Thursday, October 19, 2006

Dumb Dumb Dumb

This is by far the DUMBEST movie I have ever seen. EVER! Yes, it has taken me this long to see it. It was funny - very funny at times. But, it was so incredibly DUMB! I just kept praying that my boys wouldn't turn out like anyone in the movie! I also kept imagining my brother, sister, cousin, and nephews laughing their heads off during this movie - quoting every line! What kind of sick family are we? GOSH!

14 comments:

i'm_inspired said...

Actually, it took a LOT of sick families to make "Dumb and Dumber" such a popular movie.

I thought the tidbit about the Shitzu/Bulldog cross was quite clever! (hardy-har-har!!)

I guess that puts me in the category of SICK!!

JRR said...

Dumb?

I think the word you are searching for is Brilliant. From the stirring sign interpretation to the courageous, inspiring dance routine - from the existential exploration of the common man, to the connectivity of seemingly random events – not to mention the impossibility of certainty - this film has set the standard for cinema in the 21st century. That, and tater tots are just funny. It’s Brilliant!

joyfuljourney said...

Well, I didn't say it wasn't funny! It's just dumb! Was there a plot? At least Raising Arizona has a storyline!

Were there moments you felt sorry for those guys? Were you disturbed by the way they were treated at school? Did the uncle give you the creeps? Maybe I'm too BLUE to see past those aspects and just enjoy the movie.

But, I found myself laughing at them too. The funniest part for me was the uncle throwing the steak and hitting ND in the face!

icjesusnu said...

I agree, agree, agree! The majority of the watching experience was equivelent to hours of enduring the scratching of chalkboards. But, go figure, the teens and even my twenty-something single step-daughter loved love this movie?

JRR said...

No plot? Excuse me? Did it not all come together for you when Pedro smiles, knowing he just won the election after ND's breakthrough performance? It all made perfect sense to me. In fact, the song that plays in the background after the dance is called Music For a Found Harmonium. Deep.

The funniest parts are the subtle ones. When Pedro approaches the mic and says "Hello", when Kip and Napoleon's fight is interrupted by the doorbell, Kip's fist-pumping "Yesss" during padded bowling, Deb's photography techniques, Pedro crossing the road with the cake he built, Rex-Quan-Do.

joyfuljourney said...

JRR - how many times have you watched the movie?

JRR said...

That's a personal question and is out of line. My purpose here is to discuss the merits of the film.

kacole said...

This is your basic underdog movie...what do you mean it has no plot? Napoleon rises above the taunting of fellow classmates to come to the aid of a friend in need. He is not held back by the ridicule of the more "popular" kids in his podunk town. He shows amazing strength and confidence by getting on that stage and dancing his little heart out - most teens wouldn't be caught dead doing such a thing - especially just for a friend. He is a modern day hero...and I tip my hat to him.

Thank you Napoleon, for teaching us what it means to be true to yourself.

This movie also set a new standard for fashion...I mean who knew that moon boots, sideways ponytails and lanyards would ever be back in style!

Anonymous said...

Come on Aunt Jill!! At least I'm glad you are keeping up with the times. And with it being dumb.....(You should have seen Adam dress up as N.D. for Halloween one year!!) I think that speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

By-the-way...the above comment (white) was left by me...(kati)

Love ya

joyfuljourney said...

Kati - thanks for clearing that up, I was quite confused by "White" calling me Aunt Jill!! I bet Adam was hilarious.

I'm not debating that the movie is funny. It is very funny! My point is that it is DUMB! So is Raising Arizona - that's part of what makes it so funny. Funny with an undertone of SAD! We laughed and laughed, "rewound" and laughed again. But poignant, revolutionary, life-changing - I'm not convinced.

weevileer said...

Dumb?!?! How could you? I'm so disappointed. This is a classic tale of teen angst, underdogs, popular vs. unpopular, and good vs. bad. When Sam and I saw this, for my birthday, a couple of years ago I was slapping him and crying I was laughing so hard. Sam however just sat and blinked and looked at me like I was insane. He still doesn't get it. I can crack up just thinking about it. My Dad and brothers and Baileigh and I trade quotes back and forth. I bought the older kids key chains w/ND sound bites on them.

"Are you drinking 2% because you think you're fat or something? Because you know, you could be drinking whole..." "Just do what I do and follow your heart..." "Napolean you're just mad because I've been chatting online with babes all day."
"Could you bring me my chapstick?...but my lips really hurt, no I'm not using the nurses!" "Hey Napolean give me some tots..."

You've totally destroyed my image of you...

wilma said...

all I can say is "you have to be young to enjoy that kind of humor" My kids and grandkids get it but it just makes me want to rant and rant...which they don't want to hear...I am just glad to know my kids are not alone.

Beaver said...

OH, so dumb!!! I might have found much more humor in it had I not had preconceived ideas of what to expect. I had not heard of the movie and it came "highly recommended" by someone and so I had much loftier expectations. Oh, what it could have been had I just expected it to be DUMB! As the credits were rolling, I was still sitting stupefied waiting for the "good part". I think that may have been the funniest part to me. All that said, it was much funnier once I heard friends quoting parts of the movie, so I think I should probably see it again . . . Imagine something so DUMB being so "successful"!