Fans Of The Original Will Be Impressed, Non-Fans Will Be Unimpressed. (by powermandan)
I have been waiting twenty years to see a sequel to my favourite comedy ever. I have seen Dumb and Dumber so many times I practically know the script by heart and it never gets old. The stupidity is always funny and the story and subplots are always intriguing. Now there's the sequel, stylized as "Dumb & Dumber To" instead of "Dumb and Dumb Two" to show stupidity. As much as I loved this one, it is not at the level of 1994's. 1994's was fresh and majorly innovative. It's not that Carrey and Daniels are too old, there just hasn't been one down in so <more>
long, the result was one repetition and reuse from the first after another with little new things. Plus, Harry and Lloyd are more immature in this than the first. In the first, they just simply have no clue what anything is and they act like kids in this one. The immaturity was a minor flaw, but the lack of anything new or being innovative was what I saw critics poke at the most. After twenty years without a sequel, doing a big rehash was the best thing to do. I knew this would be a big rehash movie when I first found out about the pre-production. This would not be a rehash movie if they did the sequel in 2003 instead of the lame prequel. Either way, this movie is still non-stop funny from beginning to end. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels just needed to dress up in their old outfits and I was all aboard. The movie maybe a rehash, but what they do again is just as a funny the second time around. It is also a great nostalgia movie. Harry and Lloyd's old outfits and hair- dues, the old apartment, Billy in 4C the blind kid?! and loads of others make this a very great flick any old Dumb and Dumber fanatic would love.Can't wait for Dumb & Dumber Threeee in 2034!3/4
This was fantastically hilarious in so many ways and on so many levels. There was not one person in the theater who wasn't laughing. I dreaded the day, sort of, that this movie came out because I didn't think there was any way it would live up to the original. I saw this with five other adults, and we ALL thought it was better than the original. It is supreme comedy at its finest. Jim and Jeff really fell back into those roles magnificently and way outdid themselves. There are surprise appearances from the original movie.Don't go into this movie expecting a life-changing <more>
experience. That isn't the point of these types of movies. If you can't laugh at this movie, you need to have the part of your brain that controls happiness checked. If you enjoyed the first one, as I know many did, then you will love this one, too.
I laughed from beginning to end and I clapped, as did the THEATER! (by oldman007)
This is probably the second comedy I've seen now where the critics and many other people surrounding it were saying how terrible it was. I was not bored for a second. my gut was hurting from laughter! I was a huge fan of the original. I grew up with Harry and LLoyd, the two dumb butts, and I missed seeing them, so I got what i wanted, a sequel after 20 years of waiting! It all starts with LLoyd being in a Nursing Home psychotic center and has been crazy for all these years, or so Harry and everyone had thought! The whole time it turned out it was a prank. One of the best pranks ever! <more>
Then it introduces where it left off 20 years ago. Introducing a lot of the old characters and getting to see the changes made to the house etc. Then we get straight into the plot. Harry receives a letter that he did not open 20 years ago how dumb and he finds out he is a father and has a daughter and him and LLoyd embark on a huge road trip to find her.Nothing can describe to you how Happy and how much I laughed hysterically at this movie. It was so good to see Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels back on screen together playing the two butt holes, Harry and Lloyd. I enjoyed every second of it! And yet, i see it has awards for worst Male image, Worst Picture etc. I can't see how. I thought it was hilarious, as did the rest of my theater. I clapped at the end and as did the other people in the theater! A hysterical ride. I would watch it, over and over, and over again. Great that they did a sequel! Brought back so many memories! 10/10By the way, everyone keeps bragging about how this movie will be getting loads of nominations at the razzie Awards, but I bet everybody all the money in the world, The razzies wont give this movie one nomination!
I saw the movie a few months ago as I was one of the few lucky ones that got to see the first screening of the movie. I have to let everyone know that this sequel is just as dumb and perfectly funny as the original. You find out everything as to why they waited 20 years. You will notice a lot of things from the first movie if you pay attention. Petey, the blind kid, is back in this one for a short time. And a few other surprises. Look, I won't spoil the movie like other people have, but I will tell you that it is worth the wait. Everyone in the theater was laughing the whole time. If <more>
there is a reason to finally see a good comedy sequel, this is it.
