Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Dumb And Dumber

Now it's getting good.

You know, I forgot how raunchy this movie is at times, like I laughed at the more outrageous comedy bits and didn't get half the jokes when I was younger but looking at it now it was a bit of an eye opener. I mean the same goes for The Mask so I was a bit of a filthy kid. I will say however the comedy is actually not half bad written at times, you think it'd just be slapstick physical comedy but there's some genuine funny bits of dialogue and the performances are what made this film so popular. I mean let's be honest, if this movie starred anybody else it would have come and gone in the blink of an eye so I have to give huge props to Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels not only because of the way they potray the comedy but their chemistry is a strong point of the movie for me. So we follow fledgling fools Harry and Lloyd as they trek across the country to return a lost briefcase to a young woman that Lloyd met at the airport, yet again another Jim Carrey movie where he gets swept away in this crime drama stuff. First the gangsters in The Mask and now a kidnapping ransom in this, it sort of seems like two different movies being mixed but it doesn't do a bad job at it in either cases. The Mask was just crazy entertaining antics tethered along by the plot, but here the comedy permeates the foreground from beginning to end credits with plenty of different scenarios that pop up throughout their journey. I would say I did like the film and the jokes better this time around, though of course I hold no hate for The Mask. Man, 1994 was a big year for Jim Carrey, he got not one or two big movies but 3 of them, with the last being Ace Ventura which we'll get to tomorrow, not many actors have that sort of breakthrough with vast audience appeal, and those are treasured comedy movies of the 90s to many, myself included. I was kinda shocked at how good the movie was a certain points with quite a gorgeous shot at one point and a surprisingly emotional performance delivered by Carrey. No joke, when Lloyd breaks down and says he's sick of being nobody Jim was on the verge of tears cause it was how he felt about his life. Those tears are real with little acting involved, and my God that hit me like a ton of bricks when I first learned that. I still have a soft spot for the man, he was my idol when I was a kid, I wanted to act because of him and try to make people laugh as often as I could, and hell the love hasn't waned much if you saw my Sonic The Hedgehog review where I flat out said he's the best part of the movie period. Yes his films might not be acclaimed, but I have respect for the man and his performances, he's a comedian first and always finds a way to make me laugh. I think Dumb And Dumber is a good movie, it's very entertaining and at times super funny even if it is ridiculous. I like the jokes, I like the setting, the soundtrack once again is pretty dang good, and I just had a good time with it. I don't know if there's a term for comedy films like how action films are called popcorn flicks, because it's not really shut your brain off entertainment but I would say this is a movie perfect to watch with friends and drinks as you admire the comedy of errors before you. 3 stars, 7/10 once again, and I can't wait for tomorrow as we look at by far my favorite Jim Carrey movie ever.

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