If Dumb and Dumber were an Oscar winning drama (VIDEO).

If Dumb and Dumber Were an Oscar-Winning Drama

If Dumb and Dumber Were an Oscar-Winning Drama

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Jan. 16 2016 12:03 PM

If Dumb and Dumber Were an Oscar-Winning Drama

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It’s been more than 20 years since we first met Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, the two dim-witted stars of hit comedy Dumb and Dumber. The time is ripe, then, for a little cinematic revisionism, and this spoof trailer by Mashable, which reimagines the film as an Oscar-winning drama, is a worthy parody. 

That’s mostly because the movie plays surprisingly well as a tearjerker: There are certainly enough histrionics involved, and it’s good fun to see Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniel’s mindless slapstick transmuted into inspirational storytelling. 

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter