Universal Pictures, Red Granite Pictures, New Line Cinema,

Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Angela Kerecz, Kathleen Turner, Rachel Melvin

Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) has been devastated after the loss of Ms. Samsonite in the first movie and 20 years have passed with Harry (Jeff Daniels) hanging in there for him. But when Harry finds out he has a daughter that he never knew about, he has to head out to find her at all costs. She’s been adopted, but when he finds out where her adoptive family lives, he’s on another road trip to find her at all costs. Naturally, stupidity happens.

I think a lot of people were excited when they finally announced a sequel to Dumb and Dumber. It’s hard to imagine that it’s 20 years later, but the film takes that into account, and we get a quick summary of what’s been happening over the last 20 years. Then hilarity ensues. These guys are Three Stooges dumb, and they know their characters very well. I imagine it was fun for them to get back into the character after 20 years. The film didn’t do too well, and I suppose some of that is that it is 20 years since the first one. That’s a long time for a sequel. Furthermore, people have high expectations for Jim Carrey, and I think many folks have forgotten how stupid these characters really are. So it ends up being a lot of puns, a lot of slapstick, and a lot of a just plain silliness. It’s very, very low brow humor, so you aren’t going to get any satisfaction in the plot or the cleverness of the script. But it’s exactly what you should expect, and I did find it very funny. Certainly it’s not as great as the original 1995 movie, but it’s still really funny in the same kind of way. Filled with extra characters that bring a lot of value to the movie as well. Harry’s daughter Penny (Rachel Melvin) is a chip off the old block. So don’t be so snooty and dismiss this movie, or listen to the critics that hated it because they didn’t watch enough Three Stooges as a kid. Guys have got to love this kind of off-beat humor, and if you don’t go in looking for a masterpiece, this is a bunch of chuckles. I must say, I enjoyed it.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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    Ed's Review Dot Com » Movie Review – Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) {R} said

    April 12 2015 @ 11:03 am

    […] and though it’s a small role, she’s pretty funny too. I recently reviews “Dumb and Dumber To”, and I feel pretty much the same way about this one as I do about that one. You have to know what […]

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