To Times as Dumb

Dumb and Dumber To is to times as dumb as Dumb and Dumber. It’s also such a huge disappointment and currently the last movie the Farrelly Brothers directed. Maybe Jim Carrey is right not to do sequels. He did When Nature Calls immediately after Pet Detective, but Dumb and Dumber To is a different story. It took 20 years to convince him to reprise his role as Lloyd.

Since I loved Dumb and Dumber so much, I was understandably excited for the sequel. Even the title seemed clever (in a dumb way). Then I saw the trailer and grew a bit more worried. I still ended up going to the theater, but all my laughs were pity laughs. Dumb and Dumber To is gross, mean spirited, misogynistic, vaguely racist, and just plain unfunny. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are now sad old men desperate for laughs. Although one of the biggest problems was giving more attention to Harry. Jeff Daniels has always been more of a serious actor. He was surprisingly funny in the first movie, but it doesn’t work here.

They also copy every joke from before. Only far less funny with almost no understanding of what made it funny in the first place. The plot this time involves the two searching for their long lost daughter and other things. A problem I have with modern comedies like this is a lack of subtlety. I hate when everybody, even supporting characters, are trying to be funny. Jennifer Lawrence really dodged a bullet. Dumb and Dumber To is why some comedy favorites are better left alone.


Harry (right) and Lloyd (left) talk over the phone

Preceded by: Dumb and Dumber

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