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 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 is now stuck in Development Hell as it was announced in June 2013 that Warner Bros. (who owns New Line Cinema, who produced the original) was passing on the film.Provides examples of:
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.
Bullet Proof Vest: When Harry is shot by Nicholas, it's revealed he's wearing one of these. Lampshaded by Lloyd when he asks, "But what if he shot you in the face?"
Butt Monkey: Oh so many. Mental, Sea Bass, the blind kid, and Harry and Lloyd themselves.
"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 the actor who plays 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.
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.
Lloyd: I want to ask you a question... straight out, flat out... and I want you to give me an honest answer. What do you think the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me... ending up together?
Mary: Well Lloyd... that's difficult to say... you really don't...
Lloyd: Hit me! Just give it to me straight! I came a long way just to see you Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?
Mary: Not good.
Lloyd:(gulping) You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?
Mary: I'd say more like... one out of a million.
Lloyd:(beat, then grins happily) So you're telling me there's a chance.
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.
Laxative Prank: Lloyd does it to Harry as revenge, since he supposedly stole Mary from him.
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 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...
Harry: Freda and I had such a wonderful time. But right after the blue, she send me a John Dear letter. Lloyd: Did she give you any reason? Harry: Yeah I called her up. She gave a bunch of crap about not me listening to her or something... I don't know I wasn't paying attention.
Vomit Discretion Shot: When we last see the Pennsylvania State Trooper who unwittingly drank Lloyd's urine, he is dry-heaving on the side of the road. The scene ends before he starts vomiting.