Someone recut ‘Dumb and Dumber’ as an ‘epic drama,’ and it works

All it takes is a different soundtrack.


Chase Hoffberger

Internet Culture

Published May 1, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 9:35 am CDT

Granted, it’s tough to take something seriously when a guy who looks as silly as Jeff Daniels is wheeling a shaggin’ wagon around the county with a guy who just fell out of a jetway—again—but amateur mashup maker Josh Rocklage’s “Dumb and Dumber as an Epic Drama” does manage to find a more weighted tone for the classic comedy. 

Most notable about the the Kansas native’s remake is that he doesn’t change the plot whatsoever; he even cuts out the part about the mobsters trying to kill Lloyd Christmas. All he does is add the two-minute “Fall of Palladio” by noted film and television composer Kerry Muzzey, enough to make Christmas’ pleas to leave Providence sound that much more pronounced, and Mary Swanson’s questions about his stability that much more concerning. 

But the story’s still the same: Christmas wants Swanson. Eventually Harry Dunn wants Swanson, too. But Christmas needs Swanson. Josh Rocklage wants to know if that will tear “Dumb and Dumber” as we know them apart.

Photo via Josh Rocklage/Vimeo

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*First Published: May 1, 2014, 10:20 am CDT