Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, collectively referred to as the Farrelly brothers, are American screenwriters and directors. They have made eleven films together, including Dumb and Dumber, Outside Providence, and There's Something About Mary.
Early life Edit
Each of the brothers' first four films (Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, There's Something About Mary, and Me, Myself & Irene) has a plot centering on a road trip. These trips all originate in Rhode Island, except for Kingpin, which begins in Pennsylvania. Their films make frequent use of slapstick and toilet humor, and are often populated with blunt, profane working-class characters in small roles. Many of their films contain flashback scenes that show how a character was affected by a traumatic event. The brothers are also noted for their soundtracks, which typically feature distinctive selections of classic and contemporary power pop and folk rock songs.
Sports are a common feature of their films and they have often cast sports stars (particularly from New England teams) for bit parts and cameo appearances, including Cam Neely, Johnny Damon, Roger Clemens, Brett Favre, Anna Kournikova, and Tom Brady.
The brothers have been praised and critiqued for the way they use the subject of disability in their films. Peter Farrelly has commented:
"The problem is not that we look down on these people, but rather that we look up at them and feel that they are better than us.... we revere them."— Peter Farrelly
|1994||Dumb and Dumber||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bobby uncredited as director|
|1998||There's Something About Mary||Yes||Yes||No|
|1999||Outside Providence||No||Yes||Yes||Based on Peter Farrelly's 1988 novel of the same name.|
|2000||Me, Myself & Irene||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2001||Say It Isn't So||No||No||Yes|
|2003||Stuck on You||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2007||The Heartbreak Kid||Yes||Yes||No|
|2012||The Three Stooges||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2013||Movie 43||Peter||No||Peter||Winner of the Razzie Award for Worst Picture.|
Segments "The Pitch", "The Catch" and "Truth or Dare" director
|2014||Dumb and Dumber To||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2018||Green Book||Peter||Peter||Peter||Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.|
|2022||The Greatest Beer Run Ever||Peter||Peter||No|
|1992||Seinfeld||1 episode: "The Virgin"; Co-writers|
|2002||Ozzy & Drix||Executive Producers; animated series|
|2008||Unhitched||1 episode: "Pilot"; Director, producers|
|2016||Trailer Park Boys||6 episodes; Director|