"Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!"
In dire need of a few laughs, I thought it would be a good idea to turn to the Farrelly brothers and first rewatched Me, Myself and Irene, which is always a pleasure. I was in the mood for some more, so when skimming over their resumé, I realized that I had never seen Dumb and Dumber. Since I just recently heard someone say nice things about it, I decided to check it out. The story is simple. It involves two loser types called Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels). A lost briefcase filled with money. The briefcase belongs to the woman of Lloyds dreams (Lauren Holly). And now, he is determined to get it back to her, and while he's at it, win her heart.
Dumb and Dumber must have been a blast to have been part of, and it's a blast to watch it. This movie really deserves to be called a comedy. Carrey and Daniels seem like little kids on a huge playground. Their performances are filled with so much unbiased curiosity and a genuine love for exploration. It takes a lot of seriousness, devotion and focus to come across so silly. I hate to be one of those people who scream "They just don't make 'em like that anymore!", mostly because it ain't really true, but when it comes to comedies, it is kinda true. Hollywood really doesn't make comedies like that anymore. So many "funny movies" these days are simply stupid ⎯ almost feels like there is a new studio law that says you can't be funny and smart at the same time. Like... let's not insult the stupid people who go see them! Oh man. Too bad. But times will change again.