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Pining for sophisticated comedy in a world of raunch
Pining for sophisticated comedy in a world of raunch

It would seem beyond argument that Americans are more sophisticated today than they were in the 1930s and '40s. We travel, communicate and do business across the globe, have access to more information and more types of sensation than ever before — the world is at our feet both literally and figuratively. So why are our screen comedies by and large so much cruder and raunchier, so much less elegant and cosmopolitan, than they were back in the day? ------------ FOR THE RECORD: "Dumb and Dumber To": A photo caption in the Dec. 7 Calendar section accompanying an article about raunchy movies misidentified actor Jeff Daniels of "Dumb and Dumber To" as Jeff Bridges....

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