- Farrelly brothers
The Farrelly brothers, Peter (b. December 17, 1956) and Bobby (b. June 17, 1958), are
screenwriters and directors of eleven comedy films, including " There's Something About Mary"; " Dumb and Dumber"; "Kingpin"; " Me, Myself and Irene"; " Shallow Hal"; " Say It Isn't So"; "Stuck on You"; " Osmosis Jones"; "Fever Pitch" (also known as " The Perfect Catch" outside of America) and "The Heartbreak Kid".
The Farrelly brothers are from
Cumberland, Rhode Island, and many of their movies partially take place in that state, or elsewhere in New England. Sportsplay a large part in their films and they have cast many popular sports stars for cameo appearances. The Farrelly brothers frequently cast Rob Moranand sports figures (e.g. Cam Neely; Roger Clemens; Brett Favre) in their films.
They have been both praised and criticized for their humorous use of
disability. They frequently depict normal people as stupid ("Dumb and Dumber") while they show disabled people as normal and gifted ("Shallow Hal"; "Me, Myself and Irene").
slapstickand toilet humor, often with a soundtrack of upbeat, light rock songs. Their films often contain flashback scenes that show how a character was affected by a traumatic event.
The female interests in three of their movies are named Mary: "Dumb and Dumber"; "There's Something about Mary"; "Shallow Hal" (Rose"Mary").
Peter Farrellyhas published books including " Outside Providence" and " The Comedy Writer". The quote, "The heart wants what the heart wants" is repeated both in "Me, Myself and Irene" and "The Heartbreak Kid".
The Farrelly Brothers founded their production company, Conumdrum Entertainment and is producing the new comedy series
The Farrelly brothers both directed and wrote/co-wrote the screenplay for all their films, except where otherwise noted.
The Three Stooges" (2009) (announced)
Unhitched" (2008) (6 episode television series)
* "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007)
* "The Ringer" (2005) (produced only)
* "Fever Pitch" (2005) (directed only)
* "Stuck on You" (2003)
Shallow Hal" (2001)
Osmosis Jones" (2001) (directed live-action sequences only)
Say It Isn't So" (2001) (produced only)
Me, Myself and Irene" (2000)
Outside Providence" (1999) (screenplay only)
There's Something About Mary" (1998)
* "Kingpin" (1996) (directed only)
Dumb & Dumber(1994)
* "The Virgin", "
The Farrelly brothers were featured in The Dialogue interview series. In this 90 minute interview with producer Mike DeLuca, the Farrellys explain how their writing methods of painting themselves into a corner and not wanting to know where a screenplay is going, can seem as unconventional as their comedy.
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