Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1994. New Line Cinema, Motion Picture Corporation of America. Screenplay by Peter Farrelly, Bennett Yellin, Bobby Farrelly. Cinematography by Mark Irwin. Produced by Brad Krevoy, Steven Stabler, Charles B. Wessler. Music by Todd Rundgren. Production Design by Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr.. Costume Design by Mary Zophres. Film Editing by Christopher Greenbury.
Hysterical physical comedy aplenty in this delightful movie that put the Farrelly brothers on the map, and helped establish Jim Carrey as a huge comedy superstar. He and Jeff Daniels are perfectly teamed as two incredibly stupid idiots who foil a woman’s (Lauren Holly) plans to pay a ransom on her husband’s head and get him back safely to her. They think the ransom is her misplaced suitcase and travel across the country to return it to her. Hijinks and stumbling blocks occur, most of them idiotic and completely low-brow, but for some reason it’s just too damned funny to be condemned. You have to see it, even if you will for sure hate yourself in the morning.