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At the begging of the movie, Lloyd (Jim Carrey) the limo driver witnesses that Mary (Lauren Holly), the woman he had just dropped off at the airport, had set her briefcase down and walked away without it. Watching the movie, we know that she had set the briefcase down on purpose. Two "mob" type people were preparing to pick up the drop off. Just before they get to it, Lloyd comes sliding in and snatches the briefcase up to return it to Mary. The superiority theory explains why we think this funny. We know that she had dropped the case off on purpose for someone else to pick it up. But Lloyd doesn't know that this is supposed to happen. Lloyd never catches up with Mary and vows to himself and his best friend Harry (Jeff Daniels) that he is going to return the case to her. They set off from Rhode Island to Aspen not knowing that they are being followed the entire time by the "mob" characters. We once again laugh at this duo'
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- Lloyd tells him to just let it go, "it will get us warm".
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Lloyd and Harry, Harry, Dumber, Mary, Jim Carrey,
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