Friday, July 24, 2009

Dumb and Dumber

If I know Mary as well as I think I do, she'll invite us right in for tea and strumpets.
This 1994 comedy got me through the 90s.

Jim Carrey plays Lloyd Christmas and Jeff Daniels plays Harry Dunne, two losers who can barely hold down their jobs – that is if they can even do that. The film opens with Lloyd, who at the time is a limo driver, taking Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) to the Airport. He instantly falls in love with her. After dropping her off he notices she left her suitcase behind. Determined to get it back to her he decides to travel all the way to Aspen, the land of "milk and honey." Unknown to our two moronic fearless duo, the suitcase was supposed to be left there – as it was a ransom. Now Nicholas Andre (Charles Rocket) is not happy. With two hit men on their tail (their van is a dog), can the two bumbling heroes make it to Aspen?

Who thought such a stupid film would ever be so popular? This could be considered either a spark of genius or the work of the Devil – as it spawned a whole range of "stupid” comedies that has now evolved into the garbage that we get thrown in the theaters.

Though I don’t know how a "Merry Christmas" joke never made it into the movie.

Verdict: ***/*****

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