It's the 1980s, and it's the moment that Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne meet. The two individuals are seen by many as 'special', and become best friends as soon as they meet. Principal Collins and his lover, the lunch lady Ms. Heller, want to make as much money out of scams, and their next idea is to create a special needs class. Ms. Heller is the teacher, and they have assigned Harry and Lloyd to round the special students up. School News Reporter Jessica is suspicious though, and desperately tries to find out the truth, even if it means gaining Harry and Lloyd's help.Written by
At the beginning, when Lloyd is dancing around at the high school, he (anachronistically) dances to "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice. The original Lloyd, Jim Carrey, famously spoofed Vanilla Ice on the sketch comedy show In Living Color. See more »
When Harry and Lloyd cover the car at the convenience store in gasoline, a Bell Atlantic payphone is in the background, with a blue and green logo. In 1986, the payphone would've had a New England Telephone logo. The company became Nynex in the early 1990s, and merged with Bell Atlantic in the late 1990s. See more »
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
Courtesy of MCA Records/Polydor Records Ltd. (U.K.)
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The title says it all...
Let's face it, if you went into a restaurant and ordered a sh*t sandwich and got precisely that, could you honestly complain about what you got?
Dumb and Dumberer is precisely that. The title sums it up and you really shouldn't expect anything other than rubbish when you sit down to watch it.
That said, I am surprised to see it in the bottom 100 of IMDb's lists. It is bad, but I'm sure there are many films far above it that deserve its place at the bottom much, much more.
Dumb and Dumberer could never hope to compete with its predecessor but its no worse really than any other teen-comedy-high-school nonsense. If the original movie had not been made, then this one wouldn't have gotten anywhere near the bad press it has. But, alas, it was not to be, and so this film will slip into obscurity like many ill-conceived sequels, destined to be forgotten, or talked about with ill-disguised scorn when reminiscing over the original movie.
The best way to watch this film (if you have to at all) is to try and forget the characters Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels made their own, and view it as if that first film had never happened. Also, console yourself whilst watching that there are a few bloopers tacked onto the end that are the comedic highlight of this unfunny movie, although its really not worth watching the film just for them. You might then get some enjoyment out of an otherwise bland film.
In summary then, its bad but not really deserving a place in the worst 100 of IMDb.
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