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Dumb and Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 16 December 1994 (USA)
The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

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Storyline

Harry and Lloyd are two good friends who happen to be really stupid. The duo set out on a cross country trip from Providence to Aspen, Colorado to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner, a beautiful woman named Mary Swanson. After a trip of one mishap after another, the duo eventually make it to Aspen. But the two soon realize that Mary and her briefcase are the least of their problems. Written by Sam

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For Harry and Lloyd every day is a no-brainer. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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16 December 1994 (USA)  »

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A Power Tool Is Not a Toy  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,732,230 (UK) (14 April 1995)

Gross:

$127,175,354 (USA)
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Trivia

The scene in which Harry tells Lloyd to throw salt over his shoulder is very similar to a scene in The Three Stooges short Beer and Pretzels (1933). Ted Healy throws a salt shaker over his shoulder, causing a fight. The Farrelly Brothers went on to direct The Three Stooges (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Lloyd frantically checks the departure boards there is no sign of the airport in Aspen on the departure boards. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lloyd Christmas: Excuse me. Could you tell me how to get to the medical school? I'm supposed to be giving a lecture in 20 minutes, and my driver's a bit lost.
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Soundtracks

Mockingbird
Performed by Jim Carrey (as Lloyd) & Jeff Daniels (as Harry)
Written by Charlie Foxx (as Charles Foxx) & Inez Foxx
[Sung by Lloyd and Harry]
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A different kind of comedy
22 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Harry and Lloyd are not your standard comedy duo. After all these years I still can't tell who's the brains of this pathetic operation: Harry or Lloyd. Jeff Daniels has never portrayed an oaf as likable as Harry Dunne before--all his character's were quite respectable and normal prior to Dumb & Dumber. Carrey's been crazy--Ace Ventura, the Mask--but never stupid.

This is the story about two dead-beat buddies that cannot maintain a steady job. Lloyd falls in love with a young lady named Mary after driving her to the airport. She leaves her briefcase inside the airport --deliberately to pay a ransom-- and Lloyd snags it. The rest of the movie is a road trip from Providence to Aspen to return it to its rightful owner.

This is Bobby and Peter Farrelly's directorial debut; they do a wonderful job. Years later they teamed up with Carrey again to film "Me Myself and Irene," which was a great movie, but even though the movie was nastier, even though it contained a chicken up a filthy pig's ass, it still couldn't match the wonderful grossness Peter, Bobby, Jim & Jeff provided in one of the funniest films in cinema history. 4 stars.


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