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Movie Review: “Dumb and Dumber To” Suffices for a Sequel

It’s been 20 years since we last saw Lloyd and Harry traveling together to “sunny Aspen, Colorado.”  Now they’ve come back for another disastrous road trip.  Only this time, the drive is a lot less fun.

For the past 20 years Lloyd (Jim Carrey) has been hospitalized due to his heart break over “Mary Samsonite.”  Harry (Jeff Daniels) has been visiting him every week, changing his diaper and urine bag.  But when Harry tells Lloyd he must stop visiting due to his own new-found illness, we learn that Lloyd is fine and this has just been an elaborate prank.  After the two stop laughing over the unfathomable joke, they focus on the fact that Harry needs a relative to donate a kidney so that he may live.  He soon discovers that he has daughter, Penny (Rachel Melvin), that was given up for adoption by his ex-girlfriend Friada (Kathleen Turner).  With Friada’s resources, the two are able to seek out Penny and hopefully gain her kidney.  What follows is an inappropriate love interest, new enemies, deceit, and of course, the predictable slap stick comedy.

If you hated the first Dumb and Dumber for some reason, refrain from ever watching this sequel.  The Farrelly brothers have basically recycled the premise and numerous jokes from the previous movie only to result in what I’d call a weak synonym.  Fans will either find their formula nostalgic or just plain lazy.

It is obvious Carrey came prepared to give 110% for his return as the dim-witted Lloyd Christmas.  However, I can’t say the same for his best friend.  Daniels does an adequate job playing Harry Dunne, but it’s clear Jim Carrey has taken full control of the wheel during this second ride.

Dumb and Dumber To is worth the watch for fans of the original.  Go in with low expectations, enjoy as many laughs as you can squeeze out from the film, and come out somewhat content.

Side note: Stick around for the end of the closing credits.

Rating: 2.5/5

“Dumb and Dumber To” Official Trailer HD