When limousine driver Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) gets the sack, he persuades his roommate Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) – a dog hairdresser/manicurist – to drive him 2,000 miles to Aspen in pursuit of an attractive woman passenger called Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly) who left a briefcase behind at the airport.
The duo – two of the world’s stupidest people – embark on a variety of adventures before discovering the briefcase is full of money which Mary left behind intentionally to pay the kidnappers of her husband.
The kidnappers are now on Lloyd’s trail and the film revolves around Lloyd and Harry unintentionally avoiding them and the police who also want to speak with them.
With Jim Carrey, there are no half measures. So you’ll either love this as one of Carrey’s finest moments or loathe it as a perfect example of mind-numbing Hollywood cinema.
However, even the harshest critic will find it hard to suppress at least a couple of chuckles during this cheerfully moronic mix of slapstick, sight gags and toilet humour.
Disengage the brain and enjoy.