It is safe to say that one of the dumbest comedies ever to be released is also one of the most iconic and fondly remembered. I was only 12 years old when Dumb and Dumber came out, and although I didn’t fully understand all the comedy in the story, the laughs never stopped. Fast forward over 25 years, and this film is still so enjoyable.
This film has been a hard sell in my house for the last few years. There is a stigma about the movie because it stars Jim Carey as Lloyd and Jeff Daniels as Harry. I understand that there are people who can’t stand either actor on their own, so to pair them up is double trouble. Both are known for their abilities to carry characters far from the norm. Whether it is through crazy stunts or gibberish dialogue, there is no denying these two are comedy legends.
Dumb and Dumber has a pretty simple story to follow, the reason why people may not lose interest in the film because our two leads trip over themselves every step of the way. There’s a lot of laughs in this one that is jammed pack with love, drama, crime, and ruthless thugs.
Cam Neely is a hockey legend in the Boston area. Little did we know he is a comedy legend too. Seabass is one of the movie’s funniest minor characters. The role was such a hit that you can attend a Bruins games, and you will see a Seabass #8 jersey.
One of the most quoted lines from the movie is “so you’re telling me there’s a chance,” which has been turned into countless memes across the internet. Although that scene is quite funny, my favourite moment involves Pettie, the bird. I won’t give away any spoilers, but when Llyod tells Harry he sold the bird to a blind kid, you can’t help but fall to the floor laughing.
The most disappointing aspect of the Dumb and Dumber story and it’s characters is the sequel and prequel. Neither film managed to live up to the original. The majority of the hijinks in this film are still enjoyable to this day. 8/10