What is it with brothers nowadays that makes them innovatively brilliant filmmakers? Is there something in the water? Something akin to twins that speak a language only twins can understand? You've got the Coen brothers, the Wachowski brothers, the Struthers brothers (ok,ok), and the Farrelly brothers...and man, have they done it again.You've gotta feel for the Farrelly's. It's kinda hard to top the perfect casting and hilarious script of 'Something About Mary'. Their movie Outside Providence got a lukewarm reception simply because everyone wanted 'Something About Mary 2: Electric Hair Goo Boogaloo'.
Does anybody compare 'Kingpins' to Mary? NO! And this movie shares all the ridiculously stupid gross-out humor that made Kingpins a classic.
Jim Carrey is probably my guiltiest pleasure. Yeah, okay, the guy's a jackass and probably a prima-donna, but how funny would he be if he WASN'T a jackass? I challenge you to find anyone who can play a person suffering from multiple personality disorder as effectively as Mr. Carrey...AND make it amusing...(Don't answer this if 'Cybil' is your idea of high comedy)
And the mind-numbingly ridiculous imagery is what I've come to expect from the F bros. Midgets with numbchucks, Chicken-enemas, wisecracking Fat Albert lookalikes...it's all here.
It ain't a masterpiece, but who ever said it had to be? It's an enjoyable ride and very unpredictable, which is a key element in comedy. Promptly turn off brain, enjoy the ride, and then promptly fuggetaboutit.If ya didn't like it, fine. But this isn't a lackluster effort by the Farrelly bros. It's just another notch in their already solid gold repertoire.