Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as Lloyd and Harry in this much anticipated sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To.Wikipedia
Dumb and Dumber To Reviews
There isn’t much Carrey and Daniels can get wrong here that isn’t wrong already. However, even if the story was a little better, there is something quite pathetic about wrinkled, greying men on the wrong side of 40 behaving like their selves from the right side of 20.
Much like the original, this one too, will cater to audiences with a certain sensibility. If you’re one for slapstick/ farcical brand of humour, you’re in for a good time. But if you’re one for subtleties and wisecracks, this may offer you only a few chuckles. Whatever, your brand of humour or cinema, nostalgia panders to most palettes and for that reason alone perhaps, you might want to give this film a watch.
Dumb and Dumber To seems to be desperately trying to carve out an audience for itself in a world that has moved on. Harsh as it may sound, Dumb and Dumber To seems to have been made purely because the studio needed to dish out something and this was probably the least-worst option.Stale and struggling to remain relevant, Dumb and Dumber To doesn’t manage to be good enough to be applauded or bad enough to be laughed at.
Save some potty jokes, the plot is essentially a vehicle for a bunch of sight gags and situational comedy all strung together. Carrey is a natural - he often sounds like he's ad-libbing and Turner's dour one-liners delivered in her nicotine-roasted voice is genuinely funny. The jokes are definitely 'dumb' (and therefore, it works in this film's context), but with a movie title that literally proclaims the same out loud, what can you expect?
Dumb and Dumber To deserves to be buried under two feet of mud, alongside the dead fragments of my childhood. You can either watch this film or could plug in the famous Crash Test Dummies song, put on your headphones and drift away into the nostalgic delights of the '90s, when the world was perfect and movies took you on a snowy ride to Aspen.
Watch this film only if you are a fan of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and would love to see them again in roles that made them famous. The comedy isn’t fresh, but you will laugh at some parts. Don’t go with high expectations and as is the trend with most comedies these days, ‘leave your brains at home’. That should work.