Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To. The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given
Director: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden
Release Date: Nov 14, 2014
Rated: PG-13 for Language, Crude and Sexual Humor, Partial Nudity and Some Drug References
Runtime: 1 hr. 50 min.
The easiest way to start this review is to just get the bad out of the way first. Dumb and Dumber To is way too long, forced on multiple occasions and it’s plot is an unabashed retread of the original. Going into this sequel, you have certain expectations, the main one being that you want to laugh. So does it make you laugh, on certain moments it does, quite a bit. There are parts where you are doing some serious belly laughing but it’s never maintained and film just stays around way too long for it’s own good. It’s been a long while since the Farrlly Brothers had a solid film but even at their best their movies were spotty. To their credit Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are game for the proceedings even if you can tell they are trying to find the characters again during certain parts of the film. It’s great when they find it and make you laugh at the idiocy on display, I just wish it was more consistent.