Dumb and Dumber To (2014)





Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Steve Tom, Rachel Melvin, Paul Blackthorne, Brady Bluhm, Dalton E Gray, Swizz Beatz, Bill Murray, Derek Holland, Mama June, Cam Neely


Twenty years after the events surrounding their trip to Aspen, buddies Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) are back and go on a road trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter (Rachel Melvin), who was given up for adoption.


Perhaps my expectation were too high, I don't know, but I have been completely disappointed by this one, and the only thing I could think as the movie ended was, couldn't Lloyd keep on faking? It would have been so much better. 

So Dumb and Dumber To does have its moments, like a few moments, but it's bland most of the time, and the humour isn't good as seemed in the first installment.

If Dumb and Dumber was cleverly stupid, this one is just stupid. There is no direction. The story is awful, not to talk about the subplots. The poor script is stuffed with farts, jokes that are literally the same as the original's, and recycled gags that doesn't work at all.

The acting is probably the most disappointing part. While Jim Carrey is just a comedian, we know that, and we are fine with that, Jeff Daniels, who has been working on more serious roles recently that also got him an Emmy, is a real disappointment. And the chemistry between the two "buddies" is gone. 

In the beginning Lloyd says, "Comedy is all about timing.". I wonder if he was mocking the film.

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