Dumb and Dumber

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New Line Cinema / MPCA Released 1994

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Director:
Peter Farrelly , Bobby Farrelly
Released:
1994
Rating:
PG-13

Dumb and Dumber is the ridiculous, obscene, and unbelievable laugh riot that pairs two guys who couldn't be more stupid. Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne are two roommates with directionless lives. Lloyd drives a limo and Harry grooms pets. One day, a beautiful passenger, Mary Swanson, takes a limo to the airport. Lloyd is infatuated with her and follows her into the terminal. There he watches her as she sets down a suitcase and seems to leaves it behind accidentally. Lloyd rushes in to return it to her but doesn't catch up with her. It turns out that he is now in possession of a suitcase full of money that Mary was dropping off as a payment to some criminals. Lloyd and Harry decide to travel across country to Aspen, Mary's destination, to return the money to her. Little do they realize that they will be pursued by two thugs who want to reclaim the briefcase. The trek is full of slapstick comedy, nonsense, and fun as the guys try to find love and purpose. They'll be lucky if they escape with their lives.

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Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety

    A flat-out celebration of stupidity, bodily functions and pratfalls. Yet the wholeheartedness of this descent into crude and rude humor is so good-natured and precise that it's har...

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The plot is lame, but that doesn't matter, because Dumb and Dumber is essentially pitched at the level of an "Airplane!"-style movie, with rapid-fire sight gags.

  • 40

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    A movie that knows much better than to try to make sense. It is essentially a strung-together series of gags, most of them thought up by Lloyd, an inveterate practical joker.

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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Mary: I haven't been outside that much in the last couple of weeks.
      Harry: Oh, yeah? Why not?
      Mary: Um, there's been some family problems but I don't want to bother you with those.
      Harry: Thanks.

    • Lloyd: She is the love of my life! The blood in my veins. We belong together! Till the mountains fall into the sea, till the heavens collide or until I get sick of her and need to move on. You hear me!

    • Mary: Are you a bird lover?
      Harry: Me? Oh, no. Well, I used to have a parakeet but now my main area of expertise is canines. Dogs, to the layperson.

    • Harry: Nice set of hooters you got there.
      Mary: I beg your pardon.
      Harry: The owls, they're beautiful.

    • Lloyd: Why don't you go over and introduce yourself and that way you can build me up so I won't have to brag about myself later. Tell her I'm rich and good looking and I have a rapist wit.

    • Lloyd: I'm ready for commitment, Harry. First time I set eyes on Mary Swanson I just got that old-fashioned romantic feeling where I'd do anything to bone her.
      Harry: That's a special feeling, Lloyd.

    • Lloyd: Look, I told you what happened, so just drop it.
      Harry: Yeah, okay. Sure thing, Lloyd. Sure thing. I promise not to mention another word about being in a bathroom with a 6'4" trucker with his pants down.

    • Harry: My parakeet, Petey?
      Lloyd: Yeah?
      Harry: He's dead.
      Lloyd: Oh, man. I'm sorry, Harry. What happened?
      Harry: His head fell off.
      Lloyd: His head fell off?
      Harry: Yeah, he was pretty old.
      Lloyd: Oh. That's it. I've had it with this dump! We got no food, we got no jobs, our pets heads are falling off!

    • Harry: I can't believe we drove around all day and there's not a single job in this town. There is nothing, nada, zip.
      Lloyd: yeah, unless you wanna work 40 hours a week.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Production Budget - $17,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $127,175,374 (6th)
      Worldwide Gross - $247,275,374 (7th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $248,265,802
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $482,719,390

    • An 'unrated' edition runs 6 minutes longer.

    • Other production companies:
      Alliance Communications Corporation (CA distributor)

    • Taglines:
      1. If they each had half a brain, together they would still only have half a brain.
      2. For Harry and Lloyd every day is a no-brainer.
      3. What the one doesn't have, the other is missing.

    • Music:
      Boom Shack-A-Lak
      Performed by Apache Indian
      Written by Apache Indian & Ervin Barrington Woolley
      Hip Hop Solution
      Performed & Written by Ray Colcord
      The Love Affair
      Written by Dick Walter
      Red Right Hand
      Performed by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
      Written by Nick Cave, Mick Harvey & Thomas Wydler
      Get Ready
      Performed by The Proclaimers
      Written by Smokey Robinson
      Rap Me Silly
      Performed & Written by Ray Colcord
      Insomniac
      Performed by Echobelly
      Written by Madan / Johansson
      Permanent Vacation
      Performed & Written by Tom Wolfe
      Too Much Of A Good Thing
      Performed by The Sons featuring Bret Reilly
      Written by Bret Reilly
      2 Ft. O' Butt Crack
      Performed by Circle The Wagon
      Written by William Goodrum (as Jimmy Glen Pines) & Elmo Jackson
      Mockingbird
      Performed by Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels
      Written by Charles Foxx & Inez Foxx
      The Rain, The Park And Other Things
      Performed by The Cowsills
      Written by Artie Kornfeld & Steve Duboff
      The Bear Song
      Performed & Written by Green Jellÿ
      The Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead
      Performed by Crash Test Dummies
      Written by Andy Partridge
      Take
      Performed by The Lupins
      Written by Lance Tawzer & Stoley
      Hurdy Gurdy Man
      Performed by Butthole Surfers
      Written by Donovan
      Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
      Performed by Crash Test Dummies
      Written by Brad Roberts
      Crash
      Performed by The Primitives
      Written by Paul Court, Steve Dullaghan & Tracy Spencer
      Where I Find My Heaven
      Performed by Gigolo Aunts
      Written by Brouwer, Gibbs, Hurley & Hurley
      Trumpet Voluntary
      Written by Jeremiah Clarke
      Country Adagio
      Performed & Written by Ian Hughes
      You Sexy Thing
      Performed by Deee-Lite
      Written by Errol Brown & Anthony Wilson
      Oh Pretty Woman
      Performed by Roy Orbison
      Written by Roy Orbison & Bill Dees
      Endangered Species
      Performed & Written by Ray Colcord & Joe E. Rand
      Snow Bird Serenade
      Performed & Written by Ray Colcord & Joe E. Rand
      New Age Girl
      Performed by Dead Eye Dick
      Written by Caleb Guillotte
      Should Have Known
      Performed and Music by Michael A. Lerner & Sander Selover
      Lyrics by Michael A. Lerner
      If You Don't Love Me (I'll Kill Myself)
      Performed & Written by Pete Droge
      Ride Of Mrs. Gulch
      Written by Harold Arlen
      Make Love Now
      Written by Pat Wilson
      Can We Still Be Friends
      Performed & Written by Todd Rundgren
      Hallelujah
      Composed by George Frideric Handel
      Rollin' Down The Hill
      Performed by The Rembrandts
      Written by Phil Solem and Danny Wilde
      Whiney Whiney (Things That Make Me Crazy)
      Performed by Willi One Blood
      Written by Willi One Blood, David Raimer, Henry Mancini & Ray Davies

    • Filming locations include:
      Aspen, Colorado
      Heber City, Utah
      Breckenridge, Colorado
      Copper Mountain, Colorado
      Estes Park, Colorado
      Fort Morgan, Colorado
      Lakepoint, Utah
      Nebraska
      Orem, Utah
      Park City, Utah
      Pennsylvania
      Providence, Rhode Island
      Provo, Utah
      Rhode Island
      Salt Lake City, Utah
      Sandy, Utah
      Estes Park, Colorado

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Comedy, Kids

Themes

Family Comedies, road trip, love triangle, funny fantasies, epic journey