As a huge fan of the original I was ecstatic when first learned that they were making a sequel. But admittedly I was very nervous as well. After all, there is so much that can go wrong.I had the privilege of seeing a sneak preview of the movie tonight. 10 minutes into the movie my concerns were replaced with laughter. If you're like me you saw every trailer, poster, and clip of the movie available. Fear not, the best parts of the movie are NOT in the preview far from it actually . 2 hours later and I'm still chuckling at some of the lines.I also feel it's important to note that I <more>
felt the movie was NOT offensive towards people with mental and physical disabilities. As a parent of a cognitively impaired child who is also blind and uses a wheelchair, this is something very near and dear to my heart. Far too many movies, TV shows, and comedians use people with disabilities as punchlines for a cheap laugh. This is NOT one of those movies. The film features multiple actors with disabilities, and every time one was on screen I bit my bottom lip expecting the worst, but every time the movie did not disappoint.The only reason I gave it 9 stars out of 10 is because it had a bit of potty humor that I didn't find funny, but I came in expecting that anyway and it didn't bother me either.If you liked the first movie then you will like this one as well and I'm not talking about that garbage prequel Dumb and Dumberer! Do yourself a favor and go see it.
My top two favorite movies of all time are Goonies and Dumb and Dumber. Rumors of sequels for each have surfaced throughout the years. Every time it happened, I would cringe at the thought of my favorite, oh so perfect movies being ruined by the lack of continuity, creativity, and disregard to the spirit of the original. I also dreaded the inevitable poor rehashing of priceless moments that worked so marvelously the first time around causing those moments to lose their sentimental, humorous, and/or memorable value. Sequels just seem to disappoint over and over again.When I saw the trailer for <more>
Dumb and Dumber To, I was very skeptical and decided I wouldn't watch it. I then got past my knee-jerk reaction and took a moment to consider who was going to be portraying my beloved characters super important and that the same people would be handling "my baby" Farrelly Brothers and quickly realized that this was going to be a great sequel. Because when thinking about the first Dumb and Dumber and having seen Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels' sound comedic technique in action and how nicely they complimented each other - it was truly magical and based on these facts this, of course, would also have to be a pretty darn magical movie. Fast forward to last night. I went and saw the movie totally sober, might I add and was delighted by how f*n fantastic it was! I laughed out loud so many times and was thrilled with what this talented bunch was able to pull off. I was relieved and have nothing but good things to say about it. I will share these words with you, but will do so in a slightly different manner by combining what I felt about it and by using this forum to thank all of those wonderful people that made this beautiful thing and did not disappoint.Thank you, Wonderful People, for maintaining Dumb and Dumber's comedic, jovial, and obscenely immature integrity. You were able to so perfectly depict where Lloyd and Harry would be 20 years later. I totally believed that Lloyd would pull such an overly long and ridiculously inappropriate prank on his best friend. I totally believed that he was capable of staying in character for such an extended period of time and only occasionally slip by cracking a smile or a slight giggle here and there because that's who Lloyd is. He is committed. When he sets out to do something, there is no stopping him.I totally believed Harry would, without fail, visit his best friend week after week over one thousand weeks, actually! at the institution to provide his catatonic friend some companionship, updates on his life and the world, candy, and some care better left for the professionals. Of course he would do this. He is Harry and Harry is loyal. We learned this about him the first time around. It warms my heart and tickles the heck out of my funny bone when I think about the scenes that are sprinkled throughout the movie showing exactly what I just described.Thank you for staying true to the spirit of these characters and their absurd lives. You delivered a hell of a sequel because you so obviously were thoughtful and careful when crafting this film and the love you put into it is evident. I believe others in your line of work who are tasked with such a feat should take a few pages from your play book. I say Bravo!!! to you and again, THANK YOU!!! BTW, I have never seen the prequel and pretend it never really existed...Is that wrong of me?
