As someone who grew up in the ’90s, Dumb and Dumber has continuously stuck with me. Since the first time I watched it, it became an integral part of who I am today and has a dear place on my list of all time favorites. When Dumb and Dumber premiered in 1994, Jim Carrey was already a familiar household name from his other movies like The Mask and Ace Ventura Pet Detective. But Dumb and Dumber changed everything. He became a member of the family. The movie also became a sort of coming of age milestone for my brothers and I as our favorite comedy of all time. It was our introduction to goofy. Even my mother, who is a very reverent woman, couldn’t hold it in and laughed along with us the first time we watched it.
Over the years I have continued to use several one liners from the movie, such as “don’t you go dying on me,” “just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!” and “so you’re telling me there’s a chance” just to name a few. I also tend to gesture like Harry, whenever someone’s drinking an unkown beverage, while saying “drink up” from the scene when Harry tricks Lloyd into drinking laxative tea. It really never get old.
I’ve also felt spiritually connected to anyone else that loves the movie as much as I do, especially if they have the unique ability to recite quotes. There’s just an unspoken bond if you know why I’m laughing when I say “drink up,” with that evil look in my eye. A Dumb and Dumber super-fan makes an instant best friend with solid evidence of possessing a wicked sense of humor.
The film’s original Gs Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, opted out of the disappointing 2003 version “Dumb and Dumberer : When Harry Met Lloyd,” which currently has a 3.4 rating on IMDB. I’d like to think they were waiting for the right time to revisit the sacred script with the film’s original directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly. For a film with such a devoted fan base that was an uber smart move.
Until now, the wait is finally over and this is shaping up to be one of the the Dumbest weeks of 2014. “Dumb and Dumber To” makes its debut on November 14 and as a loyal super-fan I couldn’t be happier. With 617 votes, the film already has an 8.2 rating on IMDB.
The release of the film means so many things for me. For one it makes me wonder where the time went and two it feels like some old dear relatives I haven’t seen in twenty years are finally coming to visit. As the excitement builds I know all my kindred Dumb and Dumber folk feel the same.
See the trailer here: