Review: Dumb and Dumber To
Twenty years later, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reunite to bring the stupid yet endearing duo of Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas back to the big screen. Is this a welcome return? It is a relief to say that Dumb and Dumber To, while for the most part rehashes the first film, works as both a nostalgic event, and brings back a type of comedy that has recently been failing.The over-the-top, physical, gag comedy that made the Farrelly Brothers famous finally hits the mark again in this sequel.
Harry and Lloyd are set onto another road-trip when Harry learns that he fathered a daughter 22 years ago, and needs to find her as he needs a kidney transplant. It’s more complicated than that, however, as Harry’s daughter Fanny had been given up for adoption by Fraida (Kathleen Turner, who is one of the best parts of the film), and her adoptive family has some drama of their own.
The goal of Dumb and Dumber To is obviously to be incredibly stupid and slightly offensive, and Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels slip right back into their roles so seamlessly, that you almost forget twenty years has passed. The jokes are constant, and while some are better than others, the funny ones deliver heavy laughter. The film has its twists and turns, and if you just let go of your dignity for its hour and a half runtime and simply let yourself enjoy it, Dumb and Dumber To can be a very fun time.