Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Buddy Film, Gross-Out Comedy  |   Release Date - Dec 16, 1994 (USA)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Review by Matthew Doberman

No one can accuse Dumb and Dumber of holding anything back: If you're going to make a slapstick movie that includes giving a dead bird to a blind kid, you might as well do it right. The movie cemented Jim Carrey's status as a full-fledged Hollywood star; the enthusiastic Jeff Daniels is perfect in the role of his amiable companion. Brothers Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly concoct truly memorable, laugh-out-loud comic moments. As with the brothers' infamously funny There's Something About Mary (1998), Dumb has something of a heart beneath all the silliness and laxative jokes. Their scattershot approach to comedy produces more than a few misses, but for crude, unabashed slapstick fun, Dumb and Dumber will not disappoint.