Peter & Bobby Farrelly

Dumb & Dumber 81
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Kingpin 76
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There’s Something About Mary 90
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Me, Myself & Irene 72
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Shallow Hal 85
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Stuck on You 47
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Fever Pitch 51
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The Heartbreak Kid 72
[ After a couple of subpar outings, the Farrelly decided to once again draft Ben Stiller, the star of their best film, “There’s Something About Mary.” And it worked! While not quite as great as their first collaboration, “The Heartbreak Kid” is way funnier and sharper than either “Stuck on You” or “Fever Pitch”. It’s quite similar to their underrated “Shallow Hal”, in how it deals with how macho and stupid men can be, while also aiming for a certain sweetness… And then at times, it’s just wonderfully vulgar and wrong! You’d think the Farrelly couldn’t top themselves anymore by now, but there are scenes here that really push the boundaries. In that regard, Malin Akerman is game as fuck – literally! She’s like the anti-Cameron Diaz, as crazy as Diaz’ Mary was lovable… The lovable being taken up here by Michelle Monaghan. The movie also features hilarious turns from Rob Corddry, Jerry Stiller and Danny McBride and, all in all, it’s truly a return to form for the Farrelly. ]

Hall Pass 65
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The Three Stooges 26
[ The prologue with the Three Stooges as kids is pretty tedious, despite featuring Larry David as a grumpy nun. Then we get to them as grown-ups and the nicest thing I can say is that Chris Diamantopoulos (Moe), Sean Hayes (Larry) and Will Sasso (Curly) certainly commit to their roles, endlessly mugging and chewing scenery, while the Farrelly brothers orchestrate all kinds of silly slapstick, complete with cartoonish special effects. I understand that this is true to the original “Three Stooges”, which I’m not very familar with, but it failed to make me laugh, not even once. This is my least favorite Farrelly flick by a good margin. ]

Dumb and Dumber To 48
[ Back in 1994, I went to see “Dumb and Dumber” with my brother and we laughed our asses off. 20 years later, we went to see the sequel and… Well, we laughed, my brother more than me. But I can’t say I loved the film. I found the plot ridiculous (not in a good way), the direction seemed flat to me and as for Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, while they’re certainly committed to reconnecting with the enthusiastic lunacy of Lloyd and Harry, there’s also a faint but discernible whiff of desperation to their performances. Like, is this really what they still want to be doing at their age? The same goes for the Farrelly brothers, who I know are capable of so much more. There’s nothing wrong with juvenile humor, but it’s very hit and miss here. Again, yes, there are some laughs in “Dumb and Dumber To”, but hardly enough for me to recommend it. ]