Dumb and Dumber To still has the same magic as it’s predecessor.
The sequel to the classic 1994 comedy with the same name (except with the misspelling of the word two) lives up to the hype. Twenty years after their last adventure, good-hearted but dimwitted best friends Harry Dunne (played by Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd Christmas (played by Jim Carrey) head out in search for Harry’s long-lost daughter, with whom Lloyd is in love with. I am happy to report that both Daniels and Carrey still hasn’t lost a beat. Both of them are comedy magic on the screen which is surprising considering both haven’t done a movie together since Dumb and Dumber. Also both has long moved on and played far more serious roles (Daniels won an Emmy for his performance on HBO’s drama The Newsroom.)
Overshadowed by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels performances are the supporting cast of the movie. Comedian Ron Riggle (plays the role of Travis and Captain Lippencott, Travis’ twin brother) does a good job in playing the role of the bumbling sidekick of the film’s main antagonist Adele Pichlow (played by Laurie Holden.) Holden did very well as her role of the antagonist in the film but I felt that her character was underdeveloped. But it’s a comedy movie, this movie was designed to make people laugh.
The million dollar question everyone is asking: Is it funnier than the first one? I have to admit the first one was slightly funnier than the sequel.
Directors Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly has done a great job in producing a great sequel. Despite waiting 20 years, I felt it was worth it. If they did a sequel to it earlier then it wouldn’t be as funny. There was also a surprising cameo in the film (Hint: He was in Ghostbusters.)
It is so dumb that it is good.
Movie Rating: 8.0 Out Of 10