Comedy Cinema

Comedy Cinema – This Week – Dumb and Dumber

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Dumb and Dumber


About the Film

Summary of Plot

After a woman leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver and his dumber friend set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen to return it. – iMDB

Year Of Release

1994

Running Time

1 Hour 47 Minutes

Director

Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly

Tagline

What the one doesn’t have, the other is missing.

Box Office Opening Weekend

$16,363,442


Trailer


Starring

Jimmy Carrey – Lloyd
Jeff Daniels – Harry
Lauren Holly – Mary
Mike Starr – Joe Mentalino
Karen Duffy – J.P.Shay



Song From the OST


Trivia

  • When Harry and Lloyd are in the car, Lloyd asks if Harry wants to hear the most annoying sound in the world. This was not originally in the script 
  • According to the Farrelly brothers, Jeff Daniels wasn’t wanted for the film, but Jim Carrey wanted him in it. In order to ensure a no from him, they offered Daniels $50,000 for the role. He accepted without any hesitation nor did he attempt to negotiate, despite insistence from his agent the film would “kill his career.” By 1994, the film was Daniels’ most successful.
  • Jim Carrey chipped his tooth years earlier, but had the cap removed for the film to make his character look more deranged.
  • In order for Jeff Daniels to attain Harry’s frizzy hair, during filming he was instructed to wash his hair only, and not to use conditioner, blow dry it, or even comb it
  • The rat poison pills were Smarties.
  • Harry and Lloyd are named after the (silent) comedy star Harold Lloyd.

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