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.Please list tropes for the sequel here.
This film provides examples of:
Aesop Amnesia: The prequel, which recycles several of the original film's gags, has Harry and Lloyd vow to never let a woman come between them again.
And Show It to You: In an Imagine Spot, Lloyd gets into a fight with a waiter in a fancy restaurant, wherein he plunges his fist into the waiter's chest, pulls out his still-beating heart, dumps it into a literal doggie bag, and hands it to him. He's alive until he hits the ground.
Answer Cut: When Mary is watching "A Current Affair", where a report about a blind boy who was duped into buying a dead parakeet, Mary ask "Who are these sick people?". Followed by Mary answering the door to Lloyd.
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.
Lloyd: What do you think the chances are of a guy like you and a girl like me [sic]... ending up together? Mary: Well, Lloyd, that's difficult to say. I mean, we don't really... Lloyd: Hit me with it! 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: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred? Mary: I'd say more like... one out of a million. Lloyd: So you're telling me there's a chance? YEAH!
As Lloyd and Harry are on the road out of Colorado on foot, a bus pulls up filled with hot bikini girls and... Look, just read the exchange:
Bikini girl: Hey, guys. We're going on a national bikini tour and we're looking for two oil boys who can grease us up before each competition. Harry: You're in luck... There's a town about three miles that way. I'm sure you'll find a couple guys there. Bikini girl:(weirded out) Okay... Thanks. (the bus starts leaving) Lloyd:(upset at Harry) Do you realize what you've done?! (starts running after the bus) Hey! Wait! (the bus stops as they get to the door) Lloyd: Y-you'll have to excuse my friend. He's a little slow... The town is back that way! (points at the opposite direction Harry pointed to earlier on)
Harry and Lloyd are supposed to be in Aspen, Colorado in the second half of the movie. Except the town they are in is actually Breckenridge. You can tell because Breckenridge has one main street where shops and restaurants are located with cross streets descending the hills on the east and west sides of the valley feeding into the main drag. Aspen is a town spread out across many blocks with rather busy traffic. Although both have ski resorts on one side of the town.
In the scene where Harry and Lloyd are on the bed in the presidential suite, crying and blowing their noses with money, they are watching a commercial for Pacific Bell. If they are in a hotel in Aspen, CO there is no way they would have seen that commercial on a hotel TV when the ad is clearly for a company that serves the west coast. (U S WEST, now CenturyLink, was the Baby Bell in Colorado.)
The skiing scenes were clearly shot at Copper Mountain, not at an Aspen ski area. You can tell because the lift operators obviously wear Copper Mountain uniforms, not Aspen uniforms. Copper Mountain is over two hours drive from Aspen.
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 when the noise starts.
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 az part uf thuh moovy'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.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: Several times, but the worst is one most won't catch. The surname of Fraida Felcher refers to a really disgusting sex act that even IMDB's trivia section explicitly says it won't reveal there. Seriously, don't look it up. Serious Brain Bleach will be needed.
And he fills about ten bottles in one go. Much to Harry's bewilderment.
What are you, a camel?!
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.
Mental and Sea Bass too, of course.
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.
Although Mental eventually finds out that they're just a couple of idiotic Stalkers With A Crush trying to return Mary's briefcase...just before they accidentally poison him.
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...
Visual Pun: During Lloyd's Imagine Spot when he's driving a car, he's about to have sex with Mary and opens her bra, but instead of a pair of breasts, she has a set of blinking car lights, which Lloyd startes at for a while until he wakes up just in time to avoid crashing into a truck on the opposite trafic lane. Another word for erect nipples? High beams.
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.