supervision
Bob Terhune Stunts
Arlan Jay Vetter Art Director
Charles B. Wessler Producer
Bennett Yellin Screenwriter
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dumb and Dumber
1. Main Title [3:42]
2. Love at First Sight [3:18]
3. The Drop Off [3:31]
4. Danger at the Door [5:23]
5. Sick and Tired [3:09]
6. Road to Aspen [2:44]
7. Truck Stop Trouble [4:26]
8. Whiz Kids [4:47]
9. Lloyd's Dream [4:32]
10. Second Honeymoon [4:30]
11. The Hitchhiker [3:28]
12. Atomic Peppers [5:20]
13. Gassing Up [6:16]
14. Out of Gas [6:28]
15. In the Money [4:36]
16. Gala Preparations [2:39]
17. Snow Owl Benefit [7:32]
18. Ski Date [2:15]
19. Betrayed [3:47]
20. Regular Guy [3:22]
21. Lloyd Makes His Move [2:42]
22. Under the Gun [3:49]
23. Missing the Bus [6:17]
24. End Credits [6:49]

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