The Info List - Farrelly Brothers

Peter Farrelly
Peter Farrelly
(born December 17, 1956) and Bobby Farrelly
Bobby Farrelly
(born June 17, 1958), collectively referred to as the Farrelly brothers, are American screenwriters and directors. They have made eleven films, 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 America), the 2007 remake of The Heartbreak Kid, The Three Stooges,[1] and Dumb and Dumber To.


1 Early life 2 Themes 3 Filmography

3.1 Film credits 3.2 Television credits

4 References 5 External links

Early life[edit] The brothers were raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island
Cumberland, Rhode Island
and are of Irish descent. Following college they pursued careers as television writers, notably for Seinfeld. Themes[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 around 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
New England
teams) for bit parts and cameo appearances including Cam Neely, Roger Clemens, Brett Favre, Anna Kournikova
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
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). Peter Farrelly
Peter Farrelly
has published books including Outside Providence
Outside Providence
and The Comedy Writer. Filmography[edit]

Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Bobby Farrelly
in the East Village, 2009.

Film credits[edit] The Farrelly brothers
Farrelly brothers
have collaborated on the following films:

Year Title Directors Producers Writers Note(s)

1994 Dumb and Dumber

1996 Kingpin

1998 There's Something About Mary

1999 Outside Providence

2000 Me, Myself & Irene

2001 Say It Isn't So

Osmosis Jones

Live action scenes

Shallow Hal

2003 Stuck on You

2005 Fever Pitch

The Ringer

2007 The Heartbreak Kid

2011 Hall Pass

2012 The Three Stooges

2014 Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber

Sequel to Dumb and Dumber

Television credits[edit]

Year Title Note(s)

1992 Seinfeld 1 episode: "The Virgin"; Co-writers

2002 Ozzy and Drix Executive Producers; animated series

2008 Unhitched 1 episode: "Pilot"; Director, producers

2016 Trailer Park Boys 2 episodes; Director


^ Pringle, Gill (2011) "A fresh pass from the Farrelly brothers", The Independent, March 4, 2011; retrieved May 8, 2011. ^ "Ability Magazine: Farrelly Brothers". Retrieved 2012-04-06. 

External links[edit]

Peter Farrelly
Peter Farrelly
on IMDb Bobby Farrelly
Bobby Farrelly
on IMDb

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Films directed by the Farrelly brothers

Peter Farrelly Bobby Farrelly

Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber
(1994) Kingpin (1996) There's Something About Mary
There's Something About Mary
(1998) Me, Myself & Irene (2000) Osmosis Jones
Osmosis Jones
(2001) Shallow Hal
Shallow Hal
(2001) Stuck on You (2003) Fever Pitch (2005) The Heartbreak Kid (2007) Hall Pass
Hall Pass
(2011) The Three Stooges (2012) Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber
To (2014) Green Book (TBA,