Thursday, 15 January 2015

Review : Dumb & Dumber

Dumb & Dumber Harry and Lloyd are two good friends who happen to be exceedingly stupid. The duo set out on a cross country road trip from Providence to Aspen, Colorado to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner. However they don't know the briefcase has money in it. The owner is one beautiful woman named Mary Swanson. After a trip of one mishap after another, Harry and Lloyd eventually make it to Aspen. But the two soon realise that Mary and her briefcase are the least of their problems.

It is safe to say that 'Dumb & Dumber' is certainly a very different type of film to anything else that went out of the time. It argues on the fact of putting two idiots in a situation and extending this so it gets bigger and bigger and bigger and making up a film. The thing is, I think the problem with stupid people, and the definition of summarising a stupid person is having someone who is so stupid that they don't realise how stupid it actually are. I mean if you realise your a stupid person, then you must have some intelligence in order to realise that. I wouldn't say that Harry & Lloyd are stupid at all.

I think they're extremely lucky characters and unlucky characters in most cases, I mean they manage to avoid death in many occasions, they manage to stick together and get to Aspen and be adventurous. I would say that they are dim witted rather than stupid. They look dim and sound dim and do ridiculously silly things which we look upon as being funny, and they are funny. Not 'Ha Ha' Funny but naturally funny, reverting back to the classic comedies of the 1930's and 40's. Stuff like that which is naturally funny.

What amazes me the most about this film is that it actually has a plot! I know. Shock Horror. And not only that it's got a really compelling storyline which goes on and on and on. It's almost as if you can make it up as it goes along in the planning stages and write up a script and then that in turn equals the story. It's looks so unrehearsed and so improvised, and for a 90's film, pretty dated by todays standards but still effortlessly entertaining.

Dumb and Dumber is unapologetically crass. The Farrelly Brothers deliver non stop, natural laughs for adults as well as children; however, parents of preteens should be advised of slapstick violence and moderate sexual content. And the humour may not be for everyone. It certainly isn't going to please everyone, but as long as people can see the point of it, that's all you need to understand. You may not have to like it to understand the premise of it. I can explain the plot to someone and then when I'd finished explaining I'd simply add 'And that's all you need'.

The comedic violence, explosive bowels, and sexual situations is a sound recommendation for your supervision. Teenagers will laugh themselves silly. Adults who believe they're above this sort of thing may find themselves pleasantly mistaken. 8/10

NEXT : Foxcatcher

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