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Alright but not worth going out of your way for
nephihaha from Scotland
13 March 2011
This is a mildly entertaining documentary which will give you a bit
more insight into "Dumb & Dumber", but not many explosive new
revelations. Well, maybe one about Clint Eastwood from Jeff Daniels,
but you'll have to watch the documentary to find out what it is!
Like many of these documentaries, one or two of the stars are missing.
Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly are both AWOL - Whether this is because
they became too high rent these days or were too busy, Lord only knows,
but when a star goes missing, you end up with a big black hole! A pity,
as I think "Dumb & Dumber" is actually a high point in both of their
careers and gave a lot of enjoyment to many people. Thankfully Jeff
Daniels does turn up, with just about every other major player, and
some of the minor ones too!
The interviews with some of the actors playing smaller roles are good
fun, with three sticking out. Cam Neely who plays the nasty trucker Sea
Bass comes over as a thoroughly decent person, which is a tribute to
his acting skills. (I wasn't aware of him as an ice hockey player as we
don't get to see much of it over here) The guy who plays the traffic
cop also has some funny things to say, and more amazingly, so does the
young man who played the blind boy. Both of them improvised some of
their lines themselves.
I'm not so keen on the interviews with non-acting participants. We have
heard a lot of this stuff before, i.e. that it nearly didn't get made,
the script was rejected, or that "we knew it would be a hit all along."
This might be the case, but we've heard it before elsewhere. So, it's
worth watching if you love the original film and have it on your DVD,
but it's not worth going out of your way to see.
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