Lowbrow buffoonery hit commercial highs with 1994's DUMB AND DUMBER. When best friends and aspiring pet groomers Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey, in a star-making role) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) get fired, Lloyd convinces Harry to travel to Colorado to search for his dream woman--Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly). Little does Lloyd know that Mary's in Aspen trying to locate her kidnapped husband. Soon the dimwitted pair have gotten mixed up in the crime, and their wacky exploits are leading the FBI straight to the crooks.
The Farrelly Brothers are at the peak of their twisted craft with this gut-busting comedy. But between such gross-out gags as Hary's Exlax overdose and Lloyd's deliriously over-the-top dream sequence, it's really the chemistry between Carrey and Daniels--and the charming naiveté of these two dunces--that lend the film a disarming sweetness.
Peter Farrelly - Director/Screenwriter, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998)
Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr. - Production Designer
Todd Rundgren - American Singer/Songwriter
Mike Starr - Supporting Actor
Bobby Farrelly - Director/Screenwriter, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998)
Karen Duffy - Actress/"Dumb And Dumber"
Steve Stabler - Producer
Lauren Holly - Film/TV actress
Teri Garr - American actress, TOOTSIE
Mark Irwin - Director of Photography
Christopher Greenbury - Film editor not actor.
Brad Krevoy - Producer
Jim Carrey - Canadian actor/comedian
James Carrey - Canadian actor/comedian
Lin Shaye - Actress/ Wife of Robert Shaye
Jeff Daniels - American Actor, SOMETHING WILD (1986)
Charles Rocket - American Comedian
Prints by Film House. Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...[Daniels's] hangdog goofiness makes a perfect foil for [Carrey's] spasmodically edgy comic style....DUMB AND DUMBER knows much better than to try to make sense..." - 12/16/1994 New York Times, p.C10
"...Carrey turns his face and body into a special effect....I defy anyone not to erupt into giggles..." - 01/13/1995 Entertainment Weekly, p.34
"...DUMB AND DUMBER revels in a comedy of confusion..." - 04/01/1995 Sight and Sound, p.42
"...Carrey is like a more elasticized Jerry Lewis; he may be the most freakishly cartoonish of all the star comedians..." - 12/16/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F1