Dumb and Dumber: Breaking Down the Best Scene from Jim Carrey’s Funniest Film

While it may not be his best movie, Dumb and Dumber is certainly Jim Carrey’s funniest. In this episode of Scene Breakdown we look at a classic scene.

Dumb and Dumber is probably Jim Carrey’s funniest film. While The Truman Show, Man on the Moon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind might be better all-around movies, in terms of his comedies, nothing quite beats Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s debut. While Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask arguably made more of an impact on pop culture, both of those films are dated in ways that this isn’t. Jim Carrey is sensational as Lloyd Christmas, a love-struck limo driver pursuing the object of his affections, Lauren Holly’s Mary Swanson, to Aspen.

As hilarious as he is, he’s matched by Jeff Daniels, who plays his best pal, Harry, who accompanies him on his trip in their iconic Mutt Cutts van. The road comedy is scored with a classic alt-rock nineties soundtrack, and some of the rude jokes, which include love-lorn truck drivers, headless parakeets and the most annoying sound ever made, are unforgettable. By what truly is the funniest scene in the movie?

In this episode of Scene Breakdown, our host Kier Gomes makes the case that it’s Harry and Lloyd’s grand entrance into Aspen high society, while decked out in their iconic three-piece party suits, that makes the film a classic. In this episode, he takes you beat by beat through the masterfully directed scene while also discussing how the movie arguably cemented Carrey’s superstardom, making him the biggest comedy star of the nineties. What do you think the funniest scene in Dumb and Dumber is? Let us know in the comments.

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Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.