I have chosen to look at the work of The Farrelly Brothers for my film coursework looking into their repeated use of portraying mental illness and disabilities within the comedy genre. However I need to conduct primary research about my three focus films which are, Me, Myself and Irene, The Ringer and Dumb and Dumber asking some specific and general questions, any responses would be great. More so if you could pass this on your blog and get others involved that would very helpful.
Me Myself and Irene (2000)
Did you find the idea of Charlie/Hank being described as a “Schizo” offensive or unfair?
Did you find yourself comfortable laughing during Me, Myself and Irene?
Would you class Me, Myself and Irene a good comedy or an exploitive release?
The Ringer (2005)
The Ringer casted disabled actors instead of portraying them within the film using able bodied actors, was this more correct?
Has The Ringer changed your views on those with disabilities?
Who did you find yourself laughing at the most within The Ringer?
Dumb and Dumb (1995)
Would you consider any disabilities to be present within the film?
Is there any attempt at offence within Dumb and Dumber or in your view was it a funny silly humoured comedy?
Answering any of these questions would be a great help, the more obviously the better, thank you.