These are the funniest films I have ever seen.
Puzzle box | Kuwait | 12/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The farrelly brothers are known for there crude humor and gross out comedies usually done in bad taste although its not that gross compared to other Hollywood comedy films, they also manage to make some very witty and humouros stuff and laugh out loud moments with there characters. But first you might want to know that if you liked Dumb and dumber and that particular brand of humor than your going to love these films. There's something about Mary is probably their biggest hit and one of there best, it stars Ben Stiller who happens to still be in love with his highschool crush from 13 years ago but an embarrising incident involving a zipper has ruined his chances of going to the dance with her. A hillarious film with psychotic characters and pathetic friends who try to help or sabotage his chance of meeting Ben Stiller's first love Mary (Cameron Diaz) he also needs to watch out for Puffy the dog. Me myself and Irene tells the story of a cop played by Jim Carrey who is a very nice guy that has a lot of problems he also has a split personality disorder and his alter ego causes alot of havoc he also has black kids from his cheating ex-wife that he has raised. I thought that this film was very underrated and its a great comedy. Now Shallow Hal was deffinently the weakest film in the boxset, Hal played by Jack Black is only intrested in slim and attractive women and keeps harrasing them until one day he gets hypnotised into seeing the inner beauty of a woman by some hynotist. He starts dating an obese woman played by Gwyneth Paltrow who he sees as an attractive and beautiful person that has a nice heart, thats all very nice but the film isn't as funny as the other faralley films. Overall this was a great addition to my comedy collection and the only thing missing like the other reviwers have said was King pin which is my favorite but I got that on a seperate dvd. If you go to Amazon.co.uk (I should have done this sooner) you will get a better boxset which has the same films plus two more Stuck on you and Say it isn't so and it happens to be alot cheaper aagh!."
BUT, What About..............???
CASEY T. DODD | L.A., Ca. USA | 12/02/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Dumb & Dumber??? KINGPIN????? How could you POSSIBLY call this a Farrelly Collection without these two gems- only the best two films they made! "Mary" had it's moments, but loses you towards the end. "Irene", aside from an occational laugh (the sons were HILARIOUS!!!) was average at best. And "Hal" was WAY too sweet for the likes of a Farrelly movie. I literally ROARED the first time I saw "Dumb & Dumber" & "Kingpen" and wore out several gears in my VCR from the constant rewinding to catch what I missed during the laughter. This box set makes as much sense as DVD box entitled "The Ultimate George Lucas Collection" with only American Graffitti & Howard the Duck. Too bad."