maandag 1 februari 2016

100 Movie Challenge 2016 - # 16: Dumb and Dumber To

Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 105 minutes
Year: 2014
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Kathleen Turner, Bill Murray, Rachel Melvin

Description: Twenty years since their first adventure, Lloyd (Jim Carrey) and Harry (Jeff Daniels) go on a road trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption.

Review: Comedy sequels happen seldom and there is a reason for that. They hardly ever work and are rarely funnier or as funny as the first film. The same goes for “Dumb and Dumber To”. It’s fun to see Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels team up again as the stupid Lloyd and Harry, but it’s much of the same and not as funny as “Dumb and Dumber” was.
“Dumb and Dumber” came out in 1994, which was a very good year for Jim Carrey. He also gave us “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and “The Mask” that year. It was also the movie that put directing brothers Bobby and Peter Farrelly on the map. Both the Farrelly brothers and Jim Carrey haven’t made any successful movies recently, so it’s not that odd that they join forces again. Luckily for them Jeff Daniels wanted to join in too.
In “Dumb and Dumber To”, Lloyd and Harry go on another trip, this time to find Harry’s daughter. He just found out about her and she was given up for adoption. They also have to deliver an important package. Sound familiar? Well, in “Dumb and Dumber” they traveled miles for a woman Lloyd was in love with and they were carrying an important briefcase.
And that’s not the only repetition we get. Off course they did this to make it fun for the fans of “Dumb and Dumber”, but this way it’s not as interesting or surprising. Or as funny, because a lot of the jokes aren’t as funny.
This all doesn’t mean this is a total failure. There are many jokes that are enjoyable, although they are very juvenile, but come on, it’s Jim Carrey.
Overall “Dumb and Dumber To” didn’t break the curse, it’s not a very good comedy sequel. Fun for one time, when you’re in a silly mood.

Rating: 2/ 5

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