Almost exactly twenty years after the release of the original Dumb and Dumber, The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carrey, and Jeff Daniel return to the classic characters that we have loved so much over the years. While you shouldn't expect something as classic as the original film, this film delivers tons of laughs from start to finish. The thing I loved so much about the original film was that it flowed by so quickly. Now, I've only seen this movie once so far, but on my first viewing it went by fast and I really never felt bored. The following is my review of Dumb and Dumber To.The film <more>
this time around was not only written by The Farrelly Brothers and Bennett Yellin, but also newcomers Sean Anders, Mike Cerrone, John Morris. Anders and Morris have recently worked on comedies such as Hot Tub Time Machine and We're the Millers, while Cerrone worked on another Farrelly Brothers film from 2000 called Me, Myself & Irene. The story once again follows Harry and Lloyd as they have to go across country on a road trip to find Harry's daughter. Much like the first film there are some twists and turns, but the underlying story is not much different than the original film. Some reviews I had read really trashed the film over this, I certainly did not because there are many good film series out that that rely on rinse and repeat. Some of the jokes are a rehash from the original, but this is what the fans wanted. They wanted to see these characters on the big screen again saying their famous lines. There are also so many funny points of the film, and will probably be more on second and third viewings. The original film in comparison flows more smoothly than this film. There were a couple scenes I didn't really care for. While the story is nothing original, the jokes are hilarious and the overall film is great as a great comedy to go out and watch. These writers all laid out a good story that sticks together with some fabulous jokes.Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly are back to direct this film after directing the original film nearly twenty years ago. Everyone is two decades older, but the laughs and good times are still there. After the disaster that was the prequel film, and Jim Carrey repeatedly saying no to a real sequel, we finally got another real Dumb and Dumber movie. Jim Carrey is top notch in this film and he really hasn't aged that much since the original film. While on the other hand Jeff Daniels has aged considerably in the last twenty years, but Daniels is still as funny as ever, and is still proving he has a wide acting range. The jokes this time around don't feel as natural as the first film, probably not much ad libbing going on this time, but there are more than enough funny moments to call this a great comedy. Most of us hardcore Dumb and Dumber fans have been waiting for many years for this sequel with the original gang, and the wait has been worth it. I really did enjoy their effort from top to bottom.The music this time is not as memorable as the first film. We get some moments when some of those great songs pop up, but many of the newer stuff is just filler in my mind. This was a letdown because they did reuse some material from the previous film, and having more of that music in there would have been a joy. Not a total washout, but nothing we will remember for many years down the line.Overall, Dumb and Dumber To is a comedy us die-hard fans have been waiting for for many years, and the event has finally come and gone. While we probably won't see these characters again on the big screen, this last ride was hilarious and filled with great times. Not only should fans of the original film rush out to see this film, but basic comedy fans should rush out to see this film as well. It was such a great effort, and it was more than I thought it was going to be after the longer than normal wait.8/10 Stay until after the credits!
Amusing, Inappropriate, and Nostalgic (by rgkarim)
Dumb and Dumber, a comedy that many years ago had families laughing their heads off. With its incredibly stupid antics, simplistic one-liners, and pushing the borderlines in appropriate films. I personally didn't enjoy it as much as others, and regretted seeing the prequel Dumb and Dumberer even more. So you can probably guess I wasn't too thrilled to see another attempt at continuing the simplistic story. Yet I go back in once again to give you my thoughts on the latest in comedy movie installment. So let's get started. When you come out of an 11-year gap, it can be rather tricky <more>
to reintroduce a series whose last good movie was two decades ago.. To my pleasant surprise, this sequel managed to recapture the spirit of the old movie, bringing back many enjoyable elements. Dumber and Dumber To returns to the comedy that made it famous in all the glorious forms you remember. Starting right from the get go, Lloyd and Harry share in idiotic banter as they find humor in the most inappropriate situations. As seen in the trailers, the story takes place 20 years from the first one, and Lloyd has played a practical joke in the form of playing a vegetable. This is only the start to the nearly two hours of insults, inappropriate fantasies about sex, and death defying slapstick humor that is to come. The diversity in comedy keeps things fun, as fans get to go back to the nostalgic 90's comedy that entertained us so long ago. I myself laughed the most at the simplistic, childish humors of crashing into things and making bad puns. Others found the duo's audacious actions towards women the highlight of the comedy buffet. Nevertheless be sure that there are plenty of funny moments to behold in this movie, so long as you can get through some of the crude moments. Of course one big factor is how the directors grabbed as many of the old cast as possible. This was a brilliant move, as it brings the authenticity back to the fans and bypasses the awkward transition a new cast might bring. The best move of course was getting to see Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back for this film. Twenty years has not affected Carrey's ability to play Lloyd, as he drops right back into the annoyingly loud moron. Carrey is just as nasally as before, and has the act of playing the neurotic nimrod quite well. His facial expressions make you laugh, and his delivery of the inappropriate comments was so well done that it almost seemed like he was insulting the women. Daniels as well brings back the old spark of Harry, whose lisp makes most of his dialogue hilarious. Unlike Carrey, Daniel's character isn't quite as in your face, and his reactions to Lloyd's deranged ideas kept me chuckling the entire time.. I also found his lines to be better written, having a more controlled stupidity that was better timed. Of course, I felt that the both of them would be less funnier had they not been paired for most of the time. The chemistry between these two is what really brings the humor out of this movie, and integrates the new cast quite well. Rob Riggle played the third wheel again, but did a nice job intertwining his style with the crazy duo. Rachel Melvin on the other hand was designed to be a little too airheaded though. Her looks were the most entertaining of the bunch, but her character's lack of intelligence got on my nerves. Still she opened up some comedy for Lloyd and Harry. To sound like a broken record, I think the main thing that I enjoyed was how similar this film was to its predecessor. So many memories came flooding back on this journey, whether through the mention of a character, or a timeless stunt. What impressed me even more is that although they brought many blasts from the pasts, there was still a lot of new things to give this film it's own spin. The characters have aged twenty years, new roles have been adapted, and new people have come into their world. One can only wonder what will happen to the cast, and how Lloyd and Harry will screw up next in their endeavors. Unfortunately for me, I was able to predict most of the twists and see the jokes coming so it lost a little edge for me. In addition, some of the jokes crossed the line a little too far for me, leaving me more disgusted than entertained. Overall Dumb and Dumber Too was a much better sequel than I intended it to be. While I think those who liked the first one will get the most enjoyment out of it, newcomers will be able to enjoy this tale as well. Again, this comedy goes back to the art of clever writing and 90's theatrics, and avoids the humor that relies on a catch phrase to keep you laughing. While there is no theater quality to it, i.e. special effects, or masterpiece story, Dumb and Dumber To may be the last decent comedy of the season. I suggest you give it a try if you are looking for stupid fun, but be cautious about who you take to theater. My scores for this film are:Comedy: 8.0 Movie Overall: 7.5
Switch of your brain and go have some fun! :- (by adampratt81)
It is worth saying right from the start that you have to be in the mood for the film. if you've bought a ticket then you should know what to expect, a gross out comedy. It is worth stating right from the start that it is not as good as the original but then again, I never expected it to be. That being said the movie does not disappoint either. It passed the LOL test on way more than 5 occasions and more than any recent film I'd seen.The script is a bit clunky but the gags flow at a regular rate and there are a few BIG laughs to hopefully satisfy fans and non fans alike.I expect <more>
critics to give the movie a hard time, as they did the original and being critical the main shortcoming of the movie is that it doesn't explore much in the way of NEW gags and physical comedy, which is where the first film really stood out.There is a good springing of reference to the original which is what fans would demand.As the title says, don't think about the movie too hard, or you'll be disappointed, absorb it for what it is and you'll have plenty of laughs along the way.