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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=BLP sources |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}}Peter John Farrelly (born December 17, 1956) and Robert Leo "Bobby" Farrelly, Jr. (born June 17, 1958), professionally known as the Farrelly brothers, are American screenwriters and directors. They have made eleven films to date, including Dumb and Dumber; Kingpin; Hall Pass; Me, Myself & Irene; Shallow Hal; Stuck on You; Osmosis Jones; There's Something about Mary; Fever Pitch (also known as The Perfect Catch outside of America); the 2007 remake of The Heartbreak Kid; The Three Stooges;[1] and Dumb and Dumber To.

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Early life

The brothers were raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island, and are of Irish descent. Some of their films have been at least partially set in their home state of Rhode Island, such as Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, and Me, Myself & Irene.

Themes

Sports play a large part in their films and they have often cast sports stars for cameo appearances in their films (e.g. Brett Favre in There's Something About Mary). 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[2]

They frequently depict able-bodied people as stupid (Dumb and Dumber) while disabled people are either more aspirational (Shallow Hal, Stuck on You) or gifted (Me, Myself & Irene). They use slapstick and 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. Peter Farrelly has published books including Outside Providence and The Comedy Writer.

Filmography

Film credits

The Farrelly brothers had both collaborated on the following films:

Year Title Directors Producers Writers Note(s)
1994 Dumb and Dumber Template:Ya Template:Ya Template:Ya
1996 Kingpin Template:Ya
1998 There's Something About Mary Template:Ya Template:Ya
1999 Outside Providence Template:Ya Template:Ya
2000 Me, Myself & Irene Template:Ya Template:Ya Template:Ya
2001 Say It Isn't So Template:Ya
Osmosis Jones Template:Ya Template:Ya Live action scenes
Shallow Hal Template:Ya Template:Ya Template:Ya
2003 Stuck on You Template:Ya Template:Ya Template:Ya
2005 Fever Pitch Template:Ya
The Ringer Template:Ya
2007 The Heartbreak Kid Template:Ya Template:Ya
2011 Hall Pass Template:Ya Template:Ya Template:Ya
2012 The Three Stooges Template:Ya Template:Ya Template:Ya
2014 Dumb and Dumber To Template:Ya Template:Ya Template:Ya Sequel to Dumb and Dumber

Television credits

Year Title Note(s)
1992 Seinfeld 1 episode: "The Virgin"; Co-writers
2008 Unhitched 1 episode: "Pilot"; Director, producers

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