Coming home on the train the morning after graduation, Jim Swanson meets Mary - the girl he liked from university. He invites her back to his place where they are shocked to find somebody already in the house. The intruder runs off and Jim pursues him in his dad's car. He finds him and runs him over - only then does he discover that the intruder is Jeff, his slacker best friend from university. Throughout the rest of the morning they wait for a taxi to take Jeff to the hospital and on the way they talk about university, girls and movies until they finally get to the root of the problems that have plagued their friendship for years. Written by
Breaking into your house, running you over ... should these things really affect our friendship?
5 December 2008 (USA)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The characters are named in reference to Dumb & Dumber
(1994), which Eric Bay-Andersen
considers to be the funniest film ever made. Jim and Jeff are named after Jim Carrey
and Jeff Daniels
(the stars of the film), and Jim's surname (Swanson) and the character of Mary are named after Lauren Holly
's character. 'Jimmy Swanson' was also originally the name of a character on South Park
(1997) (Eric Bay-Andersen's favorite TV show), before it was later confirmed as 'Jimmy Volmer'. See more
When Jim and Jeff are waiting for the taxi (during the long, awkward pause) the cameraman gets close to Jim's face casting an obvious shadow. See more
[over P.A. system
The next stop is Weybridge. Change here for Addlestone, Chertsey, Virginia Water, Egham and Staines. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform edge.
The two classical piano pieces Jim listens to on the radio are credited as being performed by Peter Anno. In actuality they are demo pieces taken from an electric piano (Peter Anno - P. Anno - piano) See more
References Dumb & Dumber
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Peter Anno See more