It's been 20 years and Harry Dunn has found something out - he has a daughter! Lloyd Christmas, his equally dim-witted friend, takes one look at a picture of her, develops a crush, and insists the two track her down. What ensues when Harry finally agrees is a bizarre encounter with an old lady and more hilarity because of their sheer stupidity. Written by
According to the Farrely brothers on their appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the studio did not want Jeff Daniels to be in the first Dumb and Dumber. They did not think he could handle a comedic role, as he was known for his dramatic work only. It took major convincing from Jim Carrey and the Farrelly Brothers for the studio to let him be cast in the film. See more »
When Harry is taken to hospital after being shot Penny is wearing a black top, red mini skirt and black boots but after the hospital scene she is wearing a blue dress with white polka dots and black shoes. See more »
SPOILER: After the end credits, Harry and Lloyd are riding in the Zamboni, complaining that they got the wrong milkshakes (when in fact, they are drinking each others' milkshakes). They toss them backwards for the shakes to hit the truck of their old nemesis Sea Bass. He follows them as a text comes up for a faux fourth installment, "Dumb and Dumber For", coming in the summer of 2034, followed by a camouflaged Captain Lippencott walking out of the text. See more »
Perhaps my expectations were too high for this recycled movie
I was pretty disappointed in this movie, and I'm not really sure why. There were definitely some funny parts where I laughed, but the whole thing felt pretty....forced. Harry and Lloyd felt like exaggerated versions of themselves, the storyline was just OK, and I think what threw me off the most was that so much of the movie was recycled.
I mean, you wait this long for a sequel to an absolutely classic movie, you start wondering what brilliance they must be cooking up. However, a LOT of the jokes were literally the same as the ones from the original, like exactly the same. They also tried to recreate similar scenes, they even used a lot of the same soundtrack. While some may see this as nostalgia, I saw it as lazy film making.
I also didn't particularly like the silliness. The first movie had some random very silly parts that in context of the rest of the genuinely funny parts didn't bother me at all. However, this movie seemed to be made up of entirely ridiculous scenes. Almost cartoon like in the way it was done. Not a fan. It reminded me a little of the three stooges movie.
Overall, just not worth going to the movies to see. It's a shame Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels waited this long just to put out something so mediocre.
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