As I said, this sequel is long overdue and one would have to think that it’s mainly because of Jim Carrey. I recall reading an interview with the actor some years ago, where he stated that he didn’t want to do sequels due to the fact that he’d be doing something he had already done and “not wanting to do the same movie twice.” But sure enough, give any actor some time and their careers are bound to be heading down a slope and what better way is there to revive it than with a sequel to one of the greatest films (of its genre, that is) ever made? None. So here we are now, with one brilliant piece of comedic art.
Dumb and Dumber To – probably one of the dumbest sounding titles there is, but it’s actually quite clever. It plays of the same sounding word ‘two’ as well as hints to the fact that it’ll be a roadtrip movie and at the same time brings us straight into the stupidity that is Harry and Lloyd. Quite the subtle genius, in my opinion.
As for the movie itself, well let’s just say that it has everything you could possibly want from a Dumb and Dumber-sequel…. and a little bit more. Sure, it’s not as great as its predecessor (that’s not something we’d anticipated either) but it brought quite the laughing spree at times. Having been on The Newsroom for the last couple of years, Jeff Daniels proved himself to be a fantastic actor, to be able to leave the seriousness of Will McAvoy behind and just …. remove his intelligence completely for Harry Dunne. And to see Jim Carrey doing what he does (did?) best is a treat beyond treats. It felt almost as if they had shot the two films back-to-back. With the addition of Kathleen Turner as the legendary Fraida Felcher, Rob Riggle as the the badguy and Rachel Melvin as the dimwitted Penny, this movie is guaranteed to make you laugh your socks off. Tango’s Stamp of Approval – received!
I know that it probably will never happen (and I’m okay with it), but this is a time when I feel a trilogy could actually be a good thing. If you look at the American Pie-trilogy, you can’t help but wonder who made the decision to make three (at first) movies. The first one was okay and the second was horrible, so why make a third? With Dumb and Dumber you at least have two great films and if both Carrey and Daniels would reprise it, I’m sure that the Farrelly brothers could hit the hattrick. But as I said, it probably will never happen and I’m okay with it.
There you go, my fellow Interneters, some thoughts on the latest comedy to take its place in my shelf, Dumb and Dumber To, a Farrelly masterpiece. Have you seen it? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comment-section, ‘kay.
Oh, and as the Holiday season is upon us once again, along with my not doing anything for Halloween this year, I’ve wrangled up a Holiday-a-Thon instead. December 1st through 25th, I’ll be posting some thoughts on Holiday-themed films, such as It’s a Wonderful Life and Home Alone among others so come December, be sure to tune in at least once a day, for your reading pleasure, but until then…..