Monday, June 16, 2014

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Okay so a couple weeks ago, Candra recommended that I see this movie. And seeing as how I hear about this movie a lot when it comes to movies and how some of it scenes where shot in the Stanley Hotel, which I've been to, I decided to finally settle the matter and find out what makes this movie so fairly known. So here's my take on Dumb and Dumber.

Plot: A pair of friends named Lloyd and Harry live together in an apartment in Rhode Island, and because of their dim-witted personalities, struggle at finding jobs. But when Lloyd falls in love with a woman named Mary during his previous job, and find out that she left her briefcase at the airport he took her too, he and Harry decide to go on a cross-country road trip to find Mary and return the briefcase. But they are also being chased by a group of criminals who are after the briefcase, knowing that it's full of money that is suppose to be used as ransom money.

Now as I've stated before in my review for Rat Race, it's very hard for me to genuinely laugh at something, even if it's one of the funniest things I've seen. And it's even harder to laugh at a comedy when you know that they expect you to get a laugh. So how does this movie hold up for me?'s funny, but if we were comparing it to Rat Race, this movie made me laugh the least. Did I laugh so little that I think that it's a bad movie? No, not necessarily. Even if I wasn't laughing hard on the floor from the jokes they had, I did see the appeal as to why this particular comedy seem to be very commonly known. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are giving fun performances, and the dialogue has some jokes that were very well delivered. But while some jokes where good, the rest of it was just plain stupid. And I know, that's what they're going for, I mean it's in the title, but by knowing that, most of the jokes just did nothing for me in the slightest. Maybe if I was younger and less experienced in seeing these kinds of films it would leave a better impact on me, but for what it has right now, it's just not doing anything.

And that's my review for Dumb and Dumber. While it doesn't leave such a memorable impact on me as it seems to for a lot of people, it does have good performances, and some decent jokes. If you haven't seen this movie, it really depends on your sense of humor as to whether or not you would like it. But for me, It's just okay. I'm glad I saw it, but I don't think I would see it again.

Rating: 60%


  1. I disagree, the two main characters maybe are essentially stupid. But they didn't stop the comedy from slowing down even Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were perfect as a comedic duo. Didn't you know what the title of the movie is all about.

    1. I did. But that's the thing, by knowing what to expect with the title and all, I had fewer surprises and thus had a hard time laughing at most of the jokes.