Thursday, 12 March 2009
Dumb and Dumber
Film: Dumb and Dumber
Dir: Farrelly Brothers
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
Stupid films can be classified into two categories: pigeon turd (Scary Movie 1-4 exc. 3), and golden turd (Naked Gun 1-3 1/3).
Dumb and Dumber is definitely a golden turd. Jim Carrey cannot be contained - this was the mid-90's and he was at his peak. Schoolchildren all over the world were repeating his lines, and trying their best to mimic his actions (some of us even got the 'bowl haircut' in honour of Lloyd Christmas - the bruises from the beatings I got still hurt 15 years on). And Jeff Daniels tries his best to make us laugh - mostly by going cross-eyed. Narry Borman swears that Daniels spends half of this film with cross-eyes.
One magic touch the Borman picked up on was the man urinating against the wall when Larry and Harry escape from the 'gas man' at their apartment. Public urination is always hilarious - and Borman should know! He's been thrown in the clink 12 times for that offense alone.
Dumb and Dumber was made to be watched when you are either boozed up, or when you need some relief after watching too many war documentaries. Go to it.