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Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Starring: Eric Christian Olsen, Derek Richardson|
Director: Troy Miller
RunTime: 106 Minutes
Release Date: June 2003
|*Also starring: ||Luis Guzman, Eugene Levy, Rachel Nichols, Mimi Rogers, Greg Behrendt, Josh Braaten, Kevin Centazzo, Julia Duffy, Colin Ford, Elden Henson, Michelle Krusiec, Shia LaBeouf, Cheri Oteri||
Review by Steve Rhodes
1 star out of 4
DUMB AND DUMBERER: WHEN HARRY MET LLOYD, by JACK FROST's director Troy
Miller, is a prequel to the Farrelly brothers' 1994 comedy, DUMB AND DUMBER
starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. I've seen Carrey and Daniels, and the
new actors playing their roles, Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson,
are no Carrey and Daniels, not by a long shot. A better name for this
prequel would be DUMB AND DUMBERERERERER. Olsen and Richardson, as two
complete idiots named Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, are merely stupid and
not the least bit funny.
The movie concerns a high school scam in which Principal Collins (Eugene
Levy) forms a fake "special needs" class in order to abscond with a
one-hundred-thousand dollar grant. Ms. Heller (Cheri Oteri), the "lunch
lady" and the principal's girlfriend, is the nominal teacher of this
non-class. Since Lloyd and Harry are the only two certifiable nincompoops
in the school, the principal recruits them to sign up others for the class.
Along the way we have lots of jokes involving farting, the game of "it,"
sexual innuendo, falling down, messy eating and chocolate mistaken for
feces. None of the material is funny or original. The movie isn't
gratingly awful as much as it is just a total waste of everyone's time.
DUMB AND DUMBERER: WHEN HARRY MET LLOYD runs 1:22. It is rated PG-13 for
"crude and sex-related humor, and for language" and would be acceptable for
kids around 11 and up, although its jokes are aimed more at kids in the
My son Jeffrey, age 14, gave it 1/2 of a star, saying he completely despised
it. He said that the jokes were so dumb that they were never funny. He
commented that he'd "rather watch mold grow" than have to see this movie
Copyright © 2003 Steve Rhodes
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