Evaluation Paper: Dumb and Dumber

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Grahm Long Long Jane Womack English 121 February 2, 2009 EVALUATION: Dumb and Dumber Every generation has its favorite screwball comedy. Mine just happened to be the 1994 cult classic: Dumb and Dumber. Dumb and Dumber was directed by the Farrelly brothers and stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, and Lauren Holly. Sure, it is not widely accepted by critics, but unlike every other comedy I have seen over the years, this one actual fulfills the general requirement of being funny. It is not just funny in the beginning or in some parts in the middle or the end; it is funny all the way through the course of the movie. The reason Dumb and Dumber should rank among the greatest comedies of all time is because it follows through with a zany concept of a plot, has two undeniably good actors with great comedic timing and delivery, and has brilliant comedic situations. The story begins when Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey), a limousine driver, escorts a young woman by the name of Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) to an airport. Lloyd falls in love with Mary in the few minutes they share in the limousine. After Lloyd drops Mary off, he keeps his eyes on her, not watching where he is going and crashes into another car. Lloyd then sees Mary leave behind a black briefcase inside the airport. Rushing inside, Lloyd intercepts the briefcase, seconds ahead of the kidnappers. While attempting to return the case to Mary on the plane, he rushes past the ticker checker at the jet way. Long 2 "It's okay, I'm a limo driver!" he yells, rushing down the airport jet way and running straight off of it, falling onto the cement runway below. Lloyd later gets fired for leaving the scene of an accident. Harry Dunn (Jeff Daniels), Lloyd’s best friend, meanwhile has had not

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