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Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
(Originally posted as a comment to a site's review, under my 'BirthdaySurprise' account)
(I'm glad that many people were able to find enjoyment in this, this comment isn't intended to cause any judging or disrespect on your experience watching this. Sincerely glad it brought you laughter and joy)
Not to take the first film too serious, but it did have heart. Lloyd's speech at the beginning of the first one, it felt sincere. There was a great sense of desperation in his lonely hopes of having more friends.
As the first film goes on, it's amusing and funny seeing exactly why he and Harry can't have friends ("You don't kill people you don't know, that's the rule." *minutes after meeting Harry and Lloyd, pulls for his gun*), and even getting insight into Lloyd's warped mind of what it could be like to live a more active social life (joking with friends by the fireplace, pleasant dinner with lovely girlfriend, chomping on someone's nuts and ripping out a chef's heart....)
the first film literally starts on Hope Street.
Best of all, I love that at the end of everything, Harry and Lloyd still at least have each other.
No, it wasn't a big quality film, it was largely a string of dumb jokes. But if you pay enough attention, you'll find there's fantastic warmth and even a story going on (outside of what seems to be the main point of returning a briefcase), both of which is severely missing in the latest film.
I did laugh a bit throughout. But, Carrey and Daniels were more of glorified cartoon parodies rather the two characters we saw 20 years ago. The entire world itself felt like a glorified cartoon parody with loose sight of the first film.
Anyone needing a laugh, the film may deliver, but your old pals Harry and Lloyd, and the world you were acquainted with 20 years ago, won't be there.
Beggars of Life (1928)
Humanity at balance
Lovingly enduring balance throughout the bitter-sweet nature of life.
Strongly bind etches off a shadow's corridor seeping variant threefold counter-collision in a bleeding soul. Cuddled in a bleak world starved of hope. Darkness into light, light unto darkness.
It is greatly difficult to find anything in this world to help maintain my enthusiasm. Even further, to find anything that can fully reach me. So when I claim such high praise and rating, I do sincerely mean it.
If you don't mind silent (or, silent-ish, depending on which version you view) films, and are looking for a divinely tranquil experience, there's a good chance you'll enjoy this. Give it 5 minutes, just 5.
Kiss x sis (2010)
Where's that one place you can be sheltered?
Hidden back from humanity for a couple of hours, a special retreat to allow your mind ease off from the world.
In friends? A lover? Entertainment mediums?
My cure would be Kiss x sis. Particularly for Ako and Riko. Two twin sisters with a fantastic depth of love for their younger step-brother, expressing their love in what they'd imagine would be the best way to show it.
They do want to show gratitude and kindness for how much they appreciate their step-brother, but they do it in such a warped and perverted way. All without any shame, or without really any realization as to how twisted the scenario truly is.
At first glance it's easy to see you being tempted to think this is a show merely intended for low-class adults, when it really is a sweet show that can manage to make you feel for the characters.
And most of the time, the sexual nature isn't intended to get you excited, it's often played for comedy. Or to sincerely enhance a certain bond to progress the characters. (At least in the main series, not entirely the OVA episodes)
One moment that I felt documented this show at it's best on all layers was when Ako and Riko were contemplating pulling out a strand of each other's pubic hair to put in a charm bag to give to their younger step- brother out of hope he would pass the entrance exam to get into his sisters' highschool.
It's both a funny and heart-felt moment, despite what many could consider an odd and crude nature about it.
Does this sound similar to a pocket you could also call home? Tucked off from the universe for a while?
You may also want to consider mixing the OVAs into this series, I believe they follow the same continuity. Look at the airdate for the OVAs and episodes of the series, match them up for best result. Though understand, the main series is more story-driven with calmer thrills, while the OVAs are a little more wacky sexy shenanigans.