Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
  • Time: 110 min
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Bill Murray

Storyline:

It’s been 20 years and Harry Dunn has found something out – he has a daughter! Lloyd Christmas, his equally dim witted friend, takes one look at a picture of her, develops a crush, and insists the two track her down. What ensues when Harry finally agrees is a bizarre encounter with an old lady and more hilarity because of their sheer stupidity.

4 reviews

  • There’s a scene where Harry and Lloyd are cruising down the highway on a Zamboni, their faces wear goofy grins as the soft field in the background tells their journey; and at that moment, you remember why you love these characters. Sure, they are a little over the top, and yes, you’ll face palm more than once while watching them, but there’s a sweet naiveness to them that make them such fun characters.

    This movie doesn’t have the charm of the original, few sequels do. However, what this movie does accomplish is to remain entertaining throughout. There’s a mix of low-brow and subtle jokes to entertain many. The plot isn’t stellar by any means, but is a great vehicle to keep the jokes fresh throughout the film.

    The star of the film is Jeff Daniels. When you watch him play this character, there’s a genuineness to it. You can tell he legitimately loves his part and he plays it well. What also intrigued me is there’s a subtle evolution to their characters. Sure, they are still stupid, but there are little glimpses in dialogue throughout that show they acquired a thimble of knowledge over the years.

    Overall, this is an entertaining sequel, which will help you remember why you enjoyed these characters so much the first time around.

  • Just when you though it was getting ridiculous with all these unneeded sequels, we get Dumb and Dumber To. I mean seriously, why? I’m not quite sure who thought the world needed more from these two, but here we are. We are back twenty years later (doesn’t that make you feel old?), with Lloyd, played by Jim Carrey (Kick-Ass 2) and Harry, played by Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), who take a trip to find Harry’s long lost daughter.

    The Farrelly brothers are known for their bad taste jokes and idiotic characters and Dumb & Dumber is probably their most iconic film of them all. While I’ll admit there is some great nostalgic moments during Dumb and Dumber To, I mean who doesn’t love seeing a…
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  • Going into this movie, I knew it could have gone one of two ways. It could have been surprisingly funny, just like the original was two decades ago, or it could of been disappointing. And it did end up being disappointing, not because it was unfunny, but more because we didn’t get anything new. One thing is for certain, it says it all in the title.

    Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) are reunited after twenty years of Lloyd pretending to be in a catatonic state, just to make a joke at Harry’s expense. Harry finds out that he fathered a child with Fraida Felcher (Kathleen Turner) and that she put the baby girl up for adoption. After Lloyd sees the photo of her and falls in love, he decides to help Harry find his now grown up daughter, who is now named Penny Pinchelow (Rachel Melvin).

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  • After twenty years, we meet Lloyd and Harry again, and this time it’s not a dumb prequel. It’s the dumbest sequel you’ll ever see, with the original two main characters. But, it’s the dumbest sequel you’ll enjoy the most. This is an entertaining follow up of the first movie, which will always have a special place in our hearts. I love how they introduced the movie, and how they ended it. It kind of makes it different than other comedies nowadays, because it’s totally ridicules and nonsensical. Basically, the entire plot of the movie was a joke. Just a joke. Sure, it’s mostly physical humor, but not all the time. The jokes are classic, that’s for sure. A bit of physicality, mistaken identity, language jokes, misunderstanding, it’s all in there.

    They also introduced a new character, Harry’s supposed daughter, that makes a good addition to the team. It’s a solid movie, although the final part was a bit sloppy and uneven in comparison to the rest of the movie. I guess the point of the movie was the journey, and there was a bit of a problem of how they were going to bring it to the end. There was a nice twist at the end, but in all honesty, the last half an hour of the movie was inferior to what happened before.

    If you are a fan of the original, you’ll like this movie too, altough the original was still better of course. But it’s a good update, with a few additions that work most of the time. I really liked the fact that their main joke wasn’t that they are old now. I think there were only a couple of those jokes, but those definitely were around all the time.

    Perhaps the key to liking this movie is not to expect anything. Just watch the movie and enjoy how bizarrely ridiculous and entertaining it is at the same time. 6/10

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