Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, directed by the Farrelly Brothers. Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) is a friendly, though somewhat sadistic and more than somewhat dimwitted, limo driver who lives with his Heterosexual Life Partner, Harry Dunne (Daniels), a friendly, less sadistic than Lloyd, though still dimwitted dog groomer, in their Rhode Island apartment. Lloyd's life is turned around when he falls in love with Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), a rich female client who leaves her briefcase at the airport. Lloyd talks Harry into going on a road trip to Colorado to return it. Thus, they hit the road in Harry's dog shaped, dog grooming van, unaware of what the briefcase is actually full of: ransom money, which means that Lloyd and Harry are being trailed by two hitmen, along with anybody else they piss off along the way.Gained a short-lived animated series in 1995 and a Prequel in 2003, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd which details the meeting between the two during their high school years.In 2012, it was announced a sequel would be filmed with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels returning along with the original directors, but the project stalled multiple times and was passed up by Warner Bros. (who owns New Line Cinema, who produced the original) in June 2013. The next week, however, Universalpicked up the project, Dumb and Dumber To, and is currently in production for a November 2014 release, which would coincide with the 20th anniversary release of the original film.
Brick Joke: The woman that Harry offends at the gas station shows up later in the film and reveals herself to be a FBI agent.
The blind kid Lloyd sold the dead bird to appeared in tears in a news report on TV much later in the film.
Mary: "Who are these sick people?"
In one of the alternate endings, the blind kid-dead parakeet joke would have been taken even further: in this ending it turns out that the blind kid is the nephew of Lloyd and Harry's butler at the hotel in Aspen and Lloyd and Harry were asked to babysit him.
"You mean, not good like... one out of a hundred?" "I'd say more like one out of a million." "...so you're telling me there's a chance!" "Husband!? Wait a minute... what's all that one-in-a-million talk?"
Cool Car: The Shaggin' Wagon. They even have it back in the cartoon.
Corpsing: During the "Most Annoying Sound" scene (which was ad-libbed by Jim Carrey), it's obvious that Mental is trying very hard not to laugh.
Before the camera cuts to a close-up of Mike Starr (Mental), you can see Jeff Daniels start to laugh.
The waitress in the restaurant where Lloyd is trying to revive a dying Mental was doing a bad job of not breaking into laughter.
Credits Gag: The opining kreditz r deliburutly misspeld as part of the muvy's moteef.
Diabolus Ex Machina: Not only does Mary have a husband, Harry and Lloyd stupidly turn down the job opportunity of a lifetime that involves rubbing oil all over supermodels.
Diner Brawl: Averted. Sea Bass just spits in Harry's burger, and then gets conned.
Extreme Doormat: Harry. Throughout the movie, he comes off as a little smarter and more sensible than Lloyd but for the most part goes along with everything Lloyd does partly because he's just very passive.
Feud Episode: Lloyd and Harry briefly got into an argument while tied up with Mary by the villain. Lloyd accuses Harry of stealing Mary, while Harry revealed he knew all along that Lloyd was the other guy Fraida was seeing.
Jerkass: Both are stone stupid, but while Harry is well meaning and even kind in his own bumbling way, Lloyd comes off as rather sadistic and highly mean-spirited, and not always obliviously.
Lethally Stupid: Harry and Lloyd inflict much fatal and near-fatal damage multiple times throughout the entire movie. For starters Lloyd, whilst giving a lecture to Mary about bad drivers and not keeping his eyes on the road, causes several cars to swerve out of the way, crash into each other, and even blow up a gas station. On the road, Lloyd zones out to a dream and nearly crashes into a truck. Then, they feed Mental hot peppers in his burger without being aware that he has ulcer problems, and Harry ultimately kills him by accidentally giving him rat poison (intended for them) instead of his pills. Later, at the gas station, Harry sets himself on fire with gasoline and a cigarette lighter, and knocks out Sea Bass with a stall door. At the gala, Lloyd uses a cork from a bottle of wine to kill the rare snow owl. As revenge for Harry "stealing" Mary from him, Lloyd also poisons him with intense laxatives. And, he shoots Mary's husband with a pistol (although that one is a jealous afterthought).
Line-of-Sight Name: When Harry and Lloyd get to Aspen, they decide to look Mary's name up on the local phone book (never mind she was vacationing there). Since Lloyd can't remember her surname (only that it starts with S), Harry suggests he check her briefcase. He looks at it and immediately shoots, "Samsonite".
The hitmen think Harry and Lloyd are doing this - the guy thinks a letter to the gas man is to him because of his stomach problems, and so on.
Mary thinks Harry is purposely doing this during their day on the slopes (wearing his skiis the wrong way, getting his tongue stuck to a pole, placing a carrot and coal where they shouldn't be on a snowman, pelting her with snowballs, and knocking her down a hill).
Oh Crap: Two instances, both with the same Scare Chord. The first is when Lloyd is in a gas station bathroom, looks at some graffiti left by Sea Bass, then at his watch, and realizes he's right on time for "manly love". The second is when Harry suffers the effects of Lloyd's Laxative Prank and discovers that Mary's toilet is broken. Oddly enough, both take place in a bathroom.
How about the look on Lloyd's face when Harry told him that he thinks his ex-girlfriend Freda was seeing another guy...