Hilarious or idiotic? It probably depends on the age you were, the first time you saw Dumb & Dumber. This film has strongly split Criticker users — which an FCQ (Film Contentiousness Quotient, see here for details) of 52.37 can attest to.
I saw it in the theater when I was 17: the perfect age for raunchy fart jokes. For most of the film, I was doubled-over in laughter, and still remember the side cramps I had for hours afterwards. Jim Carrey has never been funnier. Although the humor is puerile and the plot non-existent, I can profess nothing but love for a film which revels so joyously in idiocy.
But this isn’t about what I think — it’s up to you to decide: Dumb & Dumber, Great or Terrible?
Here are a couple dueling opinions from Criticker users.
Ytadel: “What makes it funny is Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ genuine commitment to the material. They don’t half-ass it, thus, hilarity ensues. Guilty pleasure? No, I don’t feel that guilty about it.”
Zoidoid: “Comedy of the worst sort — juvenile jokes and bathroom humor. The highlight of this film is definitely the song “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave appearing in one of the scenes”
Last week’s poll is closed, and we have decided that Saw is GREAT, 57% to 43%.
And just to prove that we don’t always have to disagree, here are two more films that are the opposite of contentious:
Unanimously Crap (FCQ 0.48): Alone in the Dark. Perhaps the worst video game adaptation of all time — and that’s saying something.
Unanimously Sweet (FCQ 2.29): Double Indemnity. Pure entertainment.