Dumb & Dumber | Chicago Reader

Dumb & Dumber

Another Jim Carrey comedy (1994), every bit as nihilistic as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. This one teams him with Jeff Daniels in a cross-country quest to return a briefcase full of money to its rightful owner. A few of the bad-taste gags are funny, and Carrey's grimaces have a certain inspired delirium, but this is a long way from the social comedy of Jerry Lewis. The characters here are ultimately turned into punching bags or punch-line dispensers. Peter Farrelly directed from a script he wrote with his brother Bobby and Bennett Yellin; with Lauren Holly, Victoria Rowell, Mike Starr, Charles Rocket, and Teri Garr.



  • Peter Farrelly
  • Bobby Farrelly


  • Jim Carrey
  • Jeff Daniels
  • Lauren Holly
  • Teri Garr
  • Karen Duffy
  • Mike Starr
  • Charles Rocket
  • Victoria Rowell
  • Cam Neely
  • Felton Perry


  • Peter Farrelly
  • Bobby Farrelly
  • Bennett Yellin


  • Aaron Meyerson
  • Gerald T. Olson
  • Brad Krevoy
  • Steven Stabler